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River Dragons Arrive in Columbus

May 22, 2019 - Columbus Professional Hockey officially became The Columbus River Dragons today at a press conference to announce the Fountain City's newest member of the Federal Prospects Hockey League (FPHL). The organization also introduced their team colors, logo, and front office staff to an enthusiastic gathering that included fans and members of the media at the Columbus Civic Center. Two highlights from today's front office introductions were the announcements that the River Dragons have named Scott Brand as the team's Pr... Full Story

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T-Birds Sign Jordan Gustafson

May 22, 2019 - KENT - Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Bil La Forge today announced center Jordan Gustafson has signed a WHL Standard Player Agreement with the team. Gustafson, from Ardrossan, Alberta, was selected by the T-Birds in the first round, eighth overall, in the 2019 Bantam Draft on May 2 in Red Deer, Alberta. "This is an exciting day for our franchise as Jordan is a building block we have identified for success going forward," said La Forge. "Our Scouting staff did a very good job identifying Jordan as a priority talen... Full Story

Barberis to Play with Carleton

May 22, 2019 - Graduating defenseman Matt Barberis will continue his hockey career with the Carleton Ravens in the fall. The 1998 born defender was acquired by the Rockets at the trade deadline this past season. He suited up in 179 games during his Western Hockey League career with the Vancouver Giants and Kelowna Rockets scoring 21 goals and adding 65 assists. Carleton plays within the Ontario University Athletics conference of U Sports. The Ravens had a record of 18-5-0-2-3 and qualified for the Cavendish Farms University Cup this ... Full Story

Jon Vaillancourt Joins Wilderness Coaching Staff as Associate Head Coach

May 22, 2019 - CLOQUET, MN - The Minnesota Wilderness are pleased to announce the hiring of Jon Vaillancourt as the Minnesota Wilderness Associate Head Coach. Vaillancourt is originally from La Valle, Wisconsin and has spent the last two season as the Head Coach and General Manager for the Coulee Region Chill in the NA3HL. In Vaillancourt's inaugural season with the Coulee Region Chill (then La Crosse Freeze), the team posted a record of 34-12-1, claiming the Central Division Championship Title, with six players moving on to the NAHL. This... Full Story

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Kelowna Rockets defenseman Matt Barberis
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