THE FULL MONTE IN DANBURY

FHL’s 3rd Leading Goal Scorer Signs with Whalers

Danbury WhalersDanbury Whalers President and General Manager Herm Sorcher has announced the signing of Right Wing Anthony Monte for the 2011-12 season.

In 2010-2011, Monte was a member of the Rome Frenzy, where he served as Captain.  The Chicago, Illinois native finished third in the FHL in scoring posting 30 goals and 27 assists for 57 points.  Monte was 8th in total points, and led the FHL with 3 short-handed goals.  The 5’9, 175-pounder was 4th in the league with 183 shots, tied with former Danbury Whaler Leland Fidler.

A collegiate star at Division III Nichols College, Monte netted 84 goals in 110 games with Nichols College of the ECAC.  Upon graduation, Anthony went to the Wichita Thunder of the Central Hockey League (AA).  In 5 games, Anthony had 2 goals and 1 assist.  The following season, 2009-10 while with the Pensacola Ice Flyers of the SPHL, Monte netted 9 goals & 8 assists in 56 games as well as 20PIM.

Monte is a right handed shot who’s season highlights from the season with the Frenzy include, six two-goal games, a seven-game goal scoring streak in which he netted nine goals over that stretch, and three four-point games against the FHL Champion Akwesasne Warriors.  In seven games against The Whalers last season, Monte tallied a goal and five assists.

“Danbury is the top spot in the Federal Hockey League,” Monte said. “It was my number one choice of where to play.  I cannot wait to be part of the excitement in the city.  I have heard so many great things about the fans and the people of the community.”

Monte went on to add, “The fans made it hard last year on the visitors, they are a true advantage.  We came here five times and didn’t win a game.  I look forward to being part of the other side of it this year, especially Section 102.”

For further information on season’s tickets call 973-713-7547.

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