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Parent Rangers Assign Seven, Whale Send Six to ECHL Greenville

Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld today announced the following changes to the team’s training camp roster:

Assigned to the Whale by the NY Rangers:

Defensemen (2):    Tim Erixon, Blake Parlett

Forwards (5):         Ryan Bourque, Carl Hagelin, John Mitchell, Kris Newbury, Dale Weise

Reassigned by the Whale to Greenville (ECHL):

Goaltenders (2):     Jerry Kuhn, Jason Missiaen

Forwards (4):         Chris Chappell, Kale Kerbashian, Jeff Prough, Connor Shields

With those changes, the Whale now have 32 players in training camp:

Goal (2):           Chad Johnson, Cameron Talbot

Defense (11):    Lee Baldwin, Collin Bowman, Tim Erixon, T.J. Fast, Sam Klassen, Tomas Kundratek, Jyri Niemi, Jared Nightingale, Blake Parlett, Wade Redden, Pavel Valentenko

Forwards (19):   Jonathan Audy-Marchessault, Ryan Bourque, Max Campbell, Brendan Connolly, Andre Deveaux, Tommy Grant, Carl Hagelin, Tayler Jordan, Chad Kolarik, Chris McKelvie, John Mitchell, Kris Newbury, Jordan Owens, Matt Rust, Scott Tanski, Kelsey Tessier, Andreas Thuresson, Dale Weise, Jason Wilson

The Whale wrap up their preseason action tomorrow, Sunday, October 2, against the Worcester Sharks at Champions Skating Center, which is located at 6 Progress Dr. in Cromwell, CT.  That game will face off at 2:00, and a $5 admission charge will benefit Junior Wolf Pack youth hockey.

The Whale’s regular-season home opener is coming up Saturday, October 15, a GEICO Connecticut Cup game vs. the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.  Tickets to that game, and all 2011-12 Whale home games, are on sale now at the Public Power Ticket Office at the XL Center, as well as on-line at http://www.ctwhale.com and through TicketMaster Charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Save on your tickets, and get the best seats, with a ticket plan for the Whale’s 2011-12 AHL campaign, which are on sale now. For information on season seats and mini plans, visit http://www.ctwhale.com, or call the CT Whale ticket office at (860) 728-3366 to talk with an account executive today.


2 responses to “WHALE MOVES

  1. what do you need to get down to for opener?

  2. I may be wrong about this, but the only number that really matters for the AHL is the number of veterans which I believe is six. I don’t think there’s a requirement on the number of players a team can carry. My guess is they will be somewhere around 23…