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BOWERS BACK IN TOWN

Ray SchmittBY: Ray Schmitt, Voice of the Greenville Road Warriors

The Greenville Road Warriors announced today that center Justin Bowers has returned to the team from the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League.

Bowers played two games with the Admirals before returning home. He is the Road Warriors’ leader in points (57) and assists (43) which rank tied for second and first in the ECHL, respectively. Bowers also leads the league in power play points (24) and power play assists (20). Bowers is the reigning ECHL Player of the Month after notching a league-best 28 points (10G, 18A) over 15 games in January.

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BOWERS MOVING TO BEER-TOWN

Greenville Road Warriors

BY: Ray Schmitt, Voice of the Greenville Road Warriors

The Greenville Road Warriors announced today that center Justin Bowers has been loaned to the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League.

Bowers was the ECHL Player of the Month for January with 28 points (10G, 18A) in 15 games and is Greenville’s leading scorer with 57 points (14G, 43A). His point total is tied for second most in the ECHL while his 43 assists lead the league as do his 20 power-play assists and 24 power-play points.

BRODIE DUPONT TRADED

Brodie Dupont, who’s spent the last four years in Hartford and finally broke through getting his first experience in the NHL this past year playing one game with the New York Rangers, was traded by the only team he’s ever played for as a pro to the Nashville Predators for forward Andreas Thuresson.

Thuresson is 23 years old and has played 22 games in the NHL with the Predators where he notched a goal and two helpers.

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FROM THE CREASE with BRUCE BERLET

bruce mug shot 1By Bruce Berlet

HARTFORD, CT. – If the New York Rangers are to find a trade for veteran defenseman Wade Redden to eliminate his annual $6.5 million salary cap hit, they’ll have to find out which eight teams he doesn’t want to be dealt to that’s part of the six-year, $39 million contract he signed on July 1, 2008.

During Connecticut Whale exit meetings Tuesday, Redden said he has no timetable on when he will decide on his future.

“I haven’t even talked to my agent yet,” Redden said.

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WILLIAMS IMPRESSES AT AHL ALL-STAR GAME

AHL LogoEASTERN CONFERENCE POSTS 19-7 WIN IN 2011 AHL ALL-STAR SKILLS COMPETITION

HERSHEY, Pa. … The Eastern Conference AHL All-Stars opened the 2011 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Capital BlueCross with a 19-7 victory over their Western Conference counterparts in the 2011 Reese’s AHL All-Star Skills Competition at the Giant Center on Sunday afternoon.

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STOCK PILING FORWARDS

CaptureDesperately seeking some combination of players that will give 60-minutes night in and night out, the Hartford Wolf Pack/Connecticut Whale are looking for help wherever they can find it.

As a result, the team has brought on Tyler Donati, who hasn’t done much and moved out disgruntled defenseman Nigel Williams for Stu Bickel and now comes word that the team has acquired Oren Eizenman from the Syracuse Crunch in exchange for future considerations.

Eizenman has essentially been an ECHL player over the last three years. His best season was in 2007-2008 for Fresno in the ECHL when he had 66 points (27g, 39a) in 53 games. He also put up 59 points (21g, 38a) last season.

For his career, he has played 49 AHL games he has 2 goals and 7 assists. For his ECHL career he has 140 games with 56g and 100a for 156 points.

Here’s an interesting story on the Israeli forward

Here’s the official release:

WP ACQUIRE FORWARD OREN EIZENMAN

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Has Split Season between Syracuse, Elmira

Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the team has acquired AHL-contracted forward Oren Eizenman from the Syracuse Crunch in a trade, in exchange for future considerations.

Eizenman, a 6-0, 190-pound fourth-year pro, has been on loan from the Crunch to the Elmira Jackals of the ECHL, for whom he has five goals and 12 assists for 17 points, along with four penalty minutes, in 12 games.  Those totals are good for second on the team in assists and third in points, and Eizenman’s plus/minus rating of +10 is second-best on the Jackals’ club, and his 12 assists rank tied for fifth overall in the ECHL.  The 25-year-old Toronto native has also suited up for three AHL games with the Crunch, going scoreless and Even with two shots on goal.

Last season Eizenman logged seven AHL games with the Milwaukee Admirals, chipping in one assist, and tallied 21 goals and 38 assists for 59 points, plus 61 PIM, in 61 games with the ECHL’s Stockton Thunder.  He finished second on the Thunder club in assists, third in points and fourth in goals, and also led the team in playoff points and assists, with three goals and 16 assists for 19 points in 15 post-season games.

In 49 career AHL games with Milwaukee, the Worcester Sharks, Manitoba Moose, San Antonio Rampage and Crunch, Eizenman has posted two goals and seven assists for nine points, along with 10 penalty minutes.  In 140 total ECHL outings with the Fresno Falcons, Thunder and Jackals, he has chalked up 56 goals and 100 assists for 156 points, plus 107 PIM.

Here are his numbers:

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IT’S ALL PERSPECTIVE

Charlotte Checkers It was a good news, bad news day for the Charlotte Checkers all depending upon your point-of-view.

For Mike Bartlett, it was a good news day as he was given word by Derek Wilkinson that he’d been recalled by the Milwaukee Admirals who trail in their best-of-seven playoff series, two-games-to-one to the Chicago Wolves.

The bad news is for the Checkers themselves who Bartlett played a big part in helping Charlotte knot their best-of-seven series at a game-apiece with a two goal performance Saturday night.

Bartlett could return to the Checkers should Milwaukee get knocked off by Chicago.

Here’s the official release:

 

BARTLETT LOANED TO MILWAUKEE

Winger Earns AHL Call-Up On Heels Of Two-Goal Performance Saturday

CHARLOTTE, NC—Charlotte Checkers general manager and head coach Derek Wilkinson announced today that forward Mike Bartlett has been loaned to the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League.

Bartlett, 25, has two goals and three assists in five playoff games with the Checkers, including a two-goal performance in Saturday’s 5-0 win over Cincinnati.

The Morton Grove, Ill. native began the season with the ECHL’s Johnstown Chiefs where he notched 10 goals and 15 assists in 30 games before being loaned to Lake Erie (AHL) in late December. At the time of his call-up, Bartlett ranked second in Chiefs scoring. He was traded to the Checkers at the deadline along with defenseman and teammate Trevor Hendrikx.

In 41 AHL games with Lake Erie, the 6-foot, 195-pound winger tallied six goals and four assists. Bartlett also played 17 AHL games with Lake Erie last season where he potted two goals and an assist.

Charlotte (4-2) will host Cincinnati again on Tuesday, Apr. 27 and Wednesday, Apr. 28, if necessary. Ticket information can be obtained by calling 704-342-4-ICE or visiting www.gocheckers.com/playoffs.

ETHAN GRAHAM HEADING TO BEER COUNTRY

 GRAHAM LOANED TO MILWAUKEE

Defenseman Earns Second AHL Call-Up This Season

Charlotte Checkers general manager and head coach Derek Wilkinson announced today that defenseman Ethan Graham has been loaned to the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League.

Graham has two goals and nine assists for 11 points in 18 games this season, including a four-game point streak (1g, 3a) between Jan. 29 and Feb. 4. The 27-year-old blueliner was called up to the Norfolk Admirals earlier in the season, notching one goal and three assists in 16 games. Graham has other prior AHL experience with the Iowa Stars and Hartford Wolf Pack.

In 2008-09, Graham notched five goals and 20 assists in 40 games in his second season as a professional. He led all Checkers defensemen in power-play points with 14 and chipped in with two game-winning goals.

Prior to turning pro, the hard-shooting defender played four years at Michigan State University where he helped the Spartans capture the 2007 NCAA National Championship and was voted the team’s most outstanding defenseman.

Charlotte (27-15-6) will travel to Gwinnett this weekend for two important games before returning home to host the Toledo Walleye on Thursday for the ‘Midnight Game’. Puck drops at 11:59 p.m. and ticket information can be obtained by calling 704-342-4-ICE or visiting www.gocheckers.com