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Royals Sign D Cortese

September 25, 2018 - Reading, PA - The Reading Royals have signed defenseman Anthony Cortese to an ECHL contract for the 2018-19 season, Head Coach Kirk MacDonald announced Tuesday. A 24-year-old from Pierrefonds, QC, Cortese combined to play 40 games for Indy and Fort Wayne last season (2g, 8 pts.). He is entering his second professional campaign. "We're excited to bring Anthony in to the Royals family," MacDonald said. "With training camp starting, it's important to have another player in the fold that's played for successful ECHL franchise... Full Story

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Monarchs Sign Zeb Knutson

September 25, 2018 - MANCHESTER, N.H. - Manchester Monarchs Head Coach and General Manager, Doug Christiansen, announced today that the Monarchs have signed Zeb Knutson to a Standard Player Contract for the 2018-19 season. The Monarchs are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's Los Angeles Kings. Knutson, 24, joins the Monarchs after skating in 40 games for Minnesota State, scoring 43 points on 15 goals and 28 assists, during the 2017-18 season. Over his four years with the Mavericks, Knutson racked up 88 points on 38 goals an... Full Story

Solar Bears Name Marc LeFebvre as Assistant Coach

September 25, 2018 - ORLANDO, Fla. - The Orlando Solar Bears have announced that Marc LeFebvre has been named the team's new assistant coach. LeFebvre, 36, joins the Solar Bears after spending the 2017-18 season with the Cincinnati Cyclones in an identical role. The Cyclones posted a 39-30-3-0 record, highlighted by a power play unit that finished second overall (20.1%) in the ECHL. "Marc is beginning to come into his own as a coach and recruiter," Solar Bears head coach and general manager Drake Berehowsky said. "He already brings tremen... Full Story

Rupert Twins Returning to Indianapolis

September 25, 2018 - INDIANAPOLIS - The Indy Fuel, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks and the AHL's Rockford IceHogs, announced Tuesday that they have signed forwards Ryan and Matt Rupert to ECHL contracts for the 2018-19 season. The twin brothers make their return to the Circle City after starting the season with the Sheffield Steelers of the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL). The 24-year-olds from Grand Bend, Ontario signed with the Steelers in the offseason, playing four games in the United Kingdom before being released from... Full Story


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