Prescott Valley, AZ – The Arizona Sundogs made a few roster moves leading into the weekend series against the Wichita Thunder.
On Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Phoenix Coyotes Assistant General Manager and Portland Pirates General Manager Brad Treliving announced that the Portland Pirates have recalled goaltender Chris Rawlings from the Arizona Sundogs. Rawlings, has played in 12 games with the Sundogs and posted a 2-9-1 record with a 4.12 goals-against-average and a .857 save percentage.
With Rawlings recent call-up the Sundogs have signed new goaltender Adam Brown who spent last season and part of this season with the Colorado Eagles of the ECHL. This season he played in 18 games and posted a 9-5-3 record, with a 2.98 goals-against-average, and a .896 save percentage.
Also, added to the roster is fifth year forward, Michael Forney. The 6-foot-2 Minnesota native has spent time with the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Chicago Wolves, St. John’s IceCaps and Texas Stars. He has also skated for the Gwinnett Gladiators and Colorado Eagles of the ECHL. Overall Forney has skated in 314 professional games and tallied 98 goals and 149 assists for 149 points.
Paul Mcilveen and Tom Maxwell were both activated from the 30-day injury reserve (IR). In addition Riley Emmerson and Dion Campbell have been placed on season ending IR and Alex Velischek and Johan Ryd have been moved to the 14-day IR and Sebastian Geoffrion was placed on the 7-day IR.
This past Sunday the Arizona Sundogs secured the eighth and final playoff spot. Their first post-season home game will be played on Wednesday, April 9th at 6:35PM and Friday, April 11th and Saturday April 12th when both games start at 7:05PM. Playoff tickets are now on sale by visiting our information tables at the remaining home games or by calling our office (928) 759-6600. Opponents will not be decided until Sunday evening.
The Arizona Sundogs are the Central Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes. Season tickets, mini-plan, and single-game ticket information is now available by calling (928) 759-6600 or visiting arizonasundogs.com.