Archive for September, 2010

Coleman To Return To Trenton…With Alaska

September 26, 2010

Goaltender Gerald Coleman, who spent most of the last two seasons with the Trenton Devils, has signed with the St. Louis Blues and is ticketed for the Alaska Aces.

Coleman, 25, posted a 38-17-9 mark over the last two years in Trenton.  His acquisition early in the 2008-09 season played a huge role in the T-Devils turning their year around and making the postseason.  But the former NHL netminder struggled at times last season, posting a 3.61 GAA and .887 save percentage in an injury-shortened campaign.

The Blues recently assigned Coleman to AHL Peoria from NHL camp, but he’s going to be behind Ben Bishop and Jake Allen on the depth chart.  That has him slated for the Blues ECHL affiliate in Alaska, who are scheduled to come to town for their very first regular season meeting against Trenton on Saturday, November 27 at 7:00 PM at Sun National Bank Center.

Of course, the then-Trenton Titans defeated Alaska, four games to three, in the Conference Finals in 2005 on their way to the organization’s only Kelly Cup title.

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com

Remember These Guys?

September 26, 2010

Here’s Jeff Frazee prior to the September 23 preseason contest at Madison Square Garden…

…And Brad Mills, seen here before last night’s game at the Prudential Center.

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com

Pierre-Luc Leblond, Doing What He Does…

September 22, 2010

I was at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia last night…here’s Leblond doing what he does best.

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com

Lerg, Vokes Among Four Signed

September 22, 2010

(PR) Trenton, NJ – The ECHL’s Trenton Devils today announced the signings of four players: goaltender Jeff Lerg and forwards Ryan Hayes, Nick Kemp and Matt Vokes. The announcement was made by Albany/Trenton Devils General Manager Chris Lamoriello. As per club policy, no further terms were disclosed.

Lerg, 24, appeared in two games for Trenton last season, winning his professional debut, 4-3, vs. Johnstown March 24. A Michigan State Spartan (CCHA) from 2005 through 2009, the
Livonia, MI native was named team captain his senior year and USA Hockey College Player of the Year as a sophomore, leading MSU to the 2007 NCAA Championship. The 5-6, 155-lb. goaltender holds Spartan all-time records for career games (146) and career saves (3,996). Lerg occupies top-10 positions in several Michigan State goaltending categories including save percentage (.921), goals-against-average (2.38), career shutouts (12), and wins (76). His 1.62 career GAA in the NCAA Tournament (eight games) is sixth best in NCAA history. Before his collegiate career, Lerg played two seasons for the USHL’s Omaha/River City Lancers, winning USA Hockey’s Dave Peterson Goalie of the Year and USA Hockey Junior Player of the Year in 2005. In 2002, he won a gold medal with the U.S. U-17 Select Team in the Czech Republic. He was born April 9, 1986.

Hayes, 21, joins the ECHL Devils after spending three seasons with the Plymouth Whalers (OHL). The 5-9, 180-lb. forward had his most productive OHL season in 2008-09 with 26 goals and 19 assists for 45 points with 52 penalty minutes in 55 games. In 2009-10, Hayes won the Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy as the OHL’s Humanitarian of the Year. Before joining Plymouth, Hayes played six games for Boston College (HE), registering three points in 2007. Before college, Hayes represented Team USA for two seasons, winning a gold medal at the 2006 IIHF World U-18 Championship and a silver medal in 2007. Born June, 4, 1989 in Syracuse, NY, the right-handed shooter played for the Syracuse Stars (EJHL) in 2004-2005, totaling 45 points (27g, 18a) in 34 games.

Kemp, 24, joins the ECHL Devils after spending one season with the Bakersfield Condors (ECHL) and four with the University of Minnesota-Duluth (WCHA). The 6-1, 210-lb. forward skated in 62 regular season games for Bakersfield as a rookie, posting nine goals and 13 assists for 22 points with 30 penalty minutes. In four seasons at Minnesota-Duluth, the Hermantown, MN native posted 23 goals and 28 assists for 51 points with 125 penalty minutes in 150 games. A right-handed shooter, Kemp led the Bulldogs in points per game as a junior (15 points in 36 games). Born January 5, 1986, Kemp had an all-star season of junior hockey for the Sioux City Musketeers (USHL) in 2004-05, scoring 15 goals and 23 assists for 38 points with 44 penalty minutes in 59 games.

Vokes, 25, enters his second professional season after leading the ECHL Devils with 33 assists in 52 games as a rookie. With 20 goals, his 53 points were second most on the team. Winner of multiple ECHL accolades in 2009-10, the 6-1, 190-lb. forward was named Rookie of the Month for February, posting 20 points (9g, 11a) in 11 games, including three game-winning goals. The Auburn, MA native played four seasons for Brown University (ECAC), leading the Bears in goals (11), assists (17) and points (28) during his senior year. Vokes skated for the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders (USHL) for two seasons prior to attending Brown, appearing in 113 games and scoring 44 goals with 46 assists. A right-handed shooter, Vokes was born September 3, 1985.

The Trenton Devils regular season begins at Sun National Bank Center October 16 and 17 with home games against Reading at 7 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively.

Season and individual-game tickets are now on sale and group reservations are being accepted. More information is available by visiting TrentonDevils.com or by calling 609-599-9500.

TRENTON DEVILS — The Trenton Devils are a member of the ECHL, North America’s Premier “AA” Hockey League. The Trenton Devils are owned and operated by the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League.

Eves Dealt To South Carolina

September 16, 2010

(PR) Trenton, NJ, September 16, 2010 — The ECHL’s Trenton Devils today announced the trade of forward Dan Eves to the South Carolina Stingrays for future considerations. The announcement was made by Trenton Devils General Manager Chris Lamoriello.

The Trenton Devils regular season begins at Sun National Bank Center October 16 and 17 with home games against Reading at 7 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively.

Season and individual-game tickets are now on sale and group reservations are being accepted. More information is available by visiting TrentonDevils.com or by calling 609-599-9500.

Single Game Tickets Go On Sale Tuesday

September 3, 2010

(PR) Trenton, NJ, September 3, 2010 — The ECHL’s Trenton Devils today announced individual game tickets for the 2010-11 season will go on sale September 7 at 10 a.m.

The Trenton Devils regular season begins at Sun National Bank Center October 16 and 17 with home games against Reading at 7 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively.

As part of the Opening Night festivities, all fans attending the October 16 contest will have the ability to register to win four tickets to see Justin Bieber perform November 14 at Wells Fargo Center (formerly Wachovia Center) in Philadelphia, courtesy of the Trenton Devils.

Single game tickets will be available for purchase by telephone, in person, and online. Fans may call the Trenton Devils front office at 609-599-9500 or visit the office, located in the Roebling Market at 635 S. Clinton Ave., during business hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Sun National Bank Center Box Office will be open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 am. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets will be available online at http://www.ComcastTix.com.

Full and partial season ticket plans are also on sale and group reservations are being accepted. The Devils offer 24, 18, and 12-game partial plans, and flexible-voucher plans.

TRENTON DEVILS — The Trenton Devils are a member of the ECHL, North America’s Premier “AA” Hockey League. The Trenton Devils are owned and operated by the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League.

Poli Dealt To Gwinnett

September 2, 2010

(PR) Trenton, NJ, September 2, 2010 — The ECHL’s Trenton Devils today announced the trade of forward Chris Poli to the Gwinnett Gladiators for future considerations. The announcement was made by Trenton Devils General Manager Chris Lamoriello.

The Trenton Devils regular season begins at Sun National Bank Center October 16 and 17 with home games against Reading at 7 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively.

Full and partial season ticket plans are now on sale and group reservations are being accepted. More information is available by visiting TrentonDevils.com or by calling 609-599-9500.

TRENTON DEVILS — The Trenton Devils are a member of the ECHL, North America’s Premier “AA” Hockey League. The Trenton Devils are owned and operated by the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League.


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