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Wichita Thunder Submits Eight Qualifying Offers (7/1/2015) - The Wichita Thunder offered qualifying offers to eight players on Wednesday. Each team was entitled to reserve the rights to a maximum of eight qualified players. Of the eight qualified players, no more than four could be veterans (260 regular season professional hockey games played as of the start of the upcoming 2015-16 season). The […]
CyclonesGoalCelebrate Cyclones Announce Qualifying Offers; Re-Sign Minella & Huard (7/1/2015) - On Wednesday afternoon, the Cyclones, along with the other 27 ECHL teams, extended Qualifying Offers to the players of their choosing. In case you need a refresher, the maximum number of players a team can extend a qualifying offer to is 8. Of the 8 slots, only 4 can be Vets. To be considered a […]
ECHL Announces List of Players with Qualifying Offers (7/1/2015) - The ECHL has released the list of players who received a valid qualifying offer from ECHL teams by the June 30 deadline. Players who had already signed a contract by June 30 did not need to receive a qualifying offer. Each team was entitled to reserve the rights to a maximum of eight qualified players. Of […]
Mallards sign Nikiforov and Nelson (6/30/2015) - The Mallards announced two signings today: Vladimir Nikiforov and Logan Nelson. Nikiforov is still just 27 but seems like he’s been around longer. He has already played six pro seasons, since first turning pro at age 20. He has played in 282 games, so he is over the 260 game threshold and will count as […]
Crystal Ball: Mavericks’ Qualifying Offers (6/30/2015) - As the deadline to submit qualifying offers nears, General Manager Brent Thiessen and Coach Richard Matvichuk will have some tough decisions to make moving forward. The Missouri Mavericks can extend qualifying offers to as many as eight players. Entering their second season in the ECHL, the Mavs will look to make some significant upgrades, as […]
Orlando Solar Bears Name Noreen to Head Coaching Position (6/30/2015) - The Orlando Solar Bears named Anthony Noreen as the team’s new head coach on Tuesday. Noreen was the USHL (United States Hockey League) Coach of the Year in 2014-15 after leading the Youngstown Phantoms to a 40-14-6 record last season. Noreen spent the last four seasons (2011-15) as the head coach and general manager of […]