Post by smallysmally on Dec 30, 2021 12:10:16 GMT -5
WICHITA, Kan. (Dec. 29) - The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Edmonton Oilers, AHL's Bakersfield Condors and powered by Toyota, announced today that forward Peter Crinella has been loaned to the Springfield Thunderbirds while goaltender Evan Buitenhuis has been loaned to Bakersfield.
Crinella, 25, is having a terrific start to the season. He leads the team with 13 goals and tied for the team-lead with 24 points. Crinella attended training camp with the Thunderbirds this past October.
A native of East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, the third-year forward is nearing a few new personal milestones. He needs seven tallies to set a new career-high in goals (19), five helpers to set a new career-high in assists (15) and nine points to set a new career-high in points (32).
We need Foley to post and explain to us why Crinella isn’t very good.
Well, since the NHL added taxi squads taking the top AHL guys up, the top end of the ECHL are filling the fourth lines in the AHL. Remember, he isn't under a contract in the AHL. I have seen guys that are out of hockey getting PTO's (Professional Tryout) in the AHL this year.
Springfield has used 41 skaters already this year.
Last Edit: Jan 2, 2022 22:27:43 GMT -5 by bfoley82
Post by thecrossisback on Jan 3, 2022 16:41:24 GMT -5
Butler had a goal and 2 assists. I was at the game. Work for the Railers
The ECHL has had players showing up during the warmups.
As a coach it seems like you are never know who is going to play.
The other day the the Railers had only 15 players and the back up goalie was an off ice official. The back up goalie for Reading yesterday played at Union but works a regular job in the area. Emergency goalie if the starter got hurt.