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Recently in ECHL Category Profile of @UMassHockey Alum Dean Stork

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The ECHL's website,, has this profile of UMass hockey alum Dean Stork, who is entering his fifth season as head coach of the Greenville Road Warriors.


.@UMassHockey Alum Mike Marcou Signs With Reading

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Congratulations to former UMass defenseman Mike Marcou who has signed with the Reading Royals of the ECHL, affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Royals made the announcement via a release this morning

Also, check out the team's video on Marcou's signing.

Per a press release on the team's website, The Ontario Reign have agreed to terms with former UMass hockey captain Rocco Carzo for the 2014-15 season. Carzo was acquired by Ontario from the Florida Everblades in February and enjoyed success with the Reign in his first full season of professional hockey, tallying 18 points (5g, 13a) in 17 games, highlighted by a nine-game point streak from Mar. 8 through Mar. 29, in which he buried four goals and added nine assists.

Click here for the full press release from the Ontario Reign

Quick Named ECHL Alumnus of the Month

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Congratulations to former UMass hockey goaltender and current Los Angeles King Jonathan Quick who has been named the MeiGray Group ECHL Alumnus of the Month for March.

Quick appeared in 38 games for the Reading Royals in the 2007-08 season going 23-11-3 with one shutout, a 2.79 goals-against average and a save percentage of .905. He became the ninth goaltender in ECHL history to score a goal on Oct. 24, 2007 against Pensacola.

Read the ECHL's full release here.

Former Minutemen Kostka, Carzo Thriving With New Teams

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UMass hockey alums Mike Kostka and Rocco Carzo have both been good fits for their new clubs in the recent weeks. Kostka, who was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Lightning from the Chicago Blackhawks on Feb. 23, has two goals and three assists for five points and is a +5 over his 10 games with the Lightning. Tampa Bay, winners of five straight, currently sits second in the Atlantic Division and boasts the third-best record in the Eastern Conference.

Carzo, in his first full season of pro hockey in the ECHL, was traded from the Florida Everblades to the Ontario Reign back on Feb. 24. Since joining the Reign, Carzo has logged seven assists in seven games and currently has an active four-game point streak. In Ontario's most recent contest, Carzo was named the second star of the game after helping the Reign defeat the Idaho Steelheads, 6-2.

Carzo, Rowe Shine In First Weekend Of Pro Action

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UMass hockey seniors Darren Rowe and Rocco Carzo, who each signed ECHL contracts last week, both enjoyed great opening weekends of their pro careers.

On Saturday, Carzo scored two shorthanded goals in a 2:37 span to help lead the Florida Everblades to a 5-1 victory over the Cincinnati Cyclones, a victory that clinched a berth in the ECHL playoffs for the Everblades for the 15th consecutive season. Playing in just his second professional game, Carzo finished the night with three points (2g, 1a), including the game-winning goal, was a +3 and was named the game's No. 1 star.

Then on Sunday, Rowe was a part of a third period comeback that helped the Utah Grizzlies extend their unbeaten streak to nine games, scoring his first professional goal at the 9:33 mark of the stanza.