Stars Ink Defenseman Russ Sinkewich to AHL Contract
CEDAR PARK, TEXAS – The Texas Stars, proud American Hockey league affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced today that the club has returned left wing Brock Montgomery on loan with the Idaho Steelheads, their ECHL affiliate. Texas also announced that defenseman Russ Sinkewich was released from his professional tryout contract on Wednesday, January 15th, and signed to a standard AHL contract.
Montgomery, 21, made his professional debut with Texas on October 5th against the Chicago Wolves and has played in five AHL games with the Stars this season, notching no points and nine penalty minutes. The Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan native was originally loaned to Idaho on October 25th and has appeared in 21 ECHL games for the Steelheads, recording 15 points (5 goals, 10 assists), 11 penalty minutes and a +6 rating. Montgomery signed an AHL contract with Texas on March 30, 2013 after completing his fourth season of major junior hockey with the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League. In 243 career WHL games he had 119 points (65 goals, 54 assists) and 328 penalty minutes.
Sinkewich, 28, originally signed a PTO with Texas on December 18th, has two points (1 goal, 1 assist) and two penalty minutes in six games for Texas this year, including scoring his first career AHL goal on January 3rd at Charlotte. The Westlake, Ohio native also has eight assists and 25 PIMs in 20 ECHL games for the Toledo Walleye and has one assist in one AHL game for the Lake Erie Monsters.
The Stars will begin a two-game road series with the Charlotte Checkers tonight at 6:00 p.m. CT at Time Warner Cable Arena. Texas will return home to begin a seven-game homestand by facing the Iowa Wild on Wednesday, January 22nd for a 7:30 p.m. face off at Cedar Park Center. Next Wednesday’s game is a Winning Wednesday presented by H-E-B. Pro-rated full and partial 2013-14 Texas Stars Season Tickets are on sale now. For more information on Texas Stars season tickets call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277) or visit www.TexasStarsHockey.com.
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