Monday, November 4, 2013

Roach Returns To Hitmen

Press Release

Calgary Hitmen General Manager and Vice President, Business Operations Mike Moore is pleased to announce today the return of veteran defenceman Alex Roach.

The 20-year-old, Quesnel, British Columbia product, began the 2013-14 season in the Los Angeles Kings organization, posting three assists along with rating of plus-4 over three games played with the Ontario Reign of the ECHL. Roach, selected by Calgary in the 11th round, 239th overall, in the 2008 WHL Bantam Draft, has spent his entire WHL playing career with the Hitmen. He has recorded 23 goals and 60 assists for 83 points along 227 penalty minutes over 184 games played. In September 2011, the 6-4, 228-pound defenceman signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Kings.

Roach and the Hitmen next see action on Sunday, November 3 when Calgary (10-3-1-2) hosts the Edmonton Oil Kings (8-7-0-1) in the North-South Shrine Game in support of Shriners Hospitals for Children. Puck drop is 4 p.m. at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

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