DUBUQUE, IA—The Dubuque
Fighting Saints announced today they have added German goaltender Kevin
Reich to the roster, and in a corresponding move, have traded goaltender
Hayden Stewart to Corpus Christi in the NAHL for cash compensation.
18, was recently listed as a "Player to Watch," by NHL Central Scouting
for the 2014 NHL Draft. He stands at 6-foot-1, 198 lbs and comes to the
Fighting Saints from Iserlohn, Germany. Reich has spent the majority
of the 2013-2014 season with EC Salzburg II in the MHL, Russia's junior
hockey league. He has appeared in six games, posting a 3-2-1 record,
with a 2.64 goals against average and a .913 save percentage. Reich has
professional hockey experience, appearing in a pair of games this season
with EHC München of the DEL, Germany's top professional league. One of
Reich's teammates with EHC München was Andy Wozniewski, a former NHL
defenseman who played for the Fighting Saints in 1998-1999.
also has experience representing his country on numerous occasions,
playing for Germany's U-17 and U-18 teams in international play, and he
appeared in one game for Germany at the 2014 IIHL World Junior
Championships, appearing in the third period of a game versus Team USA.
Reich will wear #1 for the Fighting Saints and will practice with the team today.
appeared in 13 games for the Fighting Saints this season, posting a
6-6-1 record with a 3.10 goals against average, and a .896 save
percentage. The Rockford, IL native was in his first full season in the
USHL after spending time previously with Muskegon, and playing the
2012-2013 season with Corpus Christi.
Saints travel to Des Moines Friday night before returning home Saturday
evening to host the Green Bay Gamblers at 7:05 p.m. That evening will be
A Night of "One-Stoppable Fun" presented by One-Stop Tax and Accounting
Services. The first 1,000 fans get a Fighting Saints Wristband, and
there will be a special warm-up jersey auction with proceeds benefiting
the University of Iowa Children's Hospital. Tickets are available by
calling 563.583.6880 or by visiting DubuqueFightingSaints.com.
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