Monday, January 6, 2014

Monarchs Release Former Vipers Captain Ullrich:

The American Hockey League (AHL) Manchester Monarchs have
released former Vernon Vipers forward-captain Mike Ullrich after playing in just three games. The Monarchs signed Ullrich to a professional tryout agreement on November 15th 2013 and will now return to the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Orlando Solar Bears.

Ullrich is in his first season with the Solar Bears. Ullrich was invited to a pro tryout with the American Hockey League (AHL) St. John's IceCaps in September before being released on September 30th 2013 returning to Orlando.

Ullrich played for three different teams last season (South Carolina, Tulsa & Trenton) before signing with the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Orlando Solar Bears on July, 1st 2013.

Ullrich become an unrestricted free agent over the off season after the ownership group of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Trenton Titans pulled the franchise out of the ECHL. According to a statement from the ECHL, all Titans players signed to ECHL contracts, except those owed as future considerations, are unrestricted free agents.

Ullrich started last season with the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) South Carolina Stingrays after signing a contract over the summer. Ullrich left the Stingrays before signing with the Central Hockey League (CHL) Tulsa Oilers on November, 7th 2012. The Stingrays suspended Ullrich after leaving the club but then took Ullrich off suspension before trading the rights of Ullrich to the ECHL Trenton Titans for future considerations on January, 18th 2013. In five games with the Stingrays Ullrich collected 1 goal & 4 assists. The Oilers then suspended and then deleted Ullrich from the clubs roster on January, 17th 2013 after Ullrich left the Oilers for the ECHL Trenton Titans. In 29 games with the Oilers Ullrich collected (7-12-19). In 26 games last year with Trenton Ullrich collected (15-14-29).

Ullrich played parts of two years in Vernon (2005-2007) Ullrich left the Vipers during the 2005-06 season before returning to Vernon the following season after a short stint with the WHL Lethbridge Hurricanes. In 103 games with the Vipers Ullrich collected (39-92-131).

Mike Ullrich's Player Profile:

This is posted on the Monarchs website:

Monarchs Release Ullrich


MANCHESTER, NH – The Manchester Monarchs, the primary affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, have released center Mike Ullrich, Monarchs Director of Hockey Operations Hubie McDonough announced today.

Ullrich, 27, registered one point (1-0=1) in three games with the Monarchs this season.  Prior to joining the Monarchs, Ullrich had collected 14 points (4-10=14) and seven penalty minutes in 14 games with the ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears this season.  The 6-foot-2, 198-pound native of Banff, Alberta, split the 2012-13 season between the Central Hockey League’s Tulsa Oilers and the ECHL’s Trenton Titans.  Ullrich collected 29 points (15-14=29) and 26 penalty minutes in 26 games with the Titans, and 19 points (7-12=19) and 36 penalty minutes in 29 games with the Oilers.

The Monarchs host the Springfield Falcons at the Verizon Wireless Arena at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 29.  Catch all the play-by-play action of Monarchs hockey with Ken Cail on the Monarchs Radio Network WGIR 610 AM,

This is posted on the Solar Bears website:


High Scoring Forward Comes Back from AHL

Orlando, FL - The Orlando Solar Bears, proud affiliate of the NHL's Minnesota Wild and Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL's Iowa Wild and Toronto Marlies, announced today F Mike Ullrich has been returned to Orlando from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Ullrich played three games for the Monarchs, scoring his first career AHL goal in his first AHL game on Friday night against the Worcester Sharks. This season with the Solar Bears, Ullrich has 14 points on four goals and 10 assists in 14 games, and at the time of his recall to the AHL he was tied for the team lead with 14 points. Ullrich has averaged nearly a point-per-game in his professional career with 138 points on 58 goals and 80 assists with Pensacola, Tulsa, South Carolina, Trenton, Orlando, and Manchester.

Solar Bears Thanksgiving Day Game:

The Orlando Solar Bears are continuing a tradition from their IHL days this season, hosting the Greenville Road Warriors for a special 6:00 p.m. contest on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28. Orlando will wear vintage jerseys during the game and there will be a Michael Jackson tribute performance. To get tickets, call 407-951-8200 or visit or

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