Saturday, February 6, 2016

Sharks Sign Vernon Viper Alumni Bishop:

The Erste Bank Eishockey Liga (EBEL) HC Tiroler Wasserkraft Innsbruck Sharks have signed  former Vernon Vipers forward Hunter Bishop. HC Tiroler Wasserkraft Innsbruck Sharks is an Austrian professional ice hockey team that currently plays in the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga hockey league (EBEL).

Bishop started this season with the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) Krefeld Pinguine (Krefeld
Penguins). The Pinguine is an ice hockey team in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga hockey league. Their home is in Krefeld, North-Rhine-Westphalia, Germany at the König Palast. Bishop went pointless in four games with the Pinguine.

After playing just two seasons at Ohio State University Bishop played four seasons in the American Hockey League & East Coast Hockey League with six different teams (Hamilton, Wheeling, South Carolina, Lake Erie, Rochester & Manchester) before heading to Slovenia last season.  Bishop played last year with the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga (EBEL) Hokejsko Drsalno Društvo Olimpija Ljubljana. Hokejsko Drsalno Društvo Olimpija Ljubljana, commonly referred to as HDD Olimpija or simply Olimpija, is a Slovenian professional ice hockey team that plays in the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga hockey league.  HDD Olimpija play in the city of Ljubljana wich is the capital and largest city of Slovenia.

Bishop played parts of three seasons in Vernon (2005-2008). Bishop left the Vipers after two seasons and played in just four games at the University of North Dakota during the 2006-07 season before returning to Vernon during the Christmas break playing the remainder of the 2006-07 season playing his final season with the Vipers (2007-2008) before playing the next two years at Ohio State University. In 140 regular season games with the Vipers Bishop collected (93-goals-84-assists-177-points).  Bishop holds the Vipers record for most goals in a season with 57 (2007-08).  Jason Elders holds the Vernon franchise record with 67 (1990-91). On March 18th 2010 the Montreal Canadiens signed Bishop as a free agent to a two year contract. Bishop attended the Habs training camp for three straight seasons before being sent down to the American Hockey League's Hamilton Bulldogs.

Hunter Bishop's Player Profile:

This is posted on the Sharks website:


Still without new entry Bishop against Linz!

The Innsbruck sharks want to extend without new entry Hunter Bishop her strong home balance also against Linz further.

„ Our key players, but just also our other players must do a step forwards. We must bring more than 60 minutes consistently our achievement. “ The summary of Haie-Goalie Andy Chiodo after the brief 2:3 defeat in the derby against South Tirol was suitable. After the well-balanced first third, the Tyroleans had to fight in the second segment hard. Alone Chiodo was to be owed that the part was also still exciting after 40 minutes. „ He has given us a chance and has played sensational. However, unfortunately, we have found no way to get points. This is a pity “, coach Christer Olsson also knows.

Now tomorrow against Linz the maps are anew mixed Tuesday again. Heavy work is guaranteed against the top team from Upper Austria. „ Linz has a quite strong team. We must be ready and do our tasks. Then we will also have our chances “, according to Chiodo. At home the Tyroleans feel already as fit as a fiddle, six victories with eight plays speak a very positive language.

For new entry Hunter Bishop this part still comes too early. Indeed, the forward from Alaska already had the first training with the team, however, the play permission should arrive only in the course of the week. So at least the wish. „ Hockey is to be played nicely again. The last both months in field Kre were not easy for me. Now I want to attack again “, nods Bishop.

Beside the American Florian Pedevilla and Tyler Scofield (both injured) are absent furthermore.

Innsbruck HC TWK has made a find in search of a substitute for Tyler Scofield! Hunter Bishop changes from the DEL to Innsbruck.

Now it is fixed! After the passed fitness check last night with the association doctor the Innsbruck sharks are glad the transfer of Hunter Bishop of DEL club field Kre Penguins in the Inn to be allowed to announce.

Bishop will substitute for the injured Tyler Scofield in the attack of the Tyroleans. Coach Christer Olsson is pleased that it was possible at short notice for an attacker dangerous for gate such to oblige.

Bishop which as a centre as well as as a wing can be used, registered in the past season with league competitor Olimpija Ljubljana in 48 plays 20 gates and 16 Assists. When exactly the American will celebrate his debut in the dress of the sharks, however, is still open. At first the bureaucratic Modalitäten must be still cleared.

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