Saturday, June 25, 2016

Mavericks Trade Former Vernon Viper Jones To Norfolk:

The East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Missouri Mavericks have traded the rights to former Vernon Vipers forward Connor Jones to the Norfolk Admirals.

The Mavericks signed Jones to a contract September 24 2015. Jones never played a game with Missouri, landed a try out just days later with the American Hockey League (AHL) Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Jones attend the Sound Tigers training camp, made the Sound Tigers roster, signed a contract with
Bridgeport December 6th 2016. Jones spent the entire 2015-16 season with the Sound Tigers. In 51 games last year Jones collected (6-goals-7-assists-13-points).

After four years at Quinnipiac University Jones signed his first pro contract with the American Hockey League (AHL) Oklahoma City Barons April 3rd 2014 before splitting the 2014-15 season between the ECHL & AHL.

Jones played four years in Vernon (2006-2010). In 163 regular season games with the Vipers collected (80-goals-118-assists-198-points) Jones is the Vipers all-time franchise points leader (regular season & playoffs) with 228 & all-time franchise goals leader (regular season & playoffs) with 95.

Connor Jones Player Profile:

This was posted on the Admirals website:

Admirals announce roster moves ahead of homestand

November 23, 2015

NORFOLK, Va. - The Norfolk Admirals announce several roster moves today, including the release of three players signed in the last week as well as two players from the Missouri Mavericks.

The Admirals received forward Scott Allen and the rights to forward Connor Jones as a part of the deal over the summer that sent Sebastien Sylvestre to the Mavericks. Allen, 25, finished a four-year career at the University of Alaska-Anchorage last season, and subsequently played his first nine games as a pro with the Colorado Eagles. The 6-foot-3, 198-pounder out of Edmonton recorded his first professional assist and point with Colorado, and has two goals and two helpers through five games this season with Missouri.

Jones, 25, is a 5-foot-9 and 176-pound attacker from Montrose, B.C. who is currently on the Bridgeport Sound Tigers' roster in the American Hockey League (AHL). Jones has not scored in seven games for Bridgeport, but logged four goals and 10 points in 46 career previous AHL games with Oklahoma City. He has yet to suit up in an ECHL contest in 2015-16, but put up 10-16=26 points with Bakersfield last season over 27 games.

As for the past week, Norfolk added several players, including goaltender Tyler Beskorowany and forwards Thomas Gobeil, Christophe Lalonde, Peter MacIntyre, Steve Mele and Quinn Smith. While MacIntyre and Smith remain with the Admirals, Gobeil, Lalonde and Mele have been released. Beskorowany was recalled by Springfield (AHL).

Gobeil, 21, appeared in four games with the Admirals, including his professional debut, but did not register a point. Lalonde, 21, participated in three games without a point. Mele, 26, skated in four contests and did not enter the scoresheet.

Beskorowany, 25, went 0-2-0 in three games for Norfolk and accumulated a 2.78 goals-against average and .927 save percentage.

The Admirals return home on Wednesday, November 25, for a four-game homestand. Family Fun Packs and $10 Student Rush tickets are available at the Scope Box Office on game day. Those interested in purchasing Student Rush admission should bring a valid college or high school ID to the box office after 2 p.m. on game day. Individual tickets are also available for purchase at the Scope Box Office,, and charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000.

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