Monday, May 14, 2018

Sound Tigers Return Vipers Alumni Jones To ECHL:

The American Hockey League Bridgeport Sound Tigers have returned former Vernon Vipers forward Kellen Jones to the East Coast Hockey League Worcester Railers.

Kellen Jones attended the Sound Tigers training camp this season was released & sent to the East Coast Hockey League Worcester Railers. Jones has spent this season with Bridgeport & Worcester. In 30 games with the Sound Tigers Jones has collected (4-goals-5-assists-9-points) & in 35 games with the Railers Jones has (10-goals-12-assists-22-points).

Jones spent last season with the Sound Tigers after playing with three different teams during the 2015-16 season (Missouri Mavericks, Bakersfield Condors & Utica Comets). 

After four years at Quinnipiac University, Kellen Jones signed his first pro contract with the American Hockey League (AHL) Oklahoma City Barons on April 3rd 2014. 

Kellen Jones played four years in Vernon (2006-2010) playing in 154 regular season games with the Vipers collecting (39-goals-134-assists-173-points). Jones is also the all-time franchise assists leader (regular season & playoffs) with 150. Jones was drafted in Round 7 of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft #202 overall by the Edmonton Oilers.

Kellen Jones Player Profile:

This was posted on the Sound Tigers website:

Holmstrom, Jones Returned To Worcester


Release: 04/16/2018

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers, proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, announced Monday forwards Josh Holmstrom and Kellen Jones (pictured) have been returned on loan to the Worcester Railers H.C. of the ECHL.

Worcester is currently playing the Adirondack Thunder in the first round of the 2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs.

Holmstrom, 28, collected five points (two goals, three assists) and eight penalty minutes in 28 games with the Sound Tigers this season. He also recorded two points (one goal, one assist) and a plus-one rating in seven games with the Railers. Last season, Holmstrom had seven points (two goals, five assists) in 66 games with Bridgeport and scored his first AHL goal on Nov. 23, 2016 against the Hartford Wolf Pack.

A native of Colorado Springs, Colo., Holmstrom has 14 points (four goals, 10 assists) in 108 career AHL games with the Sound Tigers. He also collected 59 points (31 goals, 28 assists) in 131 ECHL contests with the Railers, Missouri Mavericks and Toledo Walleye. During the 2014-15 season, Holmstrom helped Toledo reach the ECHL's Western Conference Finals, notching four points (one goal, three assists) in 21 Kelly Cup playoff games.

Prior to turning pro, the 6'0, 181-pound forward played four seasons at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell from 2010-14. He registered 74 points (31 goals, 43 assists) in 154 games and helped the River Hawks to the 2013 NCAA (Hockey East) title as a junior. In addition, Holmstrom served as team captain during his senior season in 2013-14. He is the younger brother of Sound Tigers captain Ben Holmstrom.

Jones, 27, notched nine points (four goals, five assists) in 30 games with Bridgeport this season and scored the team's lone tally in Sunday's setback to the Charlotte Checkers. He also racked up 22 points (10 goals, 12 assists) in 35 games with Worcester after spending all of last season with the Sound Tigers. The Trail, B.C. native has 48 points (19 goals, 29 assists) in 175 career AHL games with the Sound Tigers, Utica Comets, Bakersfield Condors and Oklahoma City Barons.

Prior to turning pro, Jones played four seasons at Quinnipiac University and notched 127 points (53 goals, 74 assists) in 158 games with the Bobcats. He served as alternate captain during his junior and senior seasons and played all four years with his twin brother and Sound Tigers forward, Connor. The two brothers have also spent the majority of their professional careers together, including last season in Bridgeport.

Kellen was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the seventh round (#202) of the 2010 NHL Draft.

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