The ECHL Colorado Eagles have re-signed former Vernon Vipers defenceman Isaac Smeltzer. Smeltzer signed a amateur tryout contract with the Eagles last year (March.14th 2012) after completing his fourth season at Brock University. Smeltzer played his first three and a half seasons in the BCHL with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs before being traded to Vernon in his final season of Junior hockey (2007-2008). Alberni Valley traded Smeltzer to Vernon on November, 29th 2007 for forward, Evan Witt and defenceman, Eliot Raibl. Smeltzer collected (6-17-23) in 29 regular season games with the Vipers.
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This is posted on the Eagles website:
Colorado Eagles Re-Sign Pair of Amateur-Tryout Rookies
"Both of these young men showed flashes of their potential last season in limited ice time and we're excited to see what they can do in their first season as pros," said Eagles general manager & head coach Chris Stewart. "Teegan scored some timely goals and played with an edge up front, while Isaac showed an abrasive nature and good puck-movement on the back end."
Moore, a 5-foot-11-inch, 200-pound forward, played in a total of 10 games with the Eagles late last season (seven in the regular season), registering six points (2-4-6) and 10 penalty minutes. Prior to coming to Colorado, he recorded 54 points (26-28-54) and 173 PIMs in 118 games over a five year collegiate career at the University of Calgary. Before his time with the Dinos, Moore spent five seasons in Canada's Western Hockey League (the first four and a half with the Brandon Wheat Kings, the last half with the Portland Winterhawks), recording 111 points (43-68-111) and 363 PIMs in 330 total games.
Smeltzer, a 6-foot-3-inch, 215-pound blueliner, played in a total of 14 games with the Eagles late last season (11 in the regular season), registering an assist and 21 penalty minutes. Prior to coming to Colorado, he recorded 42 points (8-34-42) and 270 penalty minutes in 105 games with Brock University, setting collegiate career highs in goals (4), assists (10), points (14) and PIMs (138) in 2011-12. Before his four years with the Badgers, Smeltzer played four seasons in the British Columbia Hockey League, registering 69 points (19-50-69) and 327 PIMs in 158 games.
The 2012-13 season starts in October. Tickets for all Eagles home games will go on sale September 21 and can be purchased at www.ComcastTix.com, the Budweiser Events Center box office, or by calling 1-877-544-TIXX (8499) or 970-686-SHOT (7468).