Sunday, April 26, 2015

Bears Recall Former Viper Pimm-Reassign To ECHL:

The American Hockey League (AHL) Hershey Bears have recalled former Vernon Vipers forward Braden Pimm before reassigning Pimm to the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Evansville IceMen.

Pimm attended the Washington Capitals Training camp in October before signing with the Capitals farm club AHL Hershey Bears on August 15th 2014. Pimm never played a single game with Hershey before joining the East Coast Hockey League South Carolina Stingrays in mid October.  In 45 games this season with South Carolina Pimm collected (18-goals-17-assists-35-points).  In 7 games with the IceMen Pimm has (2-goals-3-assists-5-points).

Pimm finished his fourth and final season at Northeastern University last season before signing a amateur-tryout contract (ATO) with the American Hockey League (AHL) Milwaukee Admirals on March 27th 2014. Pimm was not rewarded with a new contract after going pointless in 9 games with Milwaukee. In 37 games last season with the Huskies Pimm recorded (20-goals-17-assists-37-points).  Pimm played three years in Vernon (2007-2010) In 179 regular season games with the Vipers Pimm collected (64-goals-97-assists-161-points).

Braden Pimm's Player Profile:

This was posted on the Stingrays website:

Stingrays Receive former Road Warrior Wong; Pimm Recalled and Reassigned

Feb 23, 2015

By: Joseph Zakrzewski

North Charleston, S.C. – South Carolina Stingrays, celebrating 22 seasons of hockey in the Lowcountry, announced today that forward Brandon Wong has been assigned to the team by the Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey Leauge (AHL) from the Evansville IceMen of the ECHL. Forward Braden Pimm has been recalled to the Hershey Bears (AHL) and reassigned to Evansville.

Wong, 28, led the IceMen in points (39), goals (16) and assists (23) in 50 games this season. Last season, the Victoria, British Columbia, native skated in Denmark and Sweden totaling 36 points (21 goals, 15 assists) in 36 games. Before departing for Europe, Wong spent the previous three seasons with the Stingrays’ in-state rivals, the Greenville Road Warriors, acquiring 161 points (76 goals, 85 assists) in 185 contests.

Pimm, 25, had 35 points (18 goals, 17 assists) in 45 games with the Stingrays this season.

“Braden Pimm violated the team’s personal conduct policy and as a result, we decided to part ways,” said Stingrays President Rob Concannon. “We wish Braden the best of luck and appreciate his time with our organization.”

The Stingrays travel to The Sunshine State for a three-game road trip starting Thursday, February 26 against the Orlando Solar Bears at 7:00 p.m. at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. The road trip continues on Friday and Saturday, February 27-28 against the Florida Everblades at Germain Arena in Estero, Florida.

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