Sunday, May 17, 2015

Thunder Suspend Former Vipers Captain Ullrich:

The East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Stockton Thunder have
suspended former Vernon Vipers forward-captain Mike Ullrich after not reporting to the team.  Ullrich has yet to play a game with the Thunder is contemplating his future after the ECHL Orlando Solar Bears traded Ullrich to Stockton on February 4th 2015.

Ullrich was in his second season in Orlando after playing with three teams during the 2012-13 season. (South Carolina, Tulsa & Trenton). Ullrich a free-agent signed with Orlando on July 1st 2013 before re-signing with the Solar Bears on June 17th 2014. Ullrich collected (10-goals-25-assists-35-points) in 42 games last season with the Solar Bears while picking up (9-goals-23-assists-32-points) in 37 games this season with Orlando. Ullrich also spent time in the American Hockey League last season playing with Manchester & Iowa as well as a try-out with St. Johns. Since the trade Ullrich has yet to play a game with the Thunder.

Since 2007-08 Ullrich has played in three leagues with seven different teams. Pensacola, Tulsa, Orlando, South Carolina, Trenton, Manchester & Iowa. In 228 semi-pro games Ullrich has collected (73-goals-85-assists-193-points).

Ullrich played parts of two years in Vernon (2005-2007). Ullrich left the Vipers during the 2005-06 season before returning to Vernon the following season after a short stint with the WHL Lethbridge Hurricanes. In 103 games with the Vipers Ullrich collected (39-goals-92-assists-131-points).

Mike Ullrich's Player Profile:

This was on the website:

By Scott Linesburgh
Record Staff Writer

Posted Feb. 12, 2015

Forward Mike Ullrich has not reported to the team, and Kromm said he is contemplating his future. Ullrich was acquired in a trade with Orlando on Feb. 4 for forward Peter Sivak, who was assigned to Orlando by Bridgeport as part of the agreement.  Ullrich has been placed on the suspended list by the Thunder.

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