Sunday, April 3, 2016

Penguins Recall Ex Viper Forward Gill From ECHL:

The American Hockey League (AHL) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have recalled former Vernon Vipers forward Sahir Gill from the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Wheeling Nailers.

Gill is in his third professional season playing parts of two seasons with the Penguins. Gill started the season in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton signed with the Penguins on October 8th 2015. In 21 games this season with the Penguins Gill has (5-goals-9-assists-14-points). In 24 games with the Nailers this year, Gill has (3-goals-15-assists-18-points).

Gill attended the Montreal Canadians Training camp last season was released before playing with three different teams last year. Gill played in 26 games with the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Wheeling Nailers collected (9-goals-20-assists-29-points) also played in 25 games with the American Hockey League (AHL) Hamilton Bulldogs picking up (2-goals-2-assists-4-points) finished the 2014-15 season with the American Hockey League (AHL) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins had (1-goal-2-assists-3-points) in 12 games.  

Gill played his first pro season (2013-14) with the ECHL Wheeling Nailers. Gill finished sixth in rookie scoring and lead the Nailers in scoring collecting (13-goals-41-assists-54-points). Gill was suppose to enter his fourth and final season at Boston University (2013-14) but left school signing with the Nailers early in the season.

Gill played parts of two seasons in Vernon (2008-2010). Gill left the Vipers in July of 2009 for the United States Hockey League (USHL) Chicago Steel but after just 26 games would return to Vernon in mid January of 2010 to finish his Junior career with the Vipers. In 71 regular season games with the Vipers Gill recorded (21-goals-30-assists-42-points).

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December 15, 2015

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have recalled forwards Ty Loney and Sahir Gill, and goalie Brian Foster from the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL).

Loney played in two games with the Penguins this season after being recalled on Oct. 24 and recorded two assists. In Wheeling, the 23-year-old has dressed in 18 games for the Nailers, netting 12 points (5G-7A).

Loney is in his first full season of professional hockey after spending four years at the University of Denver.

Gill earned his first AHL contract out of Penguins training camp this year and has played in 24 games with Wheeling this season. The third-year pro leads the Nailers with 15 assists and his 18 points are third on the team.

A native of Terrace, B.C., Gill appeared in 12 games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins during the 2014-15 season, earning three points (1G-2A).

Foster, 28, is in his sixth year of professional hockey after playing the 2014-15 season with Lillehammer IK of the GET-ligaen in Norway. In 12 appearances with the Nailers, Foster has a 2.84 goals against average and .911 save percentage.

Foster has 19 career AHL games to his name, spending part of the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons with the San Antonio Rampage.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton season ticket packages, including Full Season, 22-game, 12-game and Flexbook plans, are available by contacting the Penguins directly at 570-208-7367.

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