The East Coast Hockey League Wheeling Nailers have released former Vernon Vipers forward Marcus Basara.
Basara attended the University of Alaska-Fairbanks before signing his first professional contract with the East Coast Hockey League Allen Americans August 24th 2017.
Basara started the season with the Americans, never played a game, was invited to the American Hockey League San Jose Barracuda training camp in September. Basara was released during camp, before returning to the Americans. The Americans traded Basara to the East Coast Hockey League Jacksonville IceMen October 10th 2017 before the 2017-18 regular season started. Basara never played a game with the IceMen before being placed on waivers. Basara was claimed off waivers by the East Coast Hockey League Orlando Solar Bears November 20th 2017. Basara collected one assist in four games with the Solar Bears before being released November 30th 2017. Basara would return to Allen after signing with the Americans for a second time this season, December 10th 2017. In 18 games with the Americans Basara collected (3-goals-3-assists-6-points) was traded to Wheeling February 17th 2018. In 6 games with the Nailers Basara picked up (1-goal-3-assists-4-points).
Basara played parts of the two seasons in Vernon (2010-2012) before being traded along with Connor Hartley & future considerations to the Alberta Junior Hockey League Okotoks Oilers on November, 28th 2011 for Ben Gamache. Basara would finish his junior career with the West Kelowna Warriors. In 80 games with the Vipers Basara collected (18-goals-27-assists-45-points).
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This was posted on the Nailers website:
Army and Zink Rejoin Nailers
March 12, 2018
The Nailers made a few separate transactions as well, releasing defenseman Jerry Laakso, as well as forwards Daniel Tedesco and Marcus Basara.