Thursday, February 27, 2020

Foxes Sign Former Viper AP Hannoun:

The HCB Foxes have signed former Vernon Vipers "AP" affiliated player-forward Dante Hannoun.

Hockey Club Bolzano-Bozen Foxes is an Italian ice hockey team located in the city of Bolzano, South Tyrol, that plays in the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL).

Hannoun spent the past five seasons with the Western Hockey League Victoria Royals & Prince Albert Raiders, before signing his first professional contract with the ECHL Atlanta Gladiators September 19th 2019.

Hannoun was invited to the Boston Bruins training camp in September, before being released/sent to the Boston Bruins Prospect Challenge in late September. A round-robin tournament featuring rookies from various teams. Hannoun would be released/sent to the American Hockey League Boston Bruins farm club Providence Bruins training camp, before being released, would report to the Gladiators. In 24 games this season with the Atlanta Gladiators, Hannoun collected (5-goals-14-assists-19-points).

Hannoun is the younger brother to former Vernon Vipers forward Demico Hannoun who played with the 2013-14 Vernon Vipers.

Dante Hannoun played one game as an "AP" (affiliated player) with the Vernon Vipers during the 2013-14 season. 

Dante Hannoun's Player Profile:

This was posted on the Foxes website:

Dante Hannoun strengthens the red-white offensive department

Published on 26 Dec, 2019

New inbound shot for HCB South Tyrol Alperia, which officially announces that it has reached an agreement with the Italian-Canadian striker Dante Hannoun.

Centre class 1998, Hannoun (168 cm x 73 kg) is a fast and technically gifted right-footed striker, capable of playing as a winger. Despite his unimpressive stature, he is not afraid to fight in balustrades and corners, making grit and tenacity some of his strengths. An important signing, also considering its value of 'zero points' in the system of the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga that regulates the composition of the rosters of the teams, and that will serve to give depth to the red-white formation in view of the hot phase of the season. Little curiosity: the Italian-Canadian is cousin of the ex-Bolzano Alex Petan and just as he dreams one day of being able to play for the Italian national team.

Hannoun made his name in the youth team with the Victoria Royals, with whom he played for five seasons in the WHL, then won the championship in the season just spent last season with the Prince Albert Raiders (for him 24 points in 23 playoff games). After a summer camp at the Boston Bruins, he landed in the ECHL, where he played the first part of this season with the Atlanta Gladiators, traveling with an excellent running role (19 points in 24 games). For the 21-year-old, it's time to fly overseas and start his European adventure with the Foxes.

The new red-and-white striker, who arrived in the capital on Christmas Eve, trained with the team yesterday and will make his debut this afternoon against EC Red Bull Salzburg.

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