Thursday, May 25, 2023

Iowa Heartlanders Release Former Viper Goaltender Hanson:

The ECHL Iowa Heartlanders have released former Vernon Vipers

goaltender Darion Hanson.

Here is the report from the ECHL website,

Hanson has split this season between the ECHL Iowa Heartlanders, ECHL Savannah Ghost Pirates & the American Hockey League Cleveland Monsters. In 8 games with Iowa, Hanson is 2-5 with a 5.05 GAA. 

Hanson started the 2022-23 season with the ECHL Savannah Ghost Pirates. The Ghost Pirates signed Hanson August 9th 2022 before trading Hanson to the Iowa Heartlanders February 1st 2023. The American Hockey League’s Cleveland Monsters signed Hanson to a professional tryout (PTO) contract November 3rd 2022. The Monsters returned Hanson to the ECHL November 8th 2022. The Monsters signed Hanson to a professional tryout (PTO) contract for a second time January 13th 2023 before returning Hanson to the ECHL January 19th 2023.

Hanson played the 2021-22 season at the University of Conneticut, before signing his first professional contract with the American Hockey League Lehigh Valley Phantoms March 29th 2022. Hanson didn’t play a game with the Phantoms was released April 8th 2022. The ECHL Reading Royals signed Hanson April 8th 2022. The Royals loaned Hanson to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms April 9th 2022. Hanson never played a game with the Phantoms.

In 35 games at the University of Conneticut, Hanson went 20-15 with a 2.24 GAA Hanson become the first Huskies goaltender to record 20 wins in a season, setting a new school record. 

Hanson was nominated for the Hobey Baker Award in 2020 was invited to the Philadelphia Flyers development camp in 2017, Toronto Maple Leafs development camp in 2018 and the Buffalo Sabres development camp in 2019.

Hanson played parts of one season in Vernon with the 2016-17 Vernon Vipers. The Vipers acquired Hanson from the United States Hockey League Youngstown Phantoms November 18th 2016. No details on the trade were released. In 21 games with the Vipers, Hanson went 14-4 with 2 shutouts and a 1.84 GAA

Darion Hanson’s Player Profile:


Bob McInnes said...

Here's an interview on Donnie and Dhali with former Vernon Laker Bill Lindsay, now the radio colour guy for the Florida Panthers. He played for the Lakers in 1988-89.

vipersdiehardfan said...

Thanks Bob, I'll post it on my blog.