Sound Tigers Add Sacred Heart Product
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers announced today that Sacred Heart University product Justin Danforth has agreed to terms on an amateur tryout (ATO).
Danforth, 23, completed a four-year career with the Sacred Heart Pioneers earlier this season, recording 10 goals and a career-high 22 assists in 37 games. His 32 points led the team and he also served as an alternate captain. Overall, Danforth earned 124 points (42 goals, 82 assists) in 147 career games with the Pioneers and led the team in scoring as a freshman, junior and senior. He was named the NCAA (AHA) Rookie of the Year in 2013-14.
A native of Oshawa, Ont., Danforth began his professional career this month when he signed an ATO with the Reading Royals (ECHL) on Mar. 8, 2017, just three days after his college career ended. He notched three points (one goal, one assist) in three games including his first professional goal on Mar. 10, 2017 against the Brampton Beast.
Prior to attending Sacred Heart, the 5’9, 181-pound center played three seasons with the Cobourg Cougars of the Ontario Junior Hockey League. He registered 141 points (57 goals, 84 assists) in 131 games.
Next Time Out: The Sound Tigers return to action on Friday with a 7:05 p.m. puck drop against the Providence Bruins at Dunkin' Donuts Center. Fans can follow all of the action online via www.ahllive.com, beginning with the pre-game show at 6:45 p.m. ET.
Pucks and Paws: All pups are welcome at Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. game against the Utica Comets, presented by VCA Animal Hospitals. Bring your dog to the game and help support local pet charities by purchasing your tickets here. In addition, receive $2 off your game ticket at the Webster Bank Arena box office when you show your AAA Membership Card.
Casey Cizikas Bobblehead Night: New York Islanders forward and former Sound Tiger Casey Cizikas will be in attendance at Sunday’s 3 p.m. game against the Hershey Bears. The first 2,000 fans will receive his bobblehead at the door courtesy of IBEW and Casey will meet fans and sign autographs before the game through the first intermission. In addition, receive $2 off your game ticket at the Webster Bank Arena box office when you show your AAA Membership Card. Doors open at 2 p.m. and good seats are still available by clicking here.
For additional details or to reserve seats for any of the 2016-17 giveaway and theme nights, please call the Sound Tigers’ front office at (203) 345-2300.
Executive suites and premium seat packages are also available by calling the team’s front office at (203) 345-4841. If you are interested in group outings with your friends, family, co-workers, or clients an unforgettable experience at a discounted rate, call the group sales hotline at (203) 345-2300 Ext. 7.
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