Hitchcock Recalled From Worcester
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers, proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, announced Saturday that forward Ryan Hitchcock has been recalled from loan to the Worcester Railers H.C. of the ECHL.
Hitchcock, 22, played three games for Worcester this season and notched two assists after he was loaned to the club on Nov. 13. Previously, he had one assist in nine games with the Sound Tigers after turning pro with Bridgeport at the end of 2017-18. He initially signed an amateur tryout (ATO) with Bridgeport on Mar. 8, 2018 and collected nine points (three goals, six assists) in 16 contests to end last season. Hitchcock agreed to terms on an AHL contact May 1, 2018.
Prior to turning pro, Hitchcock registered a career-high 20 points (seven goals, 13 assists) in 31 games this season while serving as Yale's captain during his senior campaign. The Manhasset, N.Y. native recorded 68 points (21 goals, 47 assists) and a plus-10 rating in 103 career games with the Bulldogs, including a career-high eight goals in 2014-15. Hitchcock also led all newcomers with 15 points that season and earned the Martin Dwyer III Award as Yale's rookie MVP.
In addition, the 5'10, 180-pound forward helped Team USA capture a Bronze Medal at the 2015 U20 World Junior Championships and led Team USA to a Gold Medal at the 2014 U18 World Junior Championships.
Prior to attending Yale, Hitchcock skated in the U.S. National Development Program from 2012-14 and played bantam hockey with the Long Island Gulls.
Next Time Out: The Sound Tigers and Hartford Wolf Pack re-new their in-state rivalry for the second time in as many days with a 7:30 p.m. puck drop at the XL Center tonight. It will mark the fourth of 10 matchups between the two teams this season (Bridgeport is 1-0-1-1 so far). Fans can follow all of the live action via the Sound Tigers Radio Network and AHLTV, beginning with the pre-game show at 7:15 p.m.
Packed Promotional Lineup: The Sound Tigers will boast one of their most extensive and wide-ranging promotional schedules ever for the 2018-19 season. The fan-friendly calendar includes the return of popular themes like Hockey and Hops (Nov. 23 and Mar. 17), Military Appreciation (Jan. 12), Star Wars Night (Jan. 19) and Princess Night (Mar. 30). Regional hockey fans will be elated for the addition of Hockey Weekend in Connecticut (Feb. 23-24), while other new headliners include Holiday Gift Weekend (Dec. 15-16). View the full 2018-19 promotional schedule.
For additional details or to reserve a group outing for any giveaway or theme night, please call the Sound Tigers' front office at (203) 345-2300 ext 7.
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