HARTFORD, CT - Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Whale has signed forward Shayne Wiebe to an American Hockey League contract.
Wiebe had been with the Whale on a Professional Tryout (PTO) agreement since coming up from the Greenville Road Warriors of the ECHL November 17. In 14 AHL games this year, the 6-0, 190-pound rookie has two assists, two penalty minutes and 21 shots on goal. In 12 ECHL games with Greenville, Wiebe has notched seven goals and five assists for 12 points, along with 10 PIM.
A 22-year-old native of Brandon, Manitoba, Wiebe played 12 games with the AHL’s St. John’s IceCaps last season (0-4-4, 2 PIM) before finishing the year with the University of New Brunswick (5-7-12, 24 PIM in 11 GP). Prior to turning pro, he played four full seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Kamloops Blazers and Brandon Wheat Kings. Wiebe’s first pro action was one game with the Whale in 2010-11, following the conclusion of his WHL season with Brandon.
The Whale’s next action is this Saturday night, January 12, when they play the first of back-to-back games in Hershey against the Bears. Faceoff is 7:00 PM at the Giant Center, and all of the action can be heard live on “The Rock” 106.9 WCCC-FM. Fans can also listen on-line at www.ctwhale.com, and video streaming is available at www.ahllive.com). The next home game for the Whale is Wednesday, January 23, a 7:00 battle with the Adirondack Phantoms.
Whale tickets start as low as $10 each ($12 each when tickets are purchased on the day of the game), at the Public Power Ticket Office at the XL Center, through TicketMaster Charge-by-Phone at 1-800-745-3000 and on-line at www.ticketmaster.com.