HARTFORD, December 12, 2012: Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Whale has signed goaltender Bryan Hince to a Professional Tryout (PTO) agreement from its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors, and that fellow backstop Jason Missiaen has been reassigned from the Whale to Greenville.
Hince, a third-year pro out of SUNY-Plattsburgh, has played three games for the Road Warriors this year, going 1-2-0 with ten goals-against on 113 shots for a 3.36 goals-against average and a 91.2% save percentage. The 6-0, 195-pound Kapukasing, Ontario native registered his first professional shutout in his Road Warrior season debut, a 3-0 win at Trenton November 24 in which Hince made 30 saves.
Since turning pro in 2010-11, the 26-year-old Hince has appeared in 15 ECHL games with the Road Warriors and Idaho Steelheads, with a 12-3-0 record, a 2.91 GAA, a 91.0% save percentage and one shutout. He has also logged 50 Southern Professional Hockey League games with the Knoxville Ice Bears, going 31-15-0 with a 2.70 GAA and a 91.7% save percentage.
Missiaen has played in seven games for the Whale this season and has compiled a record of 2-3-0, with a 4.94 GAA and an 85.0% save percentage. He was a free-agent signee by the parent New York Rangers March 24, 2011 out of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
The Whale are in home-ice action tonight at the XL Center, taking on the Atlantic Division-leading Worcester Sharks in a 7:00 PM game. Tickets for that game, and all Whale regular season home games at the XL Center, are on sale now 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.
Season tickets for the Whale’s 2012-13 AHL season are also available. For information on season seats, and all of the Whale’s many ticketing options, visit www.ctwhale.com, or call the CT Whale ticket office at (860) 548-2000 to talk with an account executive today