Submitted by chad on March 28, 2006 - 17:32
According to the [url=http://www.falconsahl.com/detpages/pressbox2969.shtml]Springfield Falcons[/url], the team has sent goaltender Morgan Cey to their ECHL affiliate, the Johnstown Chiefs. The Falcons also announced they released defenseman Doug Andress from his Professional Tryout Agreement and he will also return to Johnstown, while Springfield has signed defenseman Jared Nightingale to an Amateur Tryout Agreement (ATO).
Cey was recalled from Johnstown on March 16 and played in two games for the Falcons posting a record of 1-0-0 with a 2.40 goals against average and .927 save percentage. Cey earned a shutout in his first AHL start on March 25 at Lowell making 37 saves earning the gameâ€™s first star. Cey has also played in 31 games for the Chiefs this season posting a record of 17-8-5 with a 2.74 goals against average and .922 save percentage. Cey currently leads all Johnstown goaltenders in games played and wins. Cey is in his first season of professional hockey after playing his collegiate hockey with Notre Dame from 2001-2005.
Andress was recalled by Springfield on March 23 and played in three games with the Falcons collecting one goal. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound native of Iroquois Falls, Ontario scored his first AHL goal on March 25 at Lowell. Andress is in his second season of professional hockey and currently leads all Johnstown defensemen in scoring with six goals and 30 assists for 36 points and 39 penalty minutes in 59 games this season.
Nightingale recently finished his senior season at Michigan State University where he collected one goal and six assists for seven points and a +10 rating in 41 games with the Spartans. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound native of Cheboygan, Michigan played in 156 career games with Michigan State collecting two goals and 20 assists for 22 points and a +15 rating in four seasons.