Wednesday, March 28, 2007

ATOs for Sullivan and Roche

Longtime teammates Sean Sullivan and Kenny Roche are about to do something they likely never imagined would happen. They’re going their separate ways, having signed ATOs with the AHL farm clubs of the NHL teams that drafted them.

Sullivan, from Braintree, and Roche, from South Boston, had been high school teammates at St. Sebastian’s before coming to BU in 2003. Previously they’d played together in youth hockey.

Sullivan, a 9th round draft choice of the Phoenix Coyotes in 2003, signed an ATO with the San Antonio Rampage, while Roche, a Rangers’ 3rd round choice, also in 2003, reports to the Hartford Knights for the balance of the AHL season.

They join a long list of ex-Terriers on AHL rosters: Ken Magowan and Gregg Johnson in Bridgeport; Mike Pandolfo, Dan Lacouture and Scott Lachance in Lowell; Carl Corazzini in Norfolk; Chris Bourque in Hershey; Dan Cavanaugh in Springfield; John Laliberte in Milwaukee; Jakabs Redlihs, in Syracuse; Dan Spang in Worcester; and David VanderGulik in Omaha. In addition, Steve Stirling is the head coach of the Springfield Falcons while Joe Sacco is an assistant coach for the Albany River Rats.

1 comment:

Terrier Blogger said...

Updating this report, the Phoenix Coyotes are reporting that they signed Sullivan to a multi-year contract.
www.phoenixcoyotes.com/news/story_details.php?ID=5731

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