SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – The San Francisco Bulls Professional Hockey Team, proud affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, announced today they have acquired goaltender Bryan Hince from the Greenville Road Warriors in exchange for future considerations. In addition, Thomas Heemskerk was placed on the 21-day IR after contracting appendicitis. Heemskerk’s surgery has been successful.
Hince, 26, has spent the past three seasons playing professional hockey, splitting time between the ECHL and the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). He’s played in 15 career ECHL regular season games, going 9-3-0 with a 2.91 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage with Greenville and the Idaho Steelheads. He has also played in one playoff game with Idaho. Prior to the ECHL, Hince went 31-15-0 with Knoxville of the SPHL from 2010-12. Hince was a standout goaltender for Plattsburgh State University, a Division III program of the NCAA. He led Plattsburgh to the National Championship game in 2008. In 2009, he was named MVP of his conference, while with Plattsburgh.
The Bulls take on the Colorado Eagles on Wednesday at 7:15 pm at the Cow Palace. It’s also a Get a Pair Wednesday game with 2-for-1 hot dogs. The Bulls then host the Eagles again on Friday for Country Western Night. The first 1,000 fans, 18 and over, receive a Bulls foam cowboy hat, courtesy of the San Francisco Examiner. Fans are encouraged to wear western outfits.
SF Bulls Season Tickets start at less than $12 per seat and include the first four games of the Kelly Cup Playoffs, savings on parking, and special invitations to “Meet The Team” and Chalk Talk Events. Individual tickets are now on sale. Click here to find out more or call 415-469-9843.
About the ECHL
The ECHL began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states. Today, the league has 23 teams in 16 states. The ECHL celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2012-13 and is the third-longest tenured professional hockey league behind only the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League. The ECHL has had 234 players reach the NHL over the last seven seasons. It’s the primary developmental league for the NHL and the AHL. On opening day of the 2011-12, 83 former ECHL players were on NHL rosters. The ECHL teams are divided into the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference. All teams play a 72-game schedule. For more information please visit http://www.echl.com/