DAYTON, Ohio – The Dayton Bombers announced that center Brian Gornick (pictured) has been recalled to the American Hockey League by the Syracuse Crunch and that goaltender Andrew Penner has been reassigned to Dayton from Syracuse.
The Bombers are the ECHL affiliate of Syracuse of the AHL and the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League.
Under contract to Syracuse, the 25-year-old Gornick is tied for the team lead and tied for 12th in the league with 14 points and is tied for the team lead with six goals and eight assists in 10 games. Selected in the ninth round (258th overall) by Anaheim in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, the 6-5 and 210-pound Gornick had 46 points (23g-23a) and 60 penalty minutes in 67 games with San Diego in 2004-05 and two penalty minutes in one game with Syracuse.
The 22-year-old Penner, who suffered a knee injury on November 5 at Grand Rapids, is 1-2-0 with a goals-against average of 4.61 and a save percentage of .883 in four games with Syracuse.