LOVELAND, Colo. – The Colorado Eagles of the ECHL announced today that they’ve signed forward Joey Sides. Sides was a CHL All-Star last season, and recorded 98 points (44g-54a) and 219 penalty minutes during the past two seasons with the Arizona Sundogs. In 25 games with the Friesland Flyers (Netherlands) this season, he’s registered 45 points (18g-27a) and 80 penalty minutes.
The Eagles are the ECHL affiliate of the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League and the St. John’s IceCaps of the American Hockey League.
In 16 career games against the Eagles, the 5-foot-11-inch, 185-pound Sides recorded 14 points (8g-6a) — eight of them on special teams. Prior to turning pro, the Sun Valley, Idaho native spent four seasons at Wentworth Institute of Technology (D-III), acting as the team’s captain during his final two years.