Mississippi, Cava Agree To Terms

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Sea Wolves announced that they have agreed to terms with defenseman Chris Cava.

The Sea Wolves are the ECHL affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League and the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League.

The 27-year-old Cava played for Mississippi from 2002-05 and had 44 points (11g-33a) and 605 penalty minutes in 168 regular season games and one assist and 16 penalty minutes in 12 games in the Kelly Cup Playoffs.

In 2006-07, he had five points (1g-4a) and 92 penalty minutes in 24 regular season games and one assist and 12 penalty minutes in four Kelly Cup Playoff games with Phoenix and 10 points (1g-9a) and 104 penalty minutes in 32 games with Trenton while also playing in the AHL where he had four penalty minutes in two games with Binghamton.

After being forced by Hurricane Katrina to wait two seasons, Mississippi will finally be able to celebrate its “Decade in the Den” on Oct. 27 when it hosts Reading. The Sea Wolves have sold the most season tickets in team history as fans eagerly anticipate their return to the ice at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum for the first time since Apr. 15, 2005.

Located in Biloxi, the Sea Wolves had a Voluntary Suspension each of the last two seasons under the ECHL’s hardship provisions after the arena and the team office housed within suffered extensive damage.

Team Press Release