Nine Falcons Invited To AHL Training Camp

FRESNO, Calif. – The Fresno Falcons announced that nine players on the current 2008-09 roster will be attending American Hockey League training camps.

Head coach Matt Thomas and assistant coach Ryan Mougenel are in attendance at the training camp of the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL before traveling to Rockford for the AHL camp.

Forwards Kenny Bernard, Judd Blackwater , Igor Gongalsky, Rob Klinkhammer, defenseman Kenny MacAulay and goaltender Ryan Nie are to be in training camp with the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL.

Also in attendance at AHL camps this week are Oren Eizenman (Manitoba), Brian O’Hanley (Worcester), and Matt Stefanishion (Iowa). Stefanishion was reassigned to Iowa by the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks on Thursday, one day after scoring a goal in Anaheim’s 6-4 pre-season game win over San Jose.

The Falcons are the ECHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League and the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League. Mike Haviland, who is one of two coaches to lead two different teams to the Kelly Championship, is an assistant coach for Chicago.

Team Press Release