PHOENIX – The Phoenix RoadRunners announced that they have signed rookie forward Rick Cleaver to a tryout agreement.
The RoadRunners are the ECHL affiliate of the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League and the Worcester Sharks of the American Hockey League. The head coach of Worcester is Roy Sommer, who led Richmond to the Riley Cup championship in 1995 and was named ECHL Coach of the Year in 1995-96 after leading Richmond to the Brabham Cup title with a league-record 105 points. The assistant coach for Worcester is former ECHL player David Cuniff and the equipment manager is Vinny Ferraiuolo, who worked in the ECHL.
The 25 year old, who played on San Jose’s rookie prospect team and also attended training camp with Worcester, after playing four years at Norwich University where he had 158 points (92g-66a) in 102 games.