Thunder add pair of rookies

STOCKTON, Calif. – The Stockton Thunder, proud ECHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League, and head coach Matt Thomas announced the team has agreed to terms with rookie forwards Evan Vossen and Ryan Green.

Vossen, 25, enters the pro level after an accomplished five year (2007-12) career at McGill University (CIS). As captain, he guided the Redmen to their first CIS men’s hockey title in program history last season, scoring the championship winning goal in sudden death overtime of the University Cup final.

The 6-foot and 190 pound forward ranked second in the program with 13 goals last season, additionally finishing third in team scoring with 24 points (13g-11a) in 28 games. Vossen skated in 126 career games with McGill, collecting 96 points (53g-43a) and 84 penalty minutes. In 2009-10, he achieved a career high 33 points and 19 assists in 28 games.

Green, 21, is scheduled to make his pro debut with the Thunder after one season in college at the University of Windsor (CIS). He skated in 27 games last season, tying for second on the Lancers with 25 points (12g-13a). His 12 goals ranked second on the team.

The 6-foot-3 and 210 pound pivot previously skated in 151 career junior games with Michigan and Port Huron of the North American Hockey League and Cowichan Valley and Powell River of the British Columbia Hockey League, notching 106 points (44g-62a), 290 penalty minutes and a +2 rating. Green tallied 52 points (21g-31a) in 53 games in 2010-11, his lone NAHL season with Port Huron and Michigan.