Over on the 210Sports Facebook page I’ve been posting daily updates for each day in Worcester hockey history. In case people missed some, I’ll gather them at the end of each month here on the blog.
2000 – Curtis Sanford signed as a free agent by St. Louis.
2008 – Andrew Desjardins signed as a free agent by the Worcester Sharks.
2011 – The Worcester Sharks announced their games will be broadcast live on NewsTalk 580AM and 94.9 WTAG-FM through the 2013-14 season.
2018 – Worcester Railers sign Evan Buitenhuis.
Birthdays: Mike Maneluk (1973)
1995 – Paul Broten traded to St. Louis by Dallas for Guy Carbonneau. Justin Hocking claimed by Ottawa from Los Angeles in Waiver Draft. Fred Knipscheer traded to St. Louis by Boston for Rick Zombo.
2009 – Dennis McCauley signed to an SPC by the Worcester Sharks.
2013 – Worcester Sharks named Charlie Townsend video coaching assistant
2017 – Worcester Railers sign Connor Doherty and Mitch Gillam.
Birthdays: Mark Ouimet (1971)
1997 – Lubos Bartecko signed as a free agent by St. Louis.
2017 – The Bridgeport Sound Tigers sign Yanick Turcotte.
Birthdays: Cam Macintyre (1985)
2001 – The Worcester IceCats and SMG jointly announced that the IceCats’ current lease was been rewritten and extended for two years. It was supposed to go until the end of the 2005-06 season.
2012 – The Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame announced the selection of Ed “Butch” Songin, who played one game for the Worcester Warriors during the 1954–55 season.
Birthdays: Brian McCullough (1977)
1987 – The US Hockey Hall of Fame selected Jack Kirrane for inclusion. He played for the Worcester Warriors in the 1954-55 season.
2019 – The Bridgeport Sound Tigers sign Ben Thomson.
Birthdays: Curtis Sanford (1979); Peter Sejna (1979); Alex Bourret (1986)
2003 – Mike Glumac and Aaron MacKenzie signed as free agents by the Worcester IceCats.
2009 – The Worcester Sharks sign Dennis McCauley.
2010 – Jonathan Cheechoo signed to a PTO by the Worcester Sharks.
Birthdays: Steve Bancroft (1970); Michael Pelech (1989)
1994 – The Worcester IceCats signed Lindsay Vallis to a PTO contract.
2002 – Mike Stuart signed as a free agent by St. Louis.
2018 – Worcester Railers sign Austin Block.
Birthdays: Nikolay Goldobin (1995); Craig Valette (1982)
1997 – After years of trying, the IceCats Booster Club finally got permission to do a 50-50 raffle at home games. The proceeds will go to various charitable organizations
2012 – The Worcester Sharks signed Mikael Tam.
Birthdays: Joe Loprieno (1986)
2008 – Michael Mudd was promoted to senior vice president in charge of hockey and business administration for the Worcester Sharks.
Birthdays: Wayne Thomas (1947); David Cunniff (1970)
2002 – Eric Boguniecki was suspended for one game for cross-checking Albany’s Brendan Brooks in an exhibition game on October 5th.
Birthdays: Jim Mullin (1973); Austin Block (1989)
2001 – The Worcester IceCats signed forward Eric Nickulas to a PTO.
2004 – Jeff Hoggan signed as a free agent by the Worcester IceCats.
2002 – Steve McLaren was suspended two games for sucker-punching Manitoba’s Tyler Bouck.
2017 – Worcester Railers receive Justin Hamonic from the Wichita Thunder for cash considerations.
Birthdays: J.J. Daigneault (1965); Dwayne Roloson (1969)
2001 – The Worcester IceCats raised two banners celebrating the IceCats’ New England Division and AHL regular-season titles of last winter.
Birthdays: Jonathan Matsumoto (1986); T.J. Syner (1988)
1994 – The Worcester IceCats signed defenseman Dave Baseggio.
1998 – Worcester IceCats right-wing Shayne Toporowski was suspended for two games by the AHL for attempting to injure an opponent during Sunday’s 1-0 win at New Haven.
2006 – Worcester Sharks signed Tom Walsh to an AHL contract and Justin Kurtz to a PTO.
Birthdays: Chris Bright (1970); Chris Blight (1982); Garet Hunt (1987)
2008 – Dan DaSilva signed to an SPC by the Worcester Sharks
Birthdays: Robin Gomez (1981); Grant Stevenson (1981)
1992 – Former Clarkson and Boston College head coach Len Ceglarski was inducted in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. Ceglarski played three games for the Worcester Warriors in the 1954-55 season.
Birthdays: Richard Rodenhiser (1932)
2006 – Tom Walsh signed to a SPC by the Worcester Sharks.
2004 – The Worcester IceCats’ Mike Glumac was awarded the 2003-04 InterContinental Hotels Group Ironman Award, given annually to a member of the Professional Hockey Players’ Association in the AHL who played in all of his team’s games and contributed both offensively and defensively.
2018 – Worcester Railers sign Ivan Kosorenkov
Birthdays: Dylan Willick (1992)
1994 – The Worcester IceCats received Jim Bermingham and Terry Virtue from the Atlanta Knights in exchange for Yves Heroux and Brian Straub. They also received Mark Ouimet, Mark Osieki, and David Haas from the Detroit Vipers in exchange for future considerations.
2000 – The St. Louis Blues announced they signed Reed Low, Derek Bekar, and Justin Papineau to multi-year contracts.
Birthdays: Matt Taormina (1986)
1994 – The Worcester IceCats received Ross Wilson from the Minnesota Moose in echange for future considerations.
Birthdays: Terry Yake (1968); Evan Trupp(1987); Daniel Doremus (1991); Wade Murphy (1993)
1954 – John “Hans” Marsden named coach of the Worcester Warriors.
1997 – The Worcester IceCats launch their first ever website, worcestericecats(dot)com .
2012 – Matt Pelech was suspended four games by the AHL after receiving a game misconduct for leaving the team bench for the purpose of starting an altercation on Oct. 20 against the Albany Devils.
1994 – Defenseman Mark Osieki, acquired by the Worcester IceCats from the IHL’s Detroit Vipers, was suspended indefinitely by the IceCats for refusing to report to Worcester. (He subsequently retired.)
2002 – Cody Rudkowsky made his NHL debut and recorded his first win in the St Louis Blues 2-1 Win vs the Edmonton Oilers. Rudkowsky replaced injured starter Curtis Sanford and it was Rudkowsky’s only NHL appearance. That season he became the first goaltender to win a game in the NHL, AHL, and ECHL in the same season.
Birthdays: Jamal Mayers (1974)
Birthdays: Chris Murray (1974)
2012 – Worcester Sharks sign Mike Banwell to a PTO.
Birthdays: Robert Petrovicky (1973); Pat Rissmiller (1978)
2003 – The St Louis Blues acquire Erkki Rajamaki from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for a 2004 eighth-round pick.
Birthdays: Paul Broten (1965); Malcolm Gould (1992)
Birthdays: Dave Baseggio (1967); Danny Eberly (1980); Zack Phillips (1992)
1996 – Rory Fitzpatrick and Craig Conroy traded to St. Louis by Montreal with Pierre Turgeon for Murray Baron, Shayne Corson, and St. Louis’ 5th round choice in 1997 Entry Draft.
2004 – First mention in the Telegram that St. Louis planed to sell Worcester IceCats. That would eventually lead to the IceCats relocating to Peoria after the season.
Birthdays: Chris Corrinet (1978); Frazer McLaren (1987)
2015 – First mention in the Telegram of Cliff Rucker being interested in putting an ECHL team in Worcester.
Birthdays: Patrice Tardif (1970); Ivan Ciernik (1977); Erkki Rajamaki (1978)
2019 – The Worcester Railers claim Shane Walsh off of waivers from the Jacksonville Icemen.