Where are they now?

Upland’s most famous hockey player, recent Reign cut Itan Chavira, might want to call up his former tryout compadres Mike Thomson, C.J. Tozzo and Alex Redmond if he’s looking for quick employment.

A quick Google reveals that Thomson, Tozzo and Redmond –┬áthree of the open-tryout invitees who played for the Reign in the preseason – have latched on with the Eastern Professional Hockey League.

It’s apparently a new league, likely a rare find in this economy, with teams in Danbury, Conn.; West Orange, N.J.; Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; Exeter, N.H.; and Brooklyn.

Looks like Redmond, a tall, fluid-skating forward from San Jose, had a couple goals last week for the Danbury Mad Hatters. Thomson and Tozzo play for the Brooklyn Aces.

This entry was posted in Ontario Reign/ECHL by J.P. Hoornstra. Bookmark the permalink.

About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.