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 - three 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.