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Romano - Jaeckle Become Free Agents After ECHL North Divison Ceases Operations

Written by: David Nicoletti

Yesterday it was announced that the ECHL‘s North division has ceased operation for the 2020-21 season. Teams in this division include the Newfoundland Growlers, Reading Royals, Adirondack Thunder, Maine Mainers, Brampton Beast, and Worcester Railers. Out of all those teams, there are two former Johnstown Tomahawks that won’t be appearing with their signed ECHL teams this season.

Andrew Romano is coming into the ECHL as a rookie, appearing in his first-ever professional hockey competition. The forward signed a contract with Maine on July 20th of this year, just after the former two-year Hawk spent the past four seasons with SUNY-Geneseo helping his team to go and hoist two NCAA Division III (SUNYAC) championships in his time with the Knights.

Alex Jaeckle is entering his third season in the ECHL. The former two-year Hawk entered the ECHL near the end of the 2018-19 season as a member of the Norfolk Admirals. But after a three-team trade in early in 2020 that ended up dealing him to Adirondack, Jaeckle has since then spent his time with the Thunder. He just got off signing a new contract with the team for the 2020-21 season this past September.

Also, I thought it would be pretty cool to mention for those that may not know, former two-year Hawk Luke Lynch this past July signed a contract for the ECHL‘s Wheeling Nailers. As of now, his season has not yet been canceled as the Nailers play in the ECHL’s Central division.

We will stay closely monitored to the situation in the ECHL. If we hear anything about the Central division ceasing their operation, we will let you all know about it.

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