Winnipeg, MB – The Manitoba Moose Hockey Club announced today, in conjunction with its ECHL affiliate, the Tulsa Oilers, the team has signed forwards Danick Gauthier and Phil Brewer to professional tryout agreements. The Moose also announced the team has agreed to an amateur tryout with forward Elgin Pearce.
Gauthier, 25, has 21 points (10G, 11A) in 62 ECHL games this season, 55 of them with the Tulsa Oilers. In 238 career ECHL games, Gauthier has 149 points (62G, 87A) and 229 penalty minutes. His most productive season came in 2014-15 when the Repentigny, QC native posted 70 points (30G, 40A) in 69 games with Wichita and Florida. Gauthier has appeared in 60 AHL games, all with the Syracuse Crunch, picking up 17 points (8G, 9A) and 44 penalty minutes.
Brewer, 26, has 32 points (11G, 21A) in 59 games with Tulsa this season. The Cambridge, ON native is in his second year as a professional, posting 48 points (26G, 22A) as a rookie with the Oilers last season. Prior to his professional career, Brewer played three seasons at Bemidji State University where he totaled 26 points (11G, 15A) in 106 games.
Pearce, 25, picked up 31 points (20G, 11A) in 28 games with the University of Calgary Dinos (U Sports) this season. Pearce was named a first-team all-Canadian this season and became the first player in U Sports men’s hockey history to be a three time winner of the R.W. Pugh Awards as the league’s most sportsmanlike player (2015, 2016, and 2017). The 6’0”, 175 lbs forward played 94 games for the Dinos, amassing 93 points (49G, 44A). Pearce has played 13 ECHL games, registering four points (2G, 2A) with Greenville and Gwinnett.
The Moose open a four-game home stand Tuesday night against the Grand Rapids Griffins. Tickets for the 7 p.m. CT matchup are available at moosehockey.com/tickets.
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Photo Credits: David Moll/University of Calgary and TeeJay Crawford Photography/Tulsa Oilers