Aces: 3 new guys headed here

Posted by DOYLE WOODY, adn.com on September 6, 2013 

The Alaska Aces this morning announced three more players for the upcoming season -- three new guys.

They have signed center Tim Coffman, who played last season for the Tilburg Trappers in the Netherlands, where he earned 20-28--48 totals in 26 regular-season games and 6-6--12 totals in six playoff matches. (Don't get too amped, Cowbell Crew, the Dutch league isn't high quality). Coffman played four seasons at Division III Utica College -- you may remember that Utica head coach Gary Heenan was a finalist for the UAA gig, which went to former Stockton bench boss Matt Thomas -- and racked 58-81--139 totals in 98 career games. After Coffman wrapped his career at Utica in 2011-12, he went 3-2--5 and +4 in 14 games for ECHL Greenville.

Defenseman Brad Richard is signed and headed here after four seasons at Division III Hobart College, where he delivered 22-42--64 totals in 97 career games. His 11 goals as a junior in 2011-12 tied for the national D-III lead.

And defenseman Matt Ridley will arrive on a professional tryout agreement. He played 26 games for the Mississippi Surge of the Southern Professional Hockey League last season, with 4-7--11 and +10 totals. He also played the 2011-12 season with Mississippi (4-12--16 and +2 in 47 games), and that season also played five games for Tulsa of the Central Hockey League (no points, -3).

As always, look for a little more on these additions in Saturday's dead-trees edition of the ADN.

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