Bishop gets AHL deal; Notes: UAF recruit; new home for former Ace

Doyle Woody,Adn Staff

Forward Hunter Bishop of Fairbanks, who played for four different pro teams last season, has landed an AHL contract with the Manchester Monarchs, one of those four clubs.

The Monarchs today announced the deal with Bishop, 25.

Bishop lit it up in the ECHL last season, delivering 24-25--49 totals in 48 games -- that's exactly two-thirds of an ECHL season -- with the South Carolina Stingrays. He went 3-2--5 in 24 games with Manchester, and also played three games with AHL Lake Erie and one match with AHL Rochester.

The upcoming season will be Bishop's third as a pro. He did not play in 2011-12 because of injury.

Speaking of Fairbanks, UAF has nabbed a recruit (for some time after the upcoming season, according to various recruiting sites) in defenseman Jordan Burns, 18, of the BCHL's Powell River Kings. Burns last season put up 4-22--26 totals for the Kings.

And on the former Alaska Aces front, goaltender Kevin Regan (2008-09, briefly) has signed with the Fife Flyers of the Great Britain-based EIHL. Regan shined for the Wichita Thunder in the Central Hockey League last season, going 13-10-3 with a 2.41 goals-against average that was third in the league, a .908 save percentage and two shutouts. He played the previous two seasons in Italy.