Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Lockport Express Season To Start Friday

The Lockport Express will be kicking off its third season in downtown Lockport at the Cornerstone Ice Arena on Friday evening. The game against Southern Tier Express will take place at 8:00 PM on the main rink.

The Express are coming off a strong finish to their second season, and hope to carry some of the momentum from those late games into the new season. Returning the help in that endeavor are defensemen, Gibson Stuart (#6), Josh Evoy (#3), and Anthony Tomassi (#4); forwards Frankie Bodami (#13) and Andrew Logar (#23); and goaltender Sam Fitzpatrick (#32).

Joining the veterans will be Lockport’s first pick of the draft, forward Aaron Shahin (#44), and Ian Bressett (#5). Nicholas Grupp (#98) and John Duffy (#26) will bolster the blue line. Adam Partridge (#28) and Casey Wall (#30) will backup Fitzpatrick between the pipes.

The roster for the 2016-2017 Express looks like this:

#3 Josh Evoy Defense
#4 Anthony Tomassi Defense
#5 Ian Bressett Forward
#6 Gibson Stuart Defense
#10 Pavel Kovtunov Defense
#13 Frankie Bodami Forward
#18 Patrick Manning Forward
#20 Ryan Metzler Forward
#23 Andrew Logar Forward
#26 John Duffy Defense
#28 Adam Partridge Goalie
#29 Dominic Senese Forward
#30 Casey Wall Goalie
#32 Sam Fitzpatrick Goalie
#33 Collin Rutkowski Forward
#44 Aaron Shahin Forward
#66 Brandon Schweikert Forward
#78 Luca Mazzo Forward
#83 Mitchell Thorton Forward
#98 Nicholas Grupp Defense
New head coach, Brian Becker, will make his debut Friday evening, taking over the coaching duties from General Manager and former coach, Frank Vecchio.

There will be an Express Pre-Game Party at Lock 34 Friday 6:00-8:00PM. The cost is $15 per person. Please RSVP to Lock 34, 433-4222.

The Southern Tier Express will likely become a natural rival of Lockport. Much like the games with the Roc City Royals over the last two seasons, the building is sure to be packed with fans from both teams. Tickets to the game are $5 and can be purchased at the door.