HERSHEY, Pa. – The HERSHEY BEARS announced today that goaltender Billy Sauer has been released from his professional tryout agreement. The announcement was made by BEARS President/GM Doug Yingst.
Sauer, 24, dressed as backup to Dany Sabourin in Sunday’s 4-1 victory over the Albany Devils.
He returns to the South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL), where he has posted a record of 3-2-2, a save percentage of .917 and a goals-against average of 2.74 in seven appearances. Sauer also saw ECHL action with the Florida Everblades, Gwinnett Gladiators and Greenville Road Warriors this season.
The 6-2, 195-lb. native of Rochester, New York appeared in 15 AHL games with the Lake Erie Monsters in 2009-10, appearing in 15 games and posting a record of 5-7-1. He was originally selected in the seventh round (201st overall) by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
The BEARS return to GIANT Center to host the St. John’s IceCaps on Wednesday, March 21 at 7:00 PM. Individual tickets for this and all remaining regular-season home games are on sale now by calling (717) 508-BEAR, or by visiting ticketmaster.com.