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July 23, 2020
K-WINGS SIGN MICHIGAN TECH CAPTAIN RAYMOND BRICE
Former Huskies leader becomes Kalamazoo’s first announced player signing for the 2020-21 season.
KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings, proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks, announced the club’s first player signing for the 2020-21 season Thursday, inking rookie forward Raymond Brice to a standard player contract.
Brice, 24, begins his first pro season in Kalamazoo after captaining the Michigan Tech Huskies during the 2019-20 season. The Houghton, Michigan native scored six goals and totaled eight points in 28 games last season, finishing his college career with 26 points (13 goals, 13 assists) in 95 games.
“We have been trying to recruit players with a high compete level and Brice’s motor never quits. He is a player that brings it every night,” said K-Wings Head Coach Nick Bootland. “His character fits perfectly into the culture that we’ve created here.”
The 6-foot-0, 194 lbs. forward previously played 114 games across two junior seasons in the North American Hockey League with the Soo Eagles and New Jersey Junior Titans. Brice scored 21 goals and compiled 36 points for the Titans in 2015-16 before heading to Michigan Tech.
The Kalamazoo Wings are a professional hockey team located in southwest Michigan that has been a staple in the Kalamazoo, MI professional sports landscape since 1974. The K-Wings compete in the ECHL and are the AA affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks. Kalamazoo plays their 36 regular season home games at Wings Event Center from October through April.