Monday, January 9, 2012

Texas Releases Lowe, Spratt

Just some short roster notes today as the Texas Stars released Ian Lowe and Jimmy Spratt from their PTOs. Both will return to the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL.

Spratt's release:
Prior to the game, Texas released goalie Jimmy Spratt from a PTO (professional tryout agreement). Spratt played in two games for Texas, going 1-1-0 with a 2.02 goals against average and a .909 save percentage. Spratt is a third-year pro who started the season with the Idaho, going 5-5-0 with a 2.95 goals against average and a .920 save percentage over 12 games. He split last season between Toledo and Victoria of the ECHL, as well as Rapid City of the CHL. In all, Spratt made 20 appearances, going 9-7-1 with a 3.91 goals against average and a .873 save percentage. The Calgary Flames drafted the 26-year old in the seventh round (#213 overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

Lowe's release:
The Texas Stars announced on Monday that the team has released forward Ian Lowe from a PTO (professional tryout agreement).

Lowe suited up in six games for the Stars from Dec. 27 – Jan. 8, failing to register a point in his time with Texas. The rookie forward played the first 30 games of his pro career with the Idaho Steelheads, Texas’ ECHL affiliate. The 5-foot-9, 175-pound center was third on the team with 12 assists and 19 points at the time of his recall. The 24-year-old played the last four years at Bemidji State University from 2007-11. In 142 WCHA games, Lowe netted 37 goals and set up 42 for 79 collegiate points.

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