Fallon, Gill Sign AHL Tryout Contracts

Posted: March 4, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Minnesota Wild, New York Islanders

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The Las Vegas Wranglers announced today that goaltender Joe Fallon has been called up to the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League.

Leading the ECHL with 30 wins and 2,739 minutes played, Fallon has appeared in 47 games for the Wranglers this season. Fallon, 27, was called up to the AHL’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers for one game in December, and named the ECHL’s Goaltender of the Week for Jan. 23 – 29.

Fallon is a big goaltender at 6’3 who covers a lot of net. He is a stand-up type with extremely good lateral movement. Fallon displays great confidence, focus and is very consistent. He has the ability to make the second and third saves and does a very good job of controlling his rebounds. He follows plays well and stays square to the shooters. He is also willing to challenge shooters. Fallon is a very good on his angles and does a great job of covering the lower part of the net. His puckhandling ability, which isn’t one of his strongest attributes, is an area that Fallon can improve in.

 

Riley Gill of the Victoria Salmon Kings in the ECHL also signed a Pro Tryout Contract with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL today.

The Northfield, Minnesota native made his pro debut at the end of last season appearing in three games with Kalamazoo, posting a 1-0-1 record with a 2.48 goals-against average and a save percentage of .929. He also saw action in four Kelly Cup Playoff games for the K-Wings, going 1-2 with a goals-against average of 2.26 and a .941 save percentage.

 

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