BCHL Today: Fogarty shuttled to Buffalo’s taxi squad, Newell reassigned by the Rangers, a pair of alumni sign ECHL deals, and more


Fogarty brought up to Sabres taxi squad

Forward Steven Fogarty (33 goals, 48 assists in 60 games for Penticton in 2011-12) was reassigned from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League to the Buffalo Sabres taxi squad on Saturday.

Fogarty, who’s from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and in his fifth professional season, has a goal in three games as captain of the Americans this season.

Newell sent down to Hartford Wolf Pack by the Rangers

Forward Patrick Newell (16 goals, 31 assists in 56 games with Penticton in 2014-15) has been assigned from the New York Rangers taxi squad to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL.

The 25-year-old from Thousand Oaks, California has one goal in two games with the Wolf Pack thus far this season.

Coughlin signed by ECHL’s Rapid City Rush

Defenseman Johnny Coughlin (three goals, 15 assists in 55 games with Vernon in 2014-15) has signed with the Rapid City Rush of the ECHL.

The 25-year-old native of Fairport, New York signed a pro tryout with Fort Wayne in late January but didn’t play any games with the Komets. He had 19 points in 25 ECHL games with Norfolk and Cincinnati in 2019-20.

Marino inked by Wheeling to ECHL pact

Forward Kyle Marino (17 goals, 34 assists in 111 games with West Kelowna from 2014-16) inked an ECHL contract with the Wheeling Nailers as a free agent.

The 25-year-old Niagaran originally signed with the Idaho Steelheads before they took a hiatus for the 2020-21 season.

Marino was at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks for the last four seasons, where he notched 27 points in 101 NCAA games.

Iacobellis finds new hockey home in Slovakia

Forward Steven Iacobellis (35 goals, 65 assists in 149 games with Salmon Arm, Cowichan Valley, and Penticton from 2010-13) has signed with HC Nove Zamky, which plays in the top pro league in Slovakia.

Iacobellis, 27, had a goal and an assist in a dozen games for Västerås IK in HockeyAllsvenskan this season before the team and the Port Coquitlam, BC product parted ways last week.