RiverKings sign Ciarelli, place Gvora on IR

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. -- Mississippi RiverKings Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Derek Landmesser announced today that the team has signed center Paul Ciarelli to a contract. Terms and conditions were not released. To make room for Ciarelli on the roster, Justin Gvora was placed on the 30-day injured reserve.

Ciarelli, 23, is coming off a three-game contract with the RiverKings during which he picked up two points (1g, 1a). Those were the first three games of his professional career; he played for the University of Manitoba from 2012 to 2014. Ciarelli collected both points, his first points as a pro, Nov. 21 vs. Louisiana.

Gvora, 27, sustained an injury in last night's overtime loss to the Columbus Cottonmouths. In 11 games this year Gvora has six points (3g, 3a), which is fourth on the team. He also has a game-winning goal in addition to a plus-1 rating. 

The RiverKings are back home at the Landers Center tonight for Mustache Awareness Night. Tickets start as low as $5 and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com/riverkings. Groups of 15 or more get discounts on tickets and should call the RiverKings front office at 662-342-1755. The RiverKings are home December 5 for "Pack the House" for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Tickets are discounted $5 and groups get an additional $2 off. Contact the RiverKings front office for more information.

About the Mississippi RiverKings

The Mississippi RiverKings are supported by their community partners, season ticket holders, fans, and by program-related investments of the Maddox Foundation, an independent private foundation based in Hernando, Miss. To find out more about the RiverKings, call 662.342.1755 or visit www.riverkings.com.

Photo Credit: John Coffin Paul Ciarelli skates in warmups prior to the RiverKings game Nov. 21 vs. Louisiana. He signed a contract with the RiverKings today.

Posted by Lukas Favale at 3:00 PM


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