Elliott Recalled to Springfield; Henrich Sent Down to Johnstown

Johnstown, PA (February 8, 2007) – The Johnstown Chiefs on Thursday announced that forward Brandon Elliott and defenseman Doug Andress have been recalled to the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League, and that Adam Henrich has been reassigned from Springfield to Johnstown.

A native of Orangeville, Ontario, Elliott has scored goals in three consecutive games and four of his previous five games, and in 38 games with Johnstown this season, the 22 year-old Elliott has scored 10 goals and four assists and accrued 99 penalty minutes. In 68 games with the Chiefs in 2005-06, Elliott scored 10 goals and added seven assists while accumulating a team-leading total of 207 penalty minutes. He began his professional career in the 2004-05 season, recording seven penalty minutes in two games with Springfield and two assists and 41 penalty minutes in 13 games with the ECHL’s Victoria Salmon Kings.

Under contract to the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League, Henrich has scored eight goals and 14 assists in 26 games with Johnstown, and potted two goals and two assists in eleven games with Springfield. A native of Thornhill, Ontario, Henrich was selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2nd round (60th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. Henrich scored 41 points (18g, 23) in 51 games with the Chiefs last season, and picked up three assists in 12 games with Springfield. In his rookie season in 2004-05, Henrich scored 26 points (10g, 16a) in 63 games with Springfield and scored two goals and an assist in six games with Johnstown.