Four Former Pointers Hockey Players Sign Pro Contracts
After the UW-Stevens Point men's hockey team captured its fifth national championship, former players Joe Kalisz (Davison, MI/Davison), Evan Dixon (Novi, MI), Sean Gammage (Wildwood, MO) and Logan Lemirande (Janesville, WI) all signed professional contracts today, continuing their playing careers.
Kalisz and Dixon will join the Fayetteville Fireantz while Gammage and Lemirande will play with the Pensacola Ice Flyers of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). The four will join fellow UWSP alum Brandon Jaeger in the SPHL, who currently plays for the Columbus Cottonmouths.
Last season, Kalisz was named a CCM All-American after tallying 13 goals and 29 assists in 31 games. The forward also tied for second in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC), and 13th in the country, averaging 1.35 points per game.
After captaining the Pointers to a National Championship and being named team MVP last season, Dixon continues his career. In four seasons at UWSP, Dixon totaled 22 goals and 15 games in 109 games played.
Lemirande played in 40 games over his two years with the Pointers, netting six goals and added 21 assists. Last season, Lemirande earned d3hockey.com Team of the Week honors after a three-point night against Bethel on Nov. 7.
Gammage returns to the ice with the Ice Flyers after battling an injury in the 2015-16 season. In his career at UWSP, the defenseman played in 60 games, tallying two goals and 13 assists.
"I am very excited for Evan, Joe, Logan and Sean to have the opportunity to experience professional hockey." said UWSP head coach Chris Brooks. "These four guys gained great experience playing in three-straight National Championship games in 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16. Our team success played a huge role in opening this door for each of them and I am excited to watch them enter the next phase of their playing career."
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