Wednesday, 12.06.17 / 11:47 am CT
The IceRays made an addition to their roster on Wednesday afternoon, bringing aboard Andrew Logar from the Niagara Falls PowerHawks of the NA3HL.
A Buffalo, NY native, Logar has played Tier 3 junior hockey for the past three seasons, all of which have been with his hometown team. Throughout his career, he has been an offensively dominant center who has produced at a remarkable rate. In his 111 total games with Niagara Falls (Lockport until the start of this season,) Logar has scored 150 points (56 goals, 94 assists, +37 rating). He has led the team in scoring in each of his three seasons with the organization.
“We’re very excited to bring in Andrew,” IceRays head coach Brad Flynn said. “He is a smart, highly skilled center who has excelled at different levels. We are looking to increase our offensive production through the middle and we feel that Andrew’s skillset will help.”
The 20-year-old is having another outstanding season, leading the PowerHawks in scoring with 45 points (20 goals, 25 assists, +18 rating) in 21 games played this season. He is tied for seventh in individual points in the 43-team NA3HL, and has led Niagara Falls to an 11-9-1 record.
“Niagara Falls’ head coach Jay Hill was a very skilled player who has done a great job developing players,” Flynn added. “We’re looking forward to bringing him up.”
Logar (5’9,” 170 lb) promises to bring another element of skill down the middle. While he’s enjoyed a terrific career in Tier 3 juniors, this will be his first taste of hockey at the next level. It’s a challenge for which he feels both thrilled and prepared. “I’m excited just to get down there and check out Corpus Christi,” Logar said. “But I’m mostly excited to start playing with and against bigger, faster players and to see what it’s really like at the next level of hockey.”
He will likely see what the next level is really like fairly soon, with five road games still remaining before the Christmas break. Though Logar cannot wait to begin the next stage of his hockey journey with the IceRays, he won’t forget the organization which got him here. “Coach Hill and the entire coaching staff in Niagara Falls cares a lot about the players on a personal level and developing them,” Logar said. “They are going to help lots of players out to reach their end goals in hockey and I’m happy to be the start of it. Everyone who is part of the PowerHawks program has been great so far and it’s only going to keep getting better in the future.”
The IceRays will play their next games against the Lone Star Brahmas at NYTEX Sports Centre on Friday, December 8th and Saturday, December 9th. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 pm CT both nights. The games will be broadcast in high definition on HockeyTV.com and on SportsRadio Corpus Christi (1230 AM, 95.1 FM, 96.1 FM).