by Paul Jene

Elmira N.Y.- A familiar face will be returning to Elmira this upcoming season. Luke Richards has signed a PTO and will return to the Elmira lineup. Richards played just 20 games last season for Elmira but did not disappoint on the stat sheet, he finished with 13 goals and 10 assists in his time at First Arena. Prior to Elmira he played 31 games for the Hat Tricks where he had 7 goals and 14 assists. 

Assistant Coach M.J. Maerkl on the return of Richards to Elmira, “We are very excited to have “Richie” back playing in Elmira this season, he continued to get better and better each and every game, we are looking for him to take a big step this season and be an important offensive contributor for the club this year.”

Elmira will have some other familiar allies back playing inside the Twin Tiers this season, stay tuned for updates throughout the week to see who else will be joining Luke Richards back on the ice.