Former Maine hockey players make moves

ORONO, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Former Maine hockey forward Jon Swavely has signed an amateur tryout agreement with the Reading Royals, an affiliate of the Washington Capitals.

Swavely just finished his senior season with the Black Bears, where he scored six points (three goals, three assists) in 35 games.

According to the Royals, Swavely, who hails from Reading, played within the Junior Royals youth hockey program through the bantam age group, and is the first player in team history to advance from that program and sign with the Royals.

Swavely's announcement comes after Wednesday's news that former Maine defensemen Brice O'Connor signed with the Stockton Thunder. Stockton is affiliated with the New York Islanders.

O'Connor has already played three games with the Thunder and has recorded 1 assist.

On Thursday night, Lewiston's Mark Anthoine suited up for the Evansville IceMen, wearing number 11. The parent tean of the IceMen is the Columbus Blue Jackets.

As a senior for the Black Bears, Anthoine had a career high 20 points (9 goals, 11 assists).


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