New York, NY – July 9, 2015: The NWHL (National Women’s Hockey League) and the Buffalo Beauts announced today the signing of two new players forwards Devon Skeats and Erin Zach, from the Toronto free agent training camp as part of the Canadian Training Camp Series.
”I was very impressed with both of these players at the Buffalo and Toronto camps," said Linda Mroz, General Manager of the Beauts. “Devon's speed and endless effort is something that I look for in a player. She possesses strength and hockey smarts, and she will be a great fit for Buffalo." She continued, "Erin not only has speed, but she crashes the net and finishes hard after every drill. Her hunger and ability to score will surely come in handy during game time."
Hailing from Whitby, Ontario, Canada, Devon Skeats is the first CIS signing to the NWHL. Skeats graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2014, where she collected 87 points (42g, 45a) in 117 regular season games and ended her senior year with 21 points (12g, 9a). She won three Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Championships with Laurier in 2010, 2012 and 2014. During the 2014-2015 season, she played for the EWHL Neuberg Highlanders, who placed third in the Austrian Cup.
Erin Zach grew up in Elmire, Ontario before becoming a forward for Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Tigers. During her time at RIT, Zach scored 74 points (30g, 44a) in 121 games, including five shorthanded goals, enough to place her at fifth all-time in RIT's record book. She helped win the 2010 ECAC West Championship and bring the school their first Division III National Championship title in 2012. Zach was a member of the Tigers team that won the 2014 College Hockey America (CHA) Championship versus Mercyhurst in second overtime.
You can follow Devon Skeats (@skeatsyy) and Erin Zach (@eztiger20) on Twitter.
To schedule an interview with Devon Skeats and Eric Zach, please email Denege@stanton- company.com.