DURHAM, N.H. ? Former University of New Hampshire men's hockey players Stevie Moses (Leominster, Mass.) and Damon Kipp (Salmon Arm, British Columbia) have signed professional contracts. Moses inked a deal with the American Hockey League's Connecticut Whale, while Kipp joined the South Carolina Stingrays of the East Coast Hockey League. Both signings were announced Friday.
Moses, an alternate captain with the Wildcats this past season, signed with the Whale, the AHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's New York Rangers. The 22-year-old scored 22 goals to lead UNH and rank second among Hockey East skaters; he added 13 assists for 35 points, tying for team-high honors in that department. Over his four seasons with the 'Cats, the 5-foot-9, 170-pound forward totaled 47 goals and 51 assists for 98 points in 148 games and was a two-time member of the Hockey East All-Academic Team (2008-09, 2010-11).
Kipp, a senior co-captain, joined the Stingrays, the ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Washington Capitals. The 23-year-old defenseman scored four goals and tallied 10 assists for 14 points in 35 games during his senior campaign. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound blue-liner amassed 45 points (11 g, 34 a) in 140 career games and was a two-time member of the Hockey East All-Academic Team (2008-09, 2009-10).
UNH completed the 2011-12 season with a record of 15-19-3 and advanced to the Hockey East playoffs for the 24th straight season. For more information on the Wildcat hockey program, visit www.unhwildcats.com.