Boise, ID (10/7/14) – Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Brad Ralph announced Tuesday that goaltender Henri Kiviaho has been assigned to the ECHL’s Idaho Steelheads by the NHL’s Dallas Stars.
Kiviaho (pronounced kiv-ee-AH-ho) is a 20-year-old from Finland who was drafted in the fifth round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Stars. He appeared in one preseason game for the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League, stopping each shot he faced in about 30 minutes of action on Friday against Oklahoma City.
Idaho (ECHL) and Texas (AHL) are the primary development affiliates of the Dallas Stars.
Kiviaho is the third native of Finland to ever land on a Steelheads’ roster, joining forwards Aki Seitsonen (2010-11) and Tuomas Mikkonen (2006-07).
The training-camp roster now sits at 25 players – 23 skaters and two goaltenders.
The Steelheads will host the annual Season-Ticket Holder Only game on Friday, October 10, at CenturyLink Arena. The team opens the regular season on the road on October 17 before playing its home opener on Saturday, October 18, against the Utah Grizzlies. Tickets are on sale by contacting the CenturyLink Arena Box Office.
Group outings at a Steelheads game are a great way to gather friends, colleagues, or co-workers for a fun night out in downtown Boise. Ticket prices are discounted and you can get a Pepsi, Double-R Ranch Hot Dog, and bag of Tim’s Cascade Chips with each ticket. Contact the Steelheads front office at 208.383.0080 or log on to www.idahosteelheads.com for more information.