The Chicago Wolves announced that the club has signed right wing Ty Loney and Steven McParland to a professional tryout contract.
Loney has spent majority of the 2016-17 season skating with the Adirondack Thunder in the East Coast Hockey League. Through 40 games, the 24-year-old leads the squad in points (40) and goals (18).
At the American Hockey League level, he played four games – Jan. 11-18 – with the Albany Devils on a PTO. He collected one assist and a +1 plus/minus rating. Last season, Loney skated in 31 games for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and registered six assists.
In 2014-15, following the conclusion of his senior season at the University of Denver, Loney signed an amateur tryout contract with the Norfolk Admirals and appeared in five games. He tallied four points (2G, 2A), a +4 plus/minus rating and just two penalty minutes.
Prior to turning pro, Loney was a four-year member (2011-15) of the University of Denver men’s hockey team. Over the course of his collegiate career, Loney skated in 152 games, recorded 89 points (39G, 50A), logged a +15 plus/minus rating and served 128 penalty minutes.
Loney is the son of long-time NHLer Troy Loney, who played in 624 NHL games and won back-to-back Stanley Cups with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
This season, the 25-year-old Steven McParland has been skating with the South Carolina Stingrays in the ECHL. Through 43 games in his rookie season, he ranks second on the team in goals (13) and third in points (33).
He skated for the Elmira Jackals (ECHL) near the end of the 2015-16 season in four games. He registered a goal and two assists for three points.
Prior to turning professional, McParland spent four seasons at Providence College. As a Friar, he helped the program win its first NCAA championship in 2015.
In 129 games with Providence, McParland collected 14 goals and 30 assists for 44 points. He also finished his collegiate career with a +1 plus/minus rating and 58 penalty minutes.
Both will be available when the Wolves face the Rockford IceHogs in an Illinois Lottery Cup clash at BMO Harris Bank Center on Tuesday (Feb. 7). Puck drop is set for 7 p.m., and the game will stream on AHLLive.com.