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SYRACUSE CRUNCH RECALL GOALTENDER BRANDON HALVERSON, SIGN DEFENSEMAN COLE MOBERG TO PTO

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Syracuse Crunch have recalled goaltender Brandon Halverson from the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL, General Manager Stacy Roest announced today. Additionally, the Crunch have signed defenseman Cole Moberg to a professional tryout contract.

Halverson, 27, has appeared in six games with the Crunch this season posting a 4-1-0 record with a .896 save percentage and 2.99 goals-against average. He earned his first AHL shutout with a 26-save performance against the Utica Comets on Nov. 24. Halverson has also played in 14 games with the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL recording an 8-4-1 record along with a .926 save percentage and 2.40 goals-against average. Last season, the Traverse City, MI native appeared in 17 games with the Bayreuth Tigers going 6-10-0 with a .909 save percentage and a 3.54 goals-against average.

The 6-foot-4, 209-pound netminder has appeared in 58 career AHL games with the Crunch, Tucson Roadrunners and Hartford Wolf Pack since 2016 amassing a 22-30-4 record, .890 save percentage and 3.37 goals-against average.

Halverson was selected by the New York Rangers in the second round, 59th overall at the 2014 NHL Draft. He was signed to a two-year AHL contract by the Crunch on Nov. 28.

Moberg, 23, has skated in 32 games with the Florida Everblades this season tallying eight assists. Last year, the 6-foot-3, 187-pound blueliner appeared in 67 games with Florida amassing 16 points (5g, 11a) and a plus-13 rating. Moberg has played in 53 career AHL games with the San Jose Barracuda and Rockford Ice Hogs since 2020 totaling 15 points (3g, 12a).

Moberg was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the seventh round, 194th overall, at the 2019 NHL Draft.

Single-game tickets and ticket packages for the 2023-24 season are on sale now and can be purchased in person at the Crunch office located inside the Upstate Medical University Arena at Onondaga County War Memorial at 800 S. State St. in Syracuse, by calling the office at 315-473-4444 or online through Ticketmaster. For the latest Crunch news, visit www.syracusecrunch.com or follow the club on Facebook (www.facebook.com/syracusecrunch), Twitter (@SyracuseCrunch) and Instagram (@syracusecrunch).

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