The Elmira Jackals have signed BC goalie Brad Barone to a tryout agreement following their pro placement camp. He will attend Elmira's training camp in October to compete for a spot on the team. Barone played in his first professional game last season for the Florida Everblades, who had signed him to an ATO. He also signed an ATO with the South Carolina Stingrays last season, but did not see any action for them.
Barone played his first game at BC as a sophomore, and saw action in 4 games as a junior. He will be remembered best by BC fans for his senior season, during which he started 3 games in goal, including both games of the Ledyard Classic Tournament. He recorded a .925 save percentage during these three games, and earned his first career win against Brown in game one of the Ledyard Classic. In the championship game against Dartmouth, Barone notched a career high 23 saves, and proved his ability to come up big under pressure.
Elmira currently has only one goalie signed to the team: Sam Marotta, who is a familiar face to BC fans. Marotta played for four seasons at Merrimack (2010-2014), and is returning to Elmira after playing for the Jackals last season. The Jackals coach is another familiar face: Jamie Russell, former assistant coach at Providence College.
The Jackals are a community owned team, and their devotion to bettering the Elmira area matches up nicely with BC and Jerry York's commitment to serve others. During the 2014-2015 season the Jackals won 32 games and lost 33, failing to qualify for the playoffs for the second time since joining the ECHL.