Joey Leach Returns To The Hershey Bears On A Tryout Agreement.
In an announcment from The Hershey Bears today, Defenseman Joey leach will be back in Hershey on a professional tryout agreement. You will see him wearing Bears sweater #29 instead of his old #33 jersey from seasons past.
Hailing from Wadena, Saskatchewan, the six foot four, two hundred and five pound, twenty six year old defender spent two seasons in Hershey back in 2015-17. He played in 24 games, earning himself six assists and a +13 while on the ice in Chocolatetown.
Leach, the active captain of the EHCL South Carolina Stingrays, is currently tied for third place in points amongst defensemen in the ECHL with twenty points (two goals, eighteen assists) for the season. On December 15, 2018, Leach earned a career high points with one goal, and three assists against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. He is on a five game point streak with one goal, and 10 assists.
Leach spent the 2015-16 season in South Carolina with Hershey Bears Spencer Carberry leading the ECHL team as head coach. He has earned points in 293 ECHL games amongst three teams (Bakersfield, Fort Wayne, and South Carolina), Leach has 110 points, 19 goals, 91 assists, and a +113 while on the ice.