Quad City Storm Adds Levine, Graves and Smutek to Line Up
The Quad City Storm announced today that the team has signed Eric Levine, Al Graves and Skyler Smutek to a professional tryout agreement for the team’s October training camp.
Wheeling, Illinois native Eric Levine has previously played in the Central Hockey League (CHL), East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) and Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL), most recently with the Indy Fuel and Peoria Rivermen. The 29 year old goalie stands at 6’3” and weighs in at 185 pounds. Quad City Storm Head Coach Dave Pszenyczny“He brings experience and leadership between the pipes. Very entertaining to watch. Makes saves look easy."
The King of Prussia, Pennsylvania born Al Graves previously played in the Federal Hockey League (FHL) and SPHL, most recently with the Huntsville Havoc and Fayettesville Marksmen. The 29 year old winger stands at 6’1” and weighs in at 225 pounds. "Al provides our team with a physical presence and is always there to protect his teammates, a true selfless player,” said Coach Dave Pszenyczny.
Hailing from Kent, Washington, Skyler Smutek has played in the FHL and SPHL, most recently with the Carolina Thunderbirds and Huntsville Havoc. The 28 year old defensemen stands at 6’ and weighs in at 185 pounds. Coach Dave Pszenyczny said, “Skyler is an ‘in-your-face’ defensemen who agitates opponents and likes the rough style of play but also has skill from the blue line.”
The addition of Levine, Graves and Smutek will bring the Storm's training camp ledger to thirteen players, which includes the previously announced players John Scully, Dalton Mills, Ludlow Harris, Mitchell Mueller, Peter DiSalvo, Austin Hervey, Donald Olivieri, Bryan Arneson, Nicola Levesque and Vladimir Nikiforov.
The Quad City Storm are expected to open their training camp in early October prior to October 13’s preseason game against the Peoria Rivermen at Peoria's very own Carver Arena. The Storm's regular-season schedule is set to begin October 20 against the Peoria Rivermen at the TaxSlayer Center in Moline.
Watch for updates and announcements on our website (www.quadcitystorm) and follow along with us on our social media platforms on Facebook (search Quad City Storm), Twitter (@QuadCityStorm), Instagram (@qcstorm). Our office hours are Monday through Friday 9:00am-5:00pm and Saturday by appointment only and our team can be reached by calling 309-277-1364.