On Monday, the Manitoba Moose announced the signings of two players to amateur tryout agreements for the remainder of the 2020-21 American Hockey League season. The team has added goaltender Liam Hughes and forward Ty Pelton-Byce to the active roster. Both players will begin practicing with the team and will look to draw into the active lineup when able.
Hughes, 21, spent the past four years in the Western Hockey League with the Edmonton Oil Kings, Seattle Thunderbirds, Lethbridge Hurricanes and most recently, the hometown Winnipeg ICE.
The Kelowna, BC product played 32 games for Winnipeg in 2019-20, posting 21-11-0 record with a 2.53 goals against average, a .914 save percentage and three shutouts. Over his 110 career games, the 6-foot-3, 200-pound backstop went 50-46-12.
Pelton-Byce, 23, joins the Moose following a successful 2020-21 season with the NCAA’s Wisconsin Badgers. After falling early from the Frozen Four, the 6-foot-2, 195-pound centreman opted to turn pro, signing with Manitoba for the remainder of the 2020-21 season.
Transferring to Wisconsin from Harvard for 2018-19, the Madison, WI product put up 21 goals and 55 points in 56 games for the Badgers. Through his 122-game college hockey career, Pelton-Byce had 32 goals and 88 total points.
Manitoba next plays on Wednesday, as the Bellville Senators battle the Moose in a 6:00 PM central matchup from Bell MTS Iceplex. The game can be viewed live on AHLTV, while also available on CJOB 680 AM.