Alabama Hockey Alumni Pierre Ouellette has signed a full pro contract with the Knoxville Ice Bears of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). After attending main camp with the Maine Mariners of the ECHL,Pierre was released from his ECHL contract, shortly after he signed a three game contract with Knoxville. Pierre played in all three games of that contract notching one assist. His play led to him signing a full contract with Knoxville after his third game. Pierre becomes the first Alabama Hockey Alumni to sign a pro contract and be a fully rostered player. We wish him nothing but the best in his first pro season! Roll Tide.
"This is a great opportunity for me, I won't only be representing myself, but will also be representing the University of Alabama and I take great pride in that. I feel ready for the challenge and I am excited to get started" - #65 Pierre Ouellette
"There is not a bad thing I can say about P, he will be greatly missed not only on the ice but off as well, he was an excellent student, active in the community, and an excellent role model for our younger guys and the young fans of our team. I can't thank Pierre enough for all his contributions to our program and the school and we wish P all the best in his professional career"
- Head Coach, Kyle Richards