Syracuse Crunch keeps a potential star, loses one to parent club

Syracuse Crunch's Matthew Peca scores the Crunch's first goal in a game against Lehigh Valley, Peca signed a two-way contract on Wednesday (Niko Tamurian)

There's good news and a touch of bad news for Syracuse Crunch fans.

The best news of Wednesday, was star forward Matthew Peca signing a two-way contract for next season. In other words, the 24-year old is available to both Syracuse and Tampa.

Peca helped vault the Crunch to the Calder Cup Finals with his 14 points.

Another player who helped on the journey was Jake Dotchin, it appears Dotchin played his way into a promotion.

Tampa announced it signed Jake to a two-year, one way deal which means he will only play for the Lightning. Again, good news to see him succeed for Syracuse fans, but tough to not be able to watch him play in Syracuse.

Additionally, the Crunch signed goalie Nick Riopel to an AHL contract. He played in 28 games for the Crunch's East Coast Hockey League Affiliate, the Kalamazoo Wings last season.

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