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Heat Add 5 to Roster

18 players now under contract for 2014-15 season

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 22 — The Heat have reached contract terms with five players, including former MISL midfielder Patrick Thompson, the Major Arena Soccer League team announced today.

 

The Heat also have come to agreements with target Patrick Crawford, forward Georges NouBossie, midfielder David Cash and defender Chris Bock.

 

Terms of the deals were not announced.

 

Their arrivals bring to 18 the number of players who have agreed to contracts for the 2014-15 season.

 

They join a roster that already includes targets Chris Hall and Kenneth Fultz; forwards Tom Mellor and Dean Miller; midfielders Tyler Witmer and Kevin Wolfe; defenders Brad Kerstetter, Connor Malone, Zach Sell, Val Teixeira and Craig Tyrrell; and goalkeepers Justin Johnson and Tim Mehl.

 

Thompson, 23, of Norfolk, Va., spent last season with the Pennsylvania Roar of the now-defunct Major Indoor Soccer League, posting one assist and four blocked shots in 18 games.

 

Thompson, pictured here on the right with Heat defender Brad Kerstetter, was teammates on the Roar last season with Teixeira and former Heat defender Christopher Williams.

 

Crawford, 39, of Cheverly, Md., has an extensive background in the old Eastern Indoor Soccer League and has outdoor pro experience in the USL.

 

NouBossie, 25, of Douala, Cameroon, played collegiately at Wheeling Jesuit University.

 

Cash, 24, a Baltimore native, starred at the Community College of Baltimore County-Essex in 2009 before moving on to Wilmington University in Delaware.

 

Bock, 26, played collegiately at the Community College of Baltimore County.

 

The Heat are expected to have a roster of 20 players heading into their Nov. 1 season opener at Detroit with 14 players eligible to dress for each game.

 

COMING ATTRACTIONS

GET READY FOR A BLAST: The Heat host the Baltimore Blast in a preseason game at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Sports City Harrisburg, 4141 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg. Season ticket holders will be admitted free, while all other tickets will be $7 and sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Seating is limited.

OPENING NIGHT: The Heat open the third season of their modern era on Saturday, Nov. 1 at

Detroit before returning home to face Detroit on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the State Farm Show Complex’s Large Arena, where the original Heat played from 1991-2003. The Heat will play 10 regular-season home games this season at the 7,300-seat Large Arena after spending the last two seasons in the complex’s Equine Arena. The entire schedule may be found at www.harrisburgheat.com.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 15:17

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4 More Re-Up With Heat

Malone, Teixeira, Tyrrell & Wolfe returning

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 21 — Defenders Connor Malone, Val Teixeira and Craig Tyrrell, as well as midfielder Kevin Wolfe, have agreed to contract terms for the 2014-15 season with the Harrisburg Heat, the Major Arena Soccer League team announced today.

Terms of the deals were not released.

 

Their returns from the 2013-14 team bring to 13 the number of players who so far have agreed to terms for this season — joining targets Chris Hall and Kenneth Fultz; forwards Tom Mellor and Dean Miller; midfielder Tyler Witmer; defenders Brad Kerstetter and Zach Sell; and goalkeepers Justin Johnson and Tim Mehl.

 

Malone (pictured here), 26, a second-year pro out of Central Dauphin High by way of the University of Pittsburgh, played in 10 games as a rookie last season, totaling three points on a goal and two assists.

 

Teixeira, 37, played in all 16 of the Heat’s games last season, posting seven goals and five assists. His 14 blocked shots were second on the team only to Kerstetter’s 18.

 

Tyrrell, 42, who like Terrell has played with the Heat since the first season of their rebirth in 2012, had 11 blocked shots in 13 games last season.

 

Wolfe, 24, who played collegiately at Lock Haven, dressed for eight games during his rookie season last winter, and had three points on two goals and an assist.

 

The Heat are expected to have a roster of 20 players heading into their Nov. 1 season opener at Detroit with 14 players eligible to dress for each game.

 

COMING ATTRACTIONS

WHAT A BLAST: The Heat host the Baltimore Blast in a preseason game at 7 p.m. Thursday at Sports City Harrisburg, 4141 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg. Season ticket holders will be admitted free, while all other tickets will be $7 and sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Seating is limited.

OPENING NIGHT: The Heat open the third season of their modern era on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Detroit before returning home to face Detroit on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the State Farm Show Complex’s Large Arena, where the original Heat played from 1991-2003. The Heat play 10 regular-season home games this season at the 7,300-seat Large Arena after spending the last two seasons in the complex’s Equine Arena.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 15:25

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Heat Meet and Greet

Come Meet the Team!

Save the date: Next Saturday, the 25th.

 

Fans have the opportunity that day to meet and mingle with Heat's players and coaches for this season's team at Mr. G's Sports Bar at 3745 North Sixth Street in Harrisburg.

 

The event runs from 5-9 p.m.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2014 13:49

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Kerstetter, Sell, Johnson and Mehl rejoin team

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 20 -- Defenders Brad Kerstetter and Zach Sell, as well as goalkeepers Justin Johnson and Tim Mehl, have agreed to contract terms for the 2014-15 season with the Harrisburg Heat, the Major Arena Soccer League team announced today.

 

Terms of the deal were not released.

 

So far, the Heat have nine players who have agreed to terms with more expected to be announced this week. Previously agreeing to contracts were target Chris Hall; forwards Kenneth Fultz, Tom Mellor and DeanMiller; and midfielder Tyler Witmer.

 

Kerstetter and Sell, both 25, have been staples on the backline for the Heat since the team’s return to pro indoor soccer in 2012. Johnson, also has been with the Heat since their return, while Mehl made his pro debut last season with the Heat.

 

In two seasons with the Heat, Kerstetter, who starred scholastically at Halifax High and then collegiately at Seton Hall, has four goals and five assists in 30 games. His 27 blocked shots are an on-going, modern franchise record.

 

Sell (pictured here), an Academic All-American at Neumann University outside of Philadelphia, has seven goals and nine assists in 27 career games with the Heat.

 

Johnson, 29, a graduate of Central Dauphin High and West Chester University who was a backup for two seasons, is 1-4 with a 10.34 goals-against average in five career starts while backing up David Kern and Sam Bishop.

 

Mehl, 27, the onetime Lebanon Valley College star from Frederick, Md., started the final three games for the Heat last season and went 0-3 with a 10.38 goals-against average.

 

COMING ATTRACTIONS

WHAT A BLAST: The Heat host the Baltimore Blast in a preseason game at 7 p.m. Thursday at Sports City Harrisburg, 4141 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg. Season ticket holders will be admitted free, while all other tickets will be $7 and sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Seating is limited.

OPENING NIGHT: The Heat open the third season of their modern era on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Detroit before returning home to face Detroit on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the State Farm Show Complex’s Large Arena, where the original Heat played from 1991-2003. The Heat play 10 regular-season home games this season at the 7,300-seat Large Arena after spending the last two seasons in the complex’s Equine Arena. The entire schedule may be found at www.harrisburgheat.com.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2014 16:52

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Help Wanted!

The Heat Are Looking For Game Day Staff

The positions available include:

--- Program sellers
--- Ushers
--- Ticket takers
--- Mascot assistant
--- Statisticians
--- Field crew
--- Visiting locker room attendant
--- Security

For more information, call the Heat's main office at 717-540-HEAT (4328).

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 19:02

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