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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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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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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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Heat-Blast Exhibition Approaching

Free admission for season ticket holders

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 15  — Season ticket holders will be admitted free to the Harrisburg Heat’s preseason game against the Baltimore Blast on Thursday, Oct. 23, at Sports City Harrisburg, 4141 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg.

 

Ticket prices are $7 for non-season ticket holders for the game that will begin at 7 p.m.

 

Season ticket holders may enter Sports City at 5:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door for the general public at 6 p.m. Seating is limited to a few hundred and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 

Season ticket holders also will be treated to the annual pregame chat with Heat head coach Tarik Walker and referee Mike Lucas. That session will begin at 5:45.

 

The preseason game will come nine days before the Heat open their 20-game Major Arena Soccer League season on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Detroit.

 

The Heat and Blast will be two of four MASL teams this season to use the unique, multi-point scoring system enjoyed by the original Heat franchise from 1991-2003.

 

FOR OPENERS: The Heat begin 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 7,300-seat Large Arena, where the original Heat played from 1991-2003. The entire 20-game schedule may be found at www.harrisburgheat.com.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 17:50

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