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Robert Morris forward Alex Tonge signs with ECHL Florida

Robert Morris forward Alex Tonge has signed an amateur try-out with the Florida Everblades of the ECHL, the league announced on Tuesday

The Everblades are based in Estero, Florida near Fort Myers and are the Double-A affiliates of the Carolina Hurricanes.

Tonge, 23, finished his collegiate career in Robert Morris’ overtime loss to AIC in the Atlantic Hockey semifinals on Friday.

In 39 games as a senior, he scored 19 goals and recorded 20 assists, giving him 56 goals and 82 assists in his four-year career at Robert Morris.

A Kingston, Ontario native, Tonge is the first 2019 Robert Morris senior to sign with a professional team.

The Everblades have signed several RMU alumni in the past, including defenseman Chase Golightly and forwards Adam Brace, Jeff Jones and Greg Gibson.

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