Wednesday October 31, 2012
Augusta, Ga-- The Augusta RiverHawks have announced that due to immigration issues they have been forced to place goaltender Peter Skoggard on waivers. The RiverHawks have also waived defenseman Leland Fidler.
“This is obviously not what we had hoped for when we brought Peter in,” said RiverHawks’ President Mark Richards. “Unfortunately, his immigration request was turned down and we could no longer afford to continue to carry three goaltenders on our roster. We had to do what was in the best interests of the Augusta RiverHawks, and in this situation it means letting go of a very good goaltender.”
Skoggard was preparing to play his third season in Augusta. Last season he played in 22 games for the RiverHawks, recording a goals against average of 2.65 and a save percentage of .906. His season was truncated, however, due to similar issues with immigration that he is currently experiencing.
Goaltenders Robby Moss and Alex Beaudry remain on the RiverHawks' roster.