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Simi Valley native, Selects, Titans alum Somoza signs ECHL contract with Swamp Rabbits


The ECHL’s Greenville Swamp Rabbits have announced that the club has signed forward Ethan Somoza to an ECHL contract.

Somoza, 25, inks his first professional contract after captaining Bemidji State University in his final season of NCAA Division I hockey.

In 38 games during the 2021-22 season, the Simi Valley native recorded 22 points (10 goals, 12 assists) for the Beavers. Over his five seasons in Bemidji, Somoza totaled 78 points (28 goals, 50 assists) over his 171 games.

Prior to his collegiate tenure, Somoza climbed the developmental ladder of the United States, having played in both the NAHL and USHL. Between 2015 and 2017, Somoza recorded 45 points (18 goals, 27 assists) in the USHL with the Bloomington Thunder. Before the USHL, he spent two seasons with the NAHL’s Fairbanks Ice Dogs, winning a Robertson Cup in 2014.

Back home, Somoza skated for the LA Selects and California Titans.

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(April 7, 2022)

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