By Jared Tennant

PHOTO: Kelsey Vermeersch/

Mentor, OH—The Mentor Ice Breakers are pleased to announce the signing of forward Steven Fowler to a standard player contract. Fowler will join the club prior to this weekend's road games against the Watertown Wolves and the Elmira Enforcers.

At just 21 years of age, Fowler will be the youngest player on the Ice Breakers roster. The Oxford, Michigan native is a left-handed shooter and stands at six-feet tall while weighing in at 185 pounds. He appeared in eight games this season in Sweden's Division II, scoring five goals and dishing out three assists. In 2017-18, Fowler scored 49 points (30-19-49) in 48 games for the Chatham Maroons in the GOJHL (Junior B). He also has experience in Junior A leagues with the CCHL and MJAHL.

Additionally, defenseman Connor McNary and forward Matt Kadolph have been signed to standard player contracts after both players joined the Ice Breakers on player tryout contracts. McNary, 23, has yet to register a point in eight games but has provided solid defensive play and adds valuable size to the Ice Breakers roster with a 6-foot-1, 205-pound frame. Kadolph has been an offensive contributor with a pair of goals in five appearances and has accumulated 33 penalty minutes. 

The Ice Breakers, proud members of the Federal Hockey League, are in their inaugural season. Single-game tickets and ticket packages are available 24/7 online at They can also be purchased at the box office prior to every home game or by calling (440) 290-8502.