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Carbery Returns Behind Stingrays Bench for 2012-13 Season

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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC -

The South Carolina Stingrays announced today that Spencer Carbery will return as the Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations for the 2012-13 season.

"It is a huge honor to be associated with a first-class organization," said Carbery. "To work closely with Stingrays President Rob Concannon and the ownership group has been a complete pleasure. They inspire you to want to do really well at your job and that is something that I will continue to try to do and give everything I have as the head coach of this organization." 

In his first year behind the Stingrays bench last season, Carbery led the team to a 37-28-4-3 record and a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs. The Victoria, British Columbia, native was named the sixth head coach in Stingrays history on July 26, 2011 after serving as the team's assistant coach for one season under current Abbotsford Heat Assistant Coach Cail MacLean.  Carbery joined the organization as a player during the 2008-09 campaign helping the club capture its ECHL-record third Kelly Cup championship. He recorded 22 goals and 26 assists for 48 points in 94 games with the Stingrays and was named the inaugural recipient of the Jerry Zucker Community Service Award in 2009. 

"Spencer did a terrific job last year," said Concannon. "I think he handled everything very well and I am looking forward to next year with him."

Carbery skated in four professional seasons with the Bakersfield Condors, Stockton Thunder, Fresno Falcons and Stingrays of the ECHL and the Tulsa Oilers of the CHL totaling 117 points (48g, 69a) in 244 games.  

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