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Stingrays Announce 2012-13 Regular-Season Schedule

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The South Carolina Stingrays announced today their 2012-13 regular-season schedule. The 2012-13 season marks the Stingrays' 20th season of hockey in the Lowcountry. 

Click here to view the full schedule.

The Stingrays kick off the season with Opening Night against the Gwinnett Gladiators on Friday, October 13 at 7:05 p.m. at the North Charleston Coliseum.

This season, the Stingrays will face the Fort Wayne Komets, Evansville IceMen, Orlando Solar Bears and Ontario Reign for the first time in team history and host the Idaho Steelheads (Friday, January 25) at the North Charleston Coliseum for the first time. The last time the Steelheads and Stingrays met was in 2004 for two games in Boise, Idaho (March 5: 3-1 W, March 6: 4-2 W). The Stingrays will play 30 of their 36 total home games on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. 

The defending Kelly Cup champion Florida Everblades will visit the North Charleston Coliseum six times this season while the Stingrays travel to Estero, Florida five times. 

The full schedule can also be viewed at StingraysHockey.com. All dates and times are subject to change.

Throughout the 2012-13 campaign, the Stingrays will host several popular theme nights including the return of Opening NightTeddy Bear TossPack the House NightPink in the RinkFan Appreciationand more. The complete promotional schedule will be announced at a later date. 

The Stingrays regular-season schedule ends on Friday, March 29 against Greenville at the Bi-Lo Center in Greenville, South Carolina.

2012-13 Schedule Facts:

 

Most Common Opponent: Greenville and Gwinnett (14 games)

Least Common Opponent: Idaho (1 game)

Longest Home Stand: 7 games (January 15-27)

Longest Road Trip: 6 games (November 4-13)

Longest Series: 3 games (5 times: Florida - March 13-16, Greenville - December 9-14, February 22-24, March 8-10, Orlando – February 15-17)

Busiest Month: November (14 games)

 

By Opponent:

Cincinnati: 3 away (3 total)

Elmira: 1 home, 2 away (3 total)

Evansville: 1 home, 1 away (2 total)

Florida: 6 home, 5 away (11 total)

Ft. Wayne: 2 home (2 total)

Gwinnett: 7 home, 7 away (14 total)

Greenville: 7 home, 7 away (14 total)

Idaho: 1 home (1 total)

Kalamazoo: 2 away (2 total)

Ontario: 2 home (2 total)

Orlando: 4 home, 4 away (8 total)

Reading: 1 home, 1 away (2 total)

Toledo: 1 home, 1 away (2 total)

Trenton: 2 home, 2 away (4 total)

Wheeling: 1 home, 1 away (2 total)

 

By Day:

Tuesday: 5 home, 1 away (6 total)

Wednesday: 1 home, 4 away (5 total)

Thursday: 2 away (2 total)

Friday: 11 home, 13 away (24 total)

Saturday: 14 home, 10 away (24 total)

Sunday: 5 home, 6 away (11 total)

 

By Month:

October: 4 home, 4 away (8 total)

November: 5 home, 9 away (14 total)

December: 7 home, 6 away (13 total)

January: 8 home, 5 away (13 total)

February: 6 home, 6 away (12 total)

March: 6 home, 6 away (12 total)

 

By Conference/Division:

Eastern Conference (69) – South Division (47: 24 home, 23 away), North Division (11: 4 home, 7 away), Atlantic Division (11: 5 home, 6 away)

Western Conference (3) – Mountain Division (1: 1 home), Pacific Division (2: 2 home)

 

Three games in three nights: 11 times

Four games in five nights: 4 times

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