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Bishop, Courtnall Return To Stingrays

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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC -

Forwards Tommy Bishop and Justin Courtnall each returned to the Stingrays on Friday in time for their game versus Greenville. 

Bishop, 25, appeared in three games with the Lake Erie Monsters before being returned earning no points. The Fairbanks, Alaska native is second on the Stingrays with 31 points (15 goals, 16 assists) in 35 games. Missing last season due to injury, Bishop competed in 34 AHL contests with the Hamilton Bulldogs in 2010-11 grabbing four goals and four assists for eight points. Prior to turning pro, Bishop attended Ohio State University for two seasons (2008-10) and skated in four games with the University of North Dakota in 2006-07 totaling 59 points (29 goals, 30 assists) in 79 games.

Courtnall, 23, appeared in three games with the Bruins (AHL) this season before being reassigned, adding no points. The Victoria, British Columbia, native registered two goals and two assists for four points in 18 games with the Stingrays. Currently in his first professional campaign, Courtnall attended Boston University for three seasons totaling 13 points (seven goals, six assists) in 92 career games. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound forward was selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the seventh round (210 overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

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