The South Carolina Stingrays announced today that forward Tyler McNeely has returned to the team from the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL) and goaltender Adam Morrison has been recalled to Providence. Also, defenseman Colby Cohen as been assigned to the team by the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL).
McNeely, 25, skated in four games with the Bruins (AHL) adding one assist. The Burnaby, British Columbia, native is currently tied for the Stingrays team lead with 34 points (nine goals, 25 assists) in 38 games. Last season McNeely appeared in 66 games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL) grabbing nine goals and 12 assists for 21 points. Before moving into the professional ranks, the 5-foot-10, 175-pound forward spent four seasons at Northeastern University and served as team captain his junior and senior year.
Morrison, 21, is 1-6-2 with the Stingrays this season with a 4.07 goals-against average and .877 save percentage. Currently in his first professional season, the White Rock, British Columbia, native appeared in 55 games with the Vancouver Giants of the WHL last season going 35-16-3 with a 2.75 goals-against average and a .901 save percentage. Morrison was selected in the third round (81st overall) by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Cohen, 23, dressed in 120 games with the Bruins (AHL) over the last three seasons totaling five goals and 26 assists for 31 points. From 2009-11, the Villanova, Pennsylvania, native was a member of the Colorado Avalanche organization appearing in 17 games with their AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, netting two points (one goal, one assist). A second-round draft pick of the Avalanche in 2007 (45th overall), Cohen skated in three games with the NHL club in 2010-11 adding no points and four penalty minutes.
Prior to turning pro, the 6-for-3, 215-pound defenseman attended Boston University for three seasons picking up 78 points (25 goals, 53 assists) in 118 contests and helped the Terriers capture the NCAA Championship in 2009.
The Stingrays battle the Idaho Steelheads for the first time on home ice Friday, January 25 at 7:05 p.m. the North Charleston Coliseum.