The South Carolina Stingrays and Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Spencer Carbery announced today that the organization has renewed its affiliation agreement with the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League.
"I'm very excited about renewing the affiliation with the Bruins for the upcoming season," said Carbery. "From working with them last season, it was very evident why they are considered a first class organization in the NHL. I'm looking forward to continuing to build on our already strong relationship."
This marks the second consecutive season that the Stingrays will be an affiliate of the Bruins. Last season, Bruins prospects Tommy Cross, Tyler Randell, Adam Morrison and Jared Knight made appearances in a Stingrays uniform.
The Stingrays kick off their 21st season of hockey in the Lowcountry on Saturday, October 19 against the defending Kelly Cup Champion Reading Royals at 7:35 p.m. in Reading, Pennsylvania and celebrate Opening Night, Stingrays Alumni Game, Zooperstars! and 2013-14 schedule giveaway presented by Savage Law Firm at the North Charleston Coliseum on Saturday, October 26 against their in-state rivals, the Greenville Road Warriors, at 7:05 p.m.
Hall of Fame players such as Jason Fitzsimmons, Dave Seitz, Brett Marietti, Nate Kiser, Rob Concannon and Matt Scherer along with fan-favorites Pierre-Luc O'Brien, Johann Kroll, Trevor Johnson and more return to the Coliseum ice for a pregame Alumni Game before the Stingrays battle the Greenville Road Warriors later that night. The world-famous Zooperstars! will perform during the intermissions and the first 5,000 fans receive a 2013-14 magnet schedule!