The SouthCarolina Stingrays and Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations SpencerCarbery announced today that Ryan Warsofsky joins the team as theManger of Hockey Operations and Assistant Coach and James Sorrentinoreturns as Head Scout.
Warsofsky enters his first professional campaign behindthe bench after serving as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Curry College,last season, helping the Colonels to a 7-3-4-0 record. Before joining thecoaching ranks, the North Marshfield, Massachusetts, native skated one season of pro hockeysplit between the Turnhout White Caps in the Netherlands and the Rio GrandeValley Killer Bees of the Central Hockey League in 2010-11 combining for 19points (seven goals, 12 assists) in 23 games.
"I am excited to see the players fully develop and helpthem work on their game," said Warsofsky. "I look forward to learning fromSpencer throughout the season and from the players themselves."
"Ryan is a tremendous addition to the Hockey Operationsstaff," added Carbery. "He has come to us highly recommended through variousreferences with many seasons of professional hockey experience. I think he isgoing to do a great job integrating into our organization."
A former defenseman, Warsofsky divided four seasons ofcollege hockey between Sacred Heart Universityand Curry College recording 47 points (13 goals,34 assists) in 71 total contests. Warsofsky's younger brother, David, iscurrently in his third full season patrolling the blueline with the ProvidenceBruins of the American Hockey League and was selected by the St. Louis Blues inthe fourth round (95th overall) of the 2008 National Hockey League Entry Draft.
Sorrentino begins his sixth season as Head Scout withthe Stingrays. The Boston, Massachusetts, native began his career asmanager and player of the Boston Braves in 1989 before starting J.S. ScoutingService in 2000. As president of J.S. Scouting Service, Sorrentino specializesin the evaluation of pro and amateur players throughout North America. Prior to joining the Stingrays, he worked with theFlorida Panthers of the NHL and Sunrise Sports Entertainment.
"Jimmy has been a tremendous asset to our organizationand the coaching staff," Carbery said. "His dedication to the Stingrays hascontinued and we are thrilled to have him back this season."