Stingrays' Vaughan loaned to AHL, Team Adds 2 more players
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC -
The South Carolina Stingrays and Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Spencer Carberyannounced today that defenseman Scooter Vaughan has been loaned to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Vaughan, 24, joins forward Chris Langkow in Bridgeport after recording eight points (2 goals, 6 assists) in 20 games with the Stingrays this season. The Placentia, California, native skated in 50 games with the Stingrays last season adding six goals and 14 assists for 20 points and registered 75 penalty minutes. Langkow, 24, was loaned to the Sound Tigers on November 14 and has two assists in 12 contests.
As a rookie in 2011-12, Vaughan appeared in 20 games with the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL totaling six points (1 goal, 5 assists). Prior to turning pro, he attended the University of Michigan for four seasons picking up 39 points (16 goals, 23 assists) in 137 games and helped the Wolverines capture CCHA Championships in 2008 and 2010.
The Rays also pulled off a trade acquiring forward Kyle Bodie from the San Francisco Bulls in exchange for future considerations.
Bodie, 25, dressed in nine games with the Bulls and seven contests with the Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL) earlier this season totaling three points (2 goals, 1 assist). Currently in his first professional season, the East St. Paul, Manitoba, native skated four seasons at Union College alongside Stingrays forward Wayne Simpson adding 85 points (28 goals, 57 assists) in 122 games and helped the Dutchmen win the ECAC Championship in 2012 and 2013. During their senior seasons, Simpson finished first on the team in scoring with 36 points (16 goals, 20 assists) while Bodie went second with a collegiate career-high 33 points (9 goals, 24 assists).
Finally, the team has signed forward Parker Stanfield. In keeping with club policy, details of the agreement were not disclosed.
Stanfield, 23, dressed in 16 games with the Peoria Rivermen of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) this season scoring three goals and 11 assists for 14 points. Last season, the Orange County, California, native skated in 33 ECHL contests with the Bakersfield Condors grabbing 13 points (6 goals, 7 assists) after beginning the season with Poprad HK SKP in Slovakia. Currently in his third professional season, the 6-foot-2, 195-pound forward appeared in 80 total ECHL games, all with Bakersfield, totaling 19 goals and 24 assists for 43 points and attended training camp with the Colorado Eagles (ECHL) last summer.
Prior to turning pro, Stanfield competed in four seasons of junior hockey in the WHL with the Prince George Cougars and Everett Silvertips picking up 130 points (58 goals, 72 assists) in 272 games. Stanfield will wear jersey #16 with the Stingrays.