The SouthCarolina Stingrays and Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations SpencerCarbery announced today that the team received forward Jack Downingfrom the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL) and acquiredgoaltender Allen York from the Evansville IceMen (ECHL) in exchange forfuture considerations.
Since being recalled to the Bruins on December 10,Downing, 24, skated in 11 AHL contests registering no points and two penaltyminutes. In 16 games with the Stingrays this season, the New Canaan, Connecticut, nativescored six goals and five assists for 11 points. Last season, Downing appearedin 34 games with the Elmira Jackals (ECHL) adding 14 goals and 14 assists for28 points and netted four points (one goal, three assists) in 19 contests withtheir AHL affiliate, the Binghamton Senators.
York, 24, appeared in six games with theIceMen this season going 3-3-0 with a 4.12 goals-against average and .863 savepercentage. The Wetaskiwin, Alberta, native also dressed in eight AHL contestswith the Rockford IceHogs, Texas Stars and Charlotte Checkers earning a 3-2-2record, 2.00 goals-against average (GAA) and .923 save percentage. York split last seasonbetween the IceMen and Springfield Falcons (AHL) skating in five games at theECHL level (3-1-1, 2.72 GAA, .919 save percentage) and 19 matchups in the AHL(13-6-0, 2.39 GAA, .907 save percentage).
Asixth-round selection (158 overall) of the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2007National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft, York made his NHL debut on October25, 2011 and battled in 10 more games during the 2011-12 season picking up a3-2-0 record, 2.30 goals-against average and .919 save percentage. The6-foot-3, 194-pound goaltender earned his first NHL victory on March 28, 2012making 29 saves in a 4-2 Blue Jackets triumph over the Detroit Red Wings. Priorto turning pro, Yorkattended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for three seasons.