NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - The Stingrays are extremely saddened to hear of the passing of former forward Adam Calder who lost his battle with cancer Friday.
Adam played 250 games with the Rays from 1999-2003 and was a member of our 2001 Kelly Cup Championship team. He later played for the EIHL's Coventry Blaze and won four titles before having his #25 retired.
Stingrays President Rob Concannon, who was teammates with Adam during his time with the club and remained a close friend, issued the following statement on his passing:
"Earlier today I learned that Adam passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. Adam was a great teammate, friend, and father of two wonderful kids. The Stingrays organization is so sad to hear this news and our thoughts and prayers go out to Calds and his family during this difficult time. Adam was a fighter and fought until the end. He loved the Stingrays and checked in often to see how we were doing. Whenever we spoke, he wanted to talk about the Rays and not about himself. We will miss you my friend." - Rob Concannon