North Charleston, SC – The South Carolina Stingrays announced today that goaltender Todd Ford has been named the ECHL Goaltender of the Month for December
Ford, 25, went 9-2-0 with a goals-against average of 2.18 and a .935 save percentage. The Calgary, AB native helped the Stingrays to an 11-2-0 record and started in ten consecutive games from December 6 through the 27. Ford allowed two goals or less in seven of his eleven starts including a 25-save, 4-0 shutout performance on December 13 against Charlotte.
Selected as a starter for the American Conference in the 2010 ECHL All-Star Game in Ontario, California, Ford had a career-best nine-game winning streak and stood between the pipes when the Stingrays set a new team record of 13 consecutive wins on December 19 in a 4-2 victory over the Charlotte Checkers.
Currently on loan to the Texas Stars of the American Hockey league, Ford is 16-6-1 this season with the Stingrays and leads the league in wins. Ford is also secondin saves with 690 and tied for second with 1,416 minutes. The 2002 third-round draft pick by Toronto has played in the ECHL since 2004-05, his rookie season. Ford has spent time with South Carolina, Victoria, Columbia and Pensacola going 99-69-16 with eight shutouts, a goals-against average of 2.92 and a save percentage of .912 in 194 regular season games. He has appeared in 20 Kelly Cup Playoff contests finishing 12-8 with a GAA of 2.30, one shutout and a .931 save percentage.
The Stingrays continue their three-game road trip Friday, January 8 in Gwinnet to face the Gladiators at 7:35 p.m. at The Arena at Gwinnett Center. Listen to the game LIVE at www.stingrayshockey.com!
The Rays return to North Charleston Coliseum Sunday, January 10 at 4:00 p.m. against the Gwinnett Gladiators. Come out and celebrate the Dog Days of Winter where fans can bring their dogs to the game. Dog tickets are $5 dollars with all the proceeds going towards Pet Helpers Animal Shelter.
Join the Stingrays on Sunday for Kid’s Day featuring $5 kid’s tickets and a pregame kid’s carnival. It is also Adopt-a-Dog Sunday with Camp Bow Wow. Be sure to stop by their table on the main concourse to see the Adoptable Dog of the Night. Stick around after the game for Post-Game Autographs with your favorite Stingrays players. Ticket packages and individual tickets are on sale now! Call the Stingrays front office at (843) 744-2248 for more information. For all the latest Stingrays news, visit www.stingrayshockey.com