North Charleston, SC – The South Carolina Stingrays and the ECHL announced today that forward Rob Ricci is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for January 3-9.
Ricci, 26, scored seven goals and an assist and was a +7 as the Stingrays went 4-0-0 last week to extend their unbeaten streak to seven games (6-0-1) and move within four points of first-place Greenville in the South Division.The Brampton, ON native opened the week with his second professional hat trick in a 4-1 win against Gwinnett on Tuesday and then scored two goals in a 3-2 victory over Trenton on Friday. He scored once in a 3-2 win against the Devils on Saturday and closed the week with a goal and an assist against Trenton on Sunday as the Stingrays captured a 5-2 win.
Ricci leads the Stingrays with 17 goals and 31 points in 37 games this season. He has 83 points (42g-41a) in 113 career regular-season games with Las Vegas and South Carolina and has two goals in 11 Kelly Cup Playoff games with the Stingrays.
On behalf of Rob Ricci, a case of pucks will be donated to a South Carolina youth hockey organization by Sher-Wood Hockey, the exclusive puck supplier of the ECHL. Since beginning its sponsorship of the award in 2000-01, Sher-Wood Hockey has donated more than 23,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.
The Stingrays return to action on Friday, January 14 against the Florida Everblades at 7:05 p.m. at the Coliseum and Sunday, January 16 at 4:00 p.m. against the Kalamazoo Wings. Friday is Trident Health Systems Night and 100.9 WAY FM Family Friday! Join the Stingrays on Sunday for Mascot Mania and Kid’s Day! Kid’s tickets are only $5 (walk-up only)! Come early for a pre-game kid’s carnival and bring your ice skates for a post-game skate with the Stingrays!
The Fifth Annual Pink in the Rink presented by East Cooper Medical Center is almost here! Come out for a night of fun on Saturday, January 22 at 7:05 p.m. at the North Charleston Coliseum as your favorite Stingrays players wear pink jerseys, skate on pink ice and play with pink sticks! Click here to pick up your 2011 Pink Pack today or call the Stingrays front office at (843) 744-2248 for more information.
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