North Charleston, SC – The South Carolina Stingrays and Head Coach/Director of Hockey Operations Cail MacLean announced today that the team has signed goaltender Shane Owen to an amateur tryout contract. In keeping with club policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Owen, 20, joins the Stingrays after beginning the season with the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) going 12-12-3 with a 3.09 goals-against average and .913 save percentage in 27 games. The Markham, ON native made his professional debut on January 30, 2011 with the Florida Everblades of the ECHL stopping 21 of 26 shots in an 8-4 loss to the Toledo Walleye.
Last season, Owen backstopped Moncton to the QMJHL Championship and 2010 Memorial Cup going 14-3-0 with a 2.12 GAA and .925 save percentage in 18 games. Prior to joining the Wildcats, the 6-foot-1, 182-pound netminder spent over two seasons with the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) achieving a 16-29-4 record with a 4.10 goals-against average and .879 save percentage in 60 games.
The Stingrays wrap up their season-long six-game road trip on Wednesday, February 9 against the Greenville Road Warriors at 7:05 p.m. at the Bi-Lo Center. Listen to the action LIVE on Fox Sports Radio and www.stingrayshockey.com. The Rays return to the North Charleston Coliseum on Friday, February 11 against the Gwinnett Gladiators at 7:05 p.m. Join the Stingrays for Scout Night and 100.9 Way FM Family Friday. Bring your Boy Scout or Girl Scout pack or troop to the Stingrays game! Ogie, the world’s fastest golfer, will perform during the first intermission and attempt to set a new Guinness World Record by hitting 50 golf balls in 30 seconds! Call the Stingrays Office at (843) 744-2248 for great group discounts!
Pack the House Night is almost here! Join the Stingrays for a night of fun on Saturday, February 26 against the Florida Everblades at 7:05 p.m. at the North Charleston Coliseum. Every seat in the house is $5 plus FREE PARKING! The United States Marine Corps will perform a Poolee Swear-In ceremony on the ice and MUSC Children’s Hospital Change Bandits will be sneaking around the concourse collecting change to support the MUSC Children’s Hospital Fund. This game sells out every season. Do not get stuck in the rafters! Click here to order your tickets online or call the Stingrays Office at (843) 744-2248.
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