North Charleston, SC – The South Carolina Stingrays and Head Coach Cail MacLean announced today that forward Rob Ricci has been called up to the Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey League. Ricci will be reunited with former Stingray and current Rivermen Head Coach Jared Bednar.
Ricci, 26, skated in 60 games with the Stingrays this season recording 48 points (22g, 26a) and is tied for first in the ECHL with four shootout goals and tied for third with five shorthanded points (3g, 2a). Last season, the Brampton, ON native finished 11 among ECHL rookies with 25 goals and 25 assists for 50 points in 72 games with the Rays. During the 2009 ECHL Playoffs with Coach Bednar, Ricci dressed in seven contests and netted one goal as the Stingrays captured their ECHL-record third Kelly Cup title. Prior to turning pro, the 5-foot-9, 165-pound forward skated for three seasons at Merrimack College grabbing 83 points (34g, 49a) in 99 games.
The Rays return to the North Charleston Coliseum on Tuesday, March 8 and Wednesday, March 9 at 7:05 p.m. against the Elmira Jackals and Cincinnati Cyclones. Seeing the Stingrays gets Cheaper by the Dozen! Get 12 tickets for any Stingrays weekday game (excluding Fridays) and 12 hats for $120! Also grab two tickets for any weekday game (excluding Fridays) for the price of one in the Stingrays’ Buy One Get One Package! Call the Stingrays Office at (843) 744-2248 or visit www.stingrayshockey.com for more information.
Join the Stingrays for Faith and Fun Night presented by 100.9 Way FM and free parking on Saturday, March 12 at 5:00 p.m. as they battle the Cincinnati Cyclones at the North Charleston Coliseum. Stay after the contest for a postgame Christian concert with Decyfer Down and Chasen! Celebrate Military Appreciation Night presented by Force Protection on Sunday, March 13 against the Cyclones at 4:00 p.m. The Stingrays will wear special camouflage jerseys and auction them off live at the end of the game. Sunday is also Kid’s Day featuring $5 kid’s tickets and a pregame kid’s carnival! Call the Stingrays Office at (843) 744-2248 or visit www.stingrayshockey.com for more information. Become a fan of the Stingrays on Facebook at Facebook.com/SCStingraysHockey. Stingrays Hockey – It’s More Than Just a Game.