North Charleston, SC – The South Carolina Stingrays and Head Coach/Director of Hockey Operations Cail MacLean announced today that goaltender Jared DeMichiel has been called up to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League and reassigned to the Elmira Jackals of the ECHL. The team also announced that they have acquired the rights to forward Brock McBride from the Jackals.
McBride, 24, dressed in 27 games with the Jackals scoring 32 points (9g, 23a) and is currently with the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League where he has one assist in four games. Last season, the Cornwall, ON native appeared in 38 games with the Alaska Aces of the ECHL grabbing 12 goals and 13 assists for 25 points. McBride also skated in 22 total contests with the Sycracuse Crunch and Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL netting five points (1g, 4a).
Prior to turning pro, the 5-foot-10, 192-pound center spent four seasons at St. Lawrence University registering 110 points (40g, 70a) in 140 games. While with the Saints, McBride led the team in scoring during his junior season, finished second in points in his senior campaign and shared the ice with current Stingrays defenseman Derek Keller from 2006-2009.
DeMichiel, 25, dressed in 26 games with the Stingrays going 14-10-0 with a .913 save percentage and ranks seventh in the ECHL with a 2.66 goals-against average. The Avon, CT native appeared in five games with the Bears this season going 2-1-0 with a 3.65 GAA and .873 save percentage.
Currently in his first professional season, DeMichiel spent four years at the Rochester Institute of Technology going 41-19-2 with a 2.36 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage in 66 games. He had a career-best 27-10-1 record with a 2.09 GAA and a .921 save percentage during his senior season while leading the Tigers to the 2010 NCAA Frozen Four for the first time in school history. During the tournament, the 6-foot-1, 180-pound netminder earned the NCAA East Region Most Outstanding Player award.
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! The Stingrays also host the “Chase for the Cure” fundraiser where fans can bid to have dinner with their favorite Stingrays player! Bidding takes place outside section 106 and ends at the start of the third period. 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.