The Hershey Bears, the American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the South Carolina Stingrays, announced the recall of goaltender Parker Milner Friday. The 29-year-old netminder will join Hershey after a stellar start to the 2019-20 season in which he currently leads the ECHL with a goals-against average of 1.38.
Milner has a record of 5-0-0 this season and was recently named the ECHL’s Goaltender of the Week on Oct. 29 after a stretch of back-to-back games with a shutout, a 1.44 goals-against and a save percentage of 0.930.
He re-signed with Hershey for the 2019-20 season on May 28, his fourth consecutive campaign on a contract with the Bears. Milner, a Pittsburgh native, was previously named Warrior Hockey/ECHL Goaltender of the Year for his work in 2017-18, posting a 28-7-3 record, goals-against average of 1.86 and .929 save percentage. The two-time national champion at Boston College has played in 14 games with Hershey over the past two seasons, posting a 6-7-1 record.
In a separate transaction, the Stingrays have re-signed goaltender Billy Christopoulos to a standard professional contract. Christopoulos initially began the season with the team after making the club out of training camp.
South Carolina is beginning a busy home stretch on Friday night when they battle the Indy Fuel at 7:05 p.m.
—The Stingrays are hosting the team’s first-ever Hockey Fights Cancer Night this Saturday! The club will raise awareness for all types of cancer & show support to those who have been affected by the disease. Tickets for the game against the Norfolk Admirals are on sale now!