NORTH CHARLESTON, SC – The South Carolina Stingrays, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Washington Capitals and AHL’s Hershey Bears, announced on Tuesday that goaltender Hunter Shepard has been re-assigned to the Hershey Bears by the Washington Capitals.
This will be the third call-up to Hershey for Shepard, 26, after signing a two-year contract with the Washington Capitals this past offseason. The netminder is 3-4-2 this year with a 3.43 goals against average and .903 save percentage for the Stingrays. Shepard appeared in one game for the Bears this season on November 14th against the Charlotte Checkers.
The goaltender spent the last two seasons split between South Carolina and Hershey, eventually helping to guide the Stingrays to the Kelly Cup Finals. In 30 career games with the Rays, Shepard posted a 15-10-4 record to go along with a 2.82 goals against average and .916 save percentage. With the Bears last season, the 6-foot-1, 210-pound native of Coleraine, MN appeared in three games, boasting a .969 save percentage and 1.00 goals against average.
The Stingrays return to action on the other side of the holiday break against the Jacksonville Icemen on Sunday, December 26th at the North Charleston Coliseum. We will be raffling off top holiday gifts to fans in attendance! Don’t miss this opportunity to get the gift you were really hoping for with popular holiday presents like video games, smart watches, and more! It’s also Family Sunday presented by Charleston County Parks and Recreation and Crews Subaru.
Single game tickets for all your Stingrays home games for the upcoming 2021-22 home season are on sale now via Ticketmaster.
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