2016-17 Schedule ReleasedApr 29, 2016
The South Carolina Stingrays, in conjunction with the ECHL, unveiled the team's 2016-17 regular-season schedule today. VIEW THE COMPLETE SOUTH CAROLINA SCHEDULE HERE!
The club will open its 24th season on Saturday, October 22 at the North Charleston Coliseum versus the South Division rival Greenville Swamp Rabbits.
The Stingrays schedule features contests versus four opponents who will make their first appearance at the North Charleston Coliseum. The Wichita Thunder visit the Lowcountry on October 25, and the Colorado Eagles come to town for three games from November 18-20. Also visiting the North Charleston Coliseum for the first time are the Tulsa Oilers on January 3 and the Manchester Monarchs on February 17-18.
South Carolina's longest homestand comes from March 18 to April 1, a stretch of seven straight games on home ice. The club will host three additional homestands of four or more games during the 2016-17 campaign. The schedule also features the return of a home game on New Years Eve as the Stingrays will host the Florida Everblades on Saturday, December 31.
On the road, the Stingrays will visit Manchester, Colorado and Rapid City for the first time in team history. The schedule features several extended road trips, including six straight games away from home February 1-10, and a season-high seven-game road trip from February 24-March 10.
The season is once again scheduled for 72 games, with 36 coming at the North Charleston Coliseum. Of those home games, 30 contests come on either Friday, Saturday or Sunday, with the remaining six games coming on Tuesday evenings.
The schedule is subject to change. More information, including an exciting Promotional Schedule, is in the works and will be announced in the months leading up to the 2016-17 season.
2016-17 Regular-Season Schedule Breakdown:
Most Common Opponent: Greenville Swamp Rabbits (14 games)
Longest Homestand: 7 games (March 18-April 1)
Longest Road Trip: 7 games (February 24-March 10)
Busiest Month: February/March (14 games)
Adirondack: 1 Home, 1 Away (2 total)
Atlanta: 5 Home, 6 Away (11 total)
Cincinnati: 1 Home (1 total)
Colorado: 3 Home, 3 Road (6 total)
Elmira: 2 Home (2 total)
Florida: 5 Home, 5 Away (10 total)
Greenville: 8 Home, 6 Away (14 total)
Indy: 1 Home (1 total)
Manchester: 2 Home, 3 Road (5 total)
Norfolk: 2 Home, 4 Away (6 total)
Orlando: 4 Home, 4 Away (8 total)
Rapid City: 3 Road (3 total)
Reading: 1 Away (1 total)
Tulsa: 1 Home (1 total)
Wichita: 1 Home (1 total)
October: 3 Home, 3 Away (5 total)
November: 7 Home, 4 Away (11 total)
December: 5 Home, 7 Away (12 total)
January: 6 Home, 6 Away (12 total)
February: 5 Home, 9 Away (14 total)
March: 8 Home, 6 Away (14 total)
April: 3 Home, 1 Away (4 total)
Monday: No Games
Tuesday: 6 Home, 2 Away (8 total)
Wednesday: 6 Away (6 total)
Thursday: 3 Away (3 total)
Friday: 9 Home, 11 Away (20 total)
Saturday: 13 Home, 10 Away (23 total)
Sunday: 8 Home, 4 Away (12 total)