Cherniwchan Earns AHL Call-Up With Utica

Cherniwchan Earns AHL Call-Up With Utica

Dec 29, 2017

The South Carolina Stingrays, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Washington Capitals, announced Friday that forward Andrew Cherniwchan has signed a professional tryout agreement with the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League.

Cherniwchan, 28, is in his sixth professional season and is no stranger to the AHL, having played 134 career games with the Providence Bruins and Springfield Falcons during parts of three seasons from 2013-16. The Hinton, Alta native has a total of 36 points with the two squads on 17 goals and 19 assists.

So far this year Cherniwchan has been the leading goal scorer for South Carolina, striking 10 times to go along with nine assists for 19 points in 25 contests. The Rays have been the forward’s only ECHL team during his pro career, accounting for 103 points (47 goals, 56 assists) in 144 total games with the club.

He also has 20 points (10 goals, 10 assists) in 34 career ECHL postseason games, including 16 points in 22 playoff games last year. Despite a shortened 2016-17 regular season due to injury, the Hinton, Alta. native had 29 points in 36 games on 11 goals and 18 assists.

Cherniwchan played collegiately at Northern Michigan University in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) for four seasons from 2008-2012. During his collegiate career, he scored 84 points (35 goals, 49 assists) in 146 games. In 2009-10, he helped lead the Wildcats to an NCAA Tournament appearance and a fourth-place finish in the CCHA league standings. The forward also served as an assistant captain for NMU during his senior season.

Single-game tickets for all Stingrays home games during the 2017-18 season are on sale now at the North Charleston Coliseum Box Office and ticketmaster.com.

Group tickets for 10 or more fans are on sale now featuring discounted pricing and great benefits! For more information and to place an order call the Stingrays front office at 843-744-2248 or stop by 3300 W. Montague Ave. Suite A-200 during business hours.

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