McParland Returns To Rays After AHL Stint

McParland Returns To Rays After AHL Stint

Feb 21, 2017

The South Carolina Stingrays, proud affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Washington Capitals, have announced Tuesday that forward Steven McParland will return to the team after being released from a professional tryout agreement with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League (AHL).

McParland played in three games with the Wolves and had one assist to go along with four penalty minutes and a +2 rating. It was the forward’s first career AHL experience.

The Schreiber, Ont. native is third on the Stingrays in scoring this year with 33 points (13 goals, 20 assists) in 43 ECHL games. McParland was also named to the 2017 ECHL All-Star Classic roster and won the fastest skater competition at the event in Glens Falls, N.Y. last month.

Previously the ECHL’s Rookie of the Month for November, McParland participated in Washington Capitals training camp and was with the NHL club during their Rookie Tournament this past summer. While playing collegiately at Providence College, McParland helped the Friars to an NCAA National Championship at the end of the 2014-15 season.

McParland will join the Stingrays as they head west for six games against teams from the Mountain Division during the next two weeks. The trip begins with a three-game series at Rapid City starting Friday night at 9:05 p.m. EST. The Stingrays return home on Saturday, March 11 to face the Florida Everblades at 7:05 p.m.

Single-game tickets for the 2016-17 season are on sale now at the North Charleston Coliseum Box Office and ticketmaster.com.

Ticket packages and Groups of 10 or more are on sale now featuring discounted pricing and great benefits. The first 2,000 fans through the doors on March 11 will receive a Joe Devin Bobblehead! For more information or 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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