Shea Returns, Rays Add Ciccarello

Jan 15, 2016

01/15/2016 4:48 PM -

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC-The South Carolina Stingrays, celebrating 23 seasons in the Lowcountry and proud affiliate of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL), have added defenseman Jordan Ciccarello to the roster, Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Spencer Carbery announced today. The club also announced that defenseman Bobby Shea has been returned from the club's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Hershey Bears 

Ciccarello, 25, has spent time with the Florida Everblades and Louisiana Ice Gators of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) this season. With Florida, Ciccarello appeared in 14 games, registering two assists. With Louisiana, he notched five assists in nine games. The 6-foot, 210-pound defenseman is a native of New Hartford, Conn. 

Ciccarello has worked his way up the minor league hockey ladder, starting in the Federal Hockey League (FHL) with the Danbury Whalers in 2014-2015 before spending time with Louisiana, as well as the ECHL's Elmira Jackals and Greenville Swamp Rabbits last season. In total, Ciccarello has appeared in 30 ECHL games, registering three assists.

Prior to turning pro, Ciccarello skated at Sacred Heart University for one season before transferring to Nazareth College for two seasons.

Ciccarello will wear #26 for South Carolina.

Shea, 25, has appeared in 31 games for the Stingrays this season, registering 12 points (three goals, nine assists) and posting a +14 mark on the season. He skated in three games during his recall to Hershey, registering one assist. 

The native of Harrison Township, Michigan was a member of the Reading Royals 2013 Kelly Cup Championship team. Last year, Shea split time with the ECHL's Wheeling Nailers, scoring 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in 36 games, and the Bulldogs, where he notched five points (one goal, four assists) in 24 games. 

South Carolina is on the road tonight in Atlanta for a 7:35 p.m. puck drop. Fans may catch the game at the official Watch Party at King Street Grille-Northwoods. The Stingrays are back home this Saturday, January 16 and Sunday, January 17 versus Alaska. Saturday is our Trident Health Adult Jersey Giveaway to the first 1,000 adults and Sunday is Frozen Day, featuring the princesses and the snowman from the movie in attendance plus $5 Kids Tickets and $5 Kids Meals as part of the Crews Subaru and Charleston County Parks Family Days. Tickets information is available at

Tickets to both games this weekend are available via Ticketmaster online or at the North Charleston Coliseum Box Office.

Our biggest game of the year is almost here! The South Carolina Stingrays host South Carolina Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center Pack the House Night on Saturday, January 23. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. versus the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. All tickets for the game are JUST $5! The evening also features FREE parking. Fans may call 843-744-2248 to order tickets for this big night! 

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