Stingrays Add Pair to Hockey Operations Staff

Sep 14, 2016

The South Carolina Stingrays have made a pair of additions to the Hockey Operations staff, Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Ryan Warsofsky announced today. The club has hired Matthew Blair Davis as Strength and Conditioning Coach, and named Cameron Parker Head Equipment Manager. 

"A Strength and Conditioning Coach is a position we're excited to add," said Warsofsky. "We're glad to have Matthew on board and he's going to play a big role for us. He'll be a large part of our Training Camp and as the season gets going, he will help assist players increase their abilities in areas they need to improve, as well as work with players during the rehab process." 

Davis brings years of training experience and knowledge of modern strength and conditioning methods to the Stingrays' organization. He has been working in Strength and Conditioning and fitness training since 1998. He has specialized in off-ice strength training since 2006 at multiple ice rinks in the Washington, DC area. Additionally, Davis is the owner of the Functional Revolution Off-Ice Studio, located upstairs inside the Carolina Ice Palace. A former Fitness Director of the Year award-winner, Davis has been a training mentor to over one hundred top strength coaches and trainers around the USA. 

"I'm very excited to join an organization with a winning tradition and great leadership at the top," said Davis. "I'm thankful for the opportunity to work with some great hockey players and a dedicated coaching staff who are all about bringing a championship to the Charleston area."

Parker joins the Stingrays after spending the 2015-16 season with the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League (AHL), where he served as Assistant Equipment Manager. Prior to advancing to professional hockey, Parker worked as the Assistant Equipment Manager at the College of Holy Cross from 2013-2015, overseeing operations for the men's and women's hockey team, as well as the football team, and 25 other sports. Parker, a 2012 graduate of Southern New Hampshire University, also served as the Equipment Manager for the men's hockey team at Southern New Hampshire from 2009-2012. 

"Cameron is a great addition for us," said Warsofsky. "People might not see it,  but equipment managers work a lot of hours. They have to love the game and have great attention to detail. From talking to people he's worked with, Cameron came highly recommended, and his work ethic and character are apparent."

In addition to his role with the Stingrays, Parker will work with the Washington Capitals at the club's rookie tournament in Florida, as well as with the NHL team during Training Camp. 

The Stingrays' 24th season in the Lowcountry starts on October 22. 2016-17 Season Ticket Packages are on sale now featuring discounted pricing and great benefits! For more information, fans may call the Stingrays' offices at 843-744-2248 or visit StingraysHockey.com.

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