Stingrays Announce 2018 Kelly Cup Playoff Roster

Stingrays Announce 2018 Kelly Cup Playoff Roster

Apr 10, 2018

The South Carolina Stingrays, proud affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Washington Capitals and American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears, have announced the club's 2018 Kelly Cup Playoff Roster. The roster consists of 23 players, including 10 forwards, seven defensemen, two goaltenders, two players on reserve and two players on the Playoff Eligible List. The full roster can be seen below.

In order to meet the playoff roster qualifications, the Stingrays had multiple roster transactions at the conclusion of the ECHL regular season.

Forward Tim McGauley was re-assigned to South Carolina from Hershey by the Capitals. McGauley has been with the Bears since Feb. 28, playing in 14 games while assisting on three goals. Before his call-up, the Wilcox, Sask. native had been producing at the best rate of his career in the ECHL for the Stingrays and was third on the team in scoring with 36 points on 13 goals and 23 assists.

The 22-year-old is in his second professional season and was signed by the Capitals in October of 2015. He suited up for 39 games with the Stingrays during his rookie year in 2016-17, scoring 17 points on four goals and 13 assists.

In addition, skaters Taylor Cammarata, Travis Walsh and Trevor Gillies were not included on the roster due to injury concerns and both Trevor Olson and Andrew DeBrincat were released from their standard professional contracts.

ECHL Playoff Rosters consist of a maximum of 23 Players – a 20-man active roster and a three-man reserve list. Upon submission of its Playoff Roster, each Member is required to include:

1. a minimum of 19 active, available (i.e. not injured or on recall) Players; and

2. a list of all other Players who meet the Playoff Roster Eligibility requirements, but who are unavailable at the time that Playoff Rosters are due to the League Office due to recall to the AHL or NHL. The Playoff Eligible List may only list Players who are unavailable due to recall. All other players (i.e. injured Players) must be listed on a Member’s initial Playoff Roster (active roster or reserve list) in order to participate in the Playoffs.

Throughout the Playoffs, but prior to the start of the Conference Finals, as the recalled Players listed on a Member’s Playoff Eligible List become available (due to assignment, release from PTO or their respective AHL teams’ seasons having ended), Members shall be permitted to supplement their initial Playoff Rosters with Players listed on their Playoff Eligible Lists, up to a maximum of 23 Players total. Once a Member has named a total of 23 Players to its Playoff Roster, or the Conference Finals have begun (whichever comes first), the Member’s Playoff Roster shall be fixed for the duration of the Playoffs (barring emergency conditions).

A Player who has finished the Regular Season on Injured Reserve may still be named to a Member’s 23-man Playoff Roster and will be eligible to participate in the Playoffs once his full IR time has been completed (provided all other playoff eligibility requirements have been satisfied). Once a Player has fully completed his remaining IR time, he may be activated and placed on the Member’s Active Roster.

Emergency conditions shall be established when the playing strength of the Member, by reason of injury, illness, recall or suspension by the League, is reduced below two (2) goalkeepers and sixteen (16) skaters. However, should a Member release a Player(s) from its Playoff Roster, its emergency conditions will drop by the same number as the Players they release. Only amateur Players may be signed and added to the Active Roster under emergency conditions.

The Stingrays open the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series this week versus the Orlando Solar Bears. Game 1 of the best-of-seven series is Thursday, April 12 at 7:05 p.m. at the North Charleston Coliseum. Game 2 will take place on Saturday, April 14, also at 7:05.

Individual tickets for Games 1 and 2 of the opening round vs. Orlando are on sale now at the North Charleston Coliseum Box Office and ticketmaster.com.

Pay For Play playoff ticket packages presented by David Aylor Law Offices are also on sale now through the Stingrays office and will ensure you the same great seats for all home playoff action!

Tickets for groups of 10 or more are on sale now featuring discounted pricing! 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.

Forwards (10)
#4 Mason Mitchell
#8 Joe Devin
#10 Steven Whitney
#17 Jonathan Charbonneau
#18 Tim McGauley
#19 Kelly Zajac
#21 Jake Kamrass
#22 Patrick Gaul
#23 Patrick Megannety
#26 Dylan Margonari

Defensemen (7)
#2 Danny Federico
#3 Paul Geiger
#5 Tommy Hughes
#7 Joey Leach
#13 J.C. Brassard
#15 Marcus Perrier
#16 Evan Fiala

Goaltenders (2)
#32 Jeff Jakaitis
#35 Parker Milner

Reserve (2)
#20 Nick Roberto
#41 Tad Kozun

Playoff Eligible List (2)
#27 Frankie Simonelli
#28 Andrew Cherniwchan

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