Stingrays Claim Massar, Release Four

Oct 11, 2015

10/11/2015 7:46 AM -

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.- The South Carolina Stingrays, celebrating 23 seasons in the Lowcountry and proud affiliate of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL), made several roster moves today, ireduced claiming forward Pete Massar off waivers from Indy, and releasing forwards Louis Belisle, Ryan Kesti and Miles Koules, as well as goaltender David Jacobson

Massar, 26, enjoyed a successful rookie season with the Fuel in 2014-2015. The Williston, Vt. native amassed 30 points (10 goals, 20 assists) in 54 games for the ECHL expansion franchise. He was the first player signed in Fuel history. 

The 5-foot-9, 180-pound forward played four seasons of college hockey before turning pro. His first two seasons were spent at Clarkson University, and he finished his career at the University of Vermont. Following the conclusion of his NCAA career in 2014, Massar joined the Missouri Mavericks, then of the Central Hockey League (CHL), and scored two goals in two playoff games.

Both Belisle and Jacobson joined the Stingrays for Training Camp on a tryout agreement. Kesti and Koules were released from their ECHL contracts. The club's Training Camp roster currently stands at 20 players after today's moves.

The Stingrays open the regular season on Saturday, October 17 versus the Reading Royals at 7:05 p.m. The club is hosting Mother Emanuel AME Church Family Night honoring the "Charleston 12" impacted in the June church shooting. Survivors of the incident will be on hand, and the Stingrays will wear special Charleston Strong jerseys that will be auctioned off with proceeds going to the children of the victims. The night also features a Magnetic Schedule Giveaway to the first 5,000 courtesy of Savage Law Firm and FREE parking, as well as an Alumni Game at 2 p.m. Tickets are for sale via Ticketmaster or at the North Charleston Coliseum Box Office. 

Do not miss a second of the action! 2015-16 Stingrays Ticket Plans are on sale NOW! Save money off of box office prices and get great benefits like FREE parking, Buddy Passes, discounts off of merchandise, advanced ticket purchases to North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center events and more! 

Opening Weekend is Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18 at the North Charleston Coliseum as the Stingrays take on the Reading Royals at 7:05 p.m. and 3:05 p.m.

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