Stingrays Sign J.C. Brassard, Jake KamrassMar 16, 2018
The South Carolina Stingrays, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Washington Capitals, have announced the signing of defenseman J.C. Brassard and forward Jake Kamrass Friday. Both have recently finished 4-year collegiate careers with Brassard playing for Union College in the ECAC while Kamrass attended UMass-Lowell in the Hockey East.
Brassard, a native of Scituate, Mass., had 21 points on the blue line for the Dutchmen this season with two goals and 19 assists in 37 games. Measuring 5-foot-11 and 180-pounds, Brassard appeared in 135 NCAA games and totaled 52 points (eight goals, 44 assists) from 2014-18. He has agreed to an amateur tryout contract with South Carolina.
Before enrolling at Union, the 22-year-old defenseman played three years in prep school at the Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, Mass. During the 2013-14 season, Brassard captained N&G to the Independent School League (ISL) title by recording 11 goals and 31 assists for 42 points in 27 games.
Kamrass suited up for 36 games this year with the Riverhawks, scoring 12 points on five goals and seven assists during his senior season. The 23-year-old played in 111 NCAA contests with UMass-Lowell from 2014-18 and piled up 46 points on 24 goals and 22 assists while helping lead his squad to Hockey East regular season and tournament championships in 2017. Kamrass has agreed to a standard professional contract with the Stingrays.
Prior to his time with UML, Kamrass played three seasons with the Topeka Roadrunners in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) from 2011-14, enjoying his best year during 2013-14 with 59 points on 24 goals and 35 assists in 60 games. The native of Atlanta, Ga. is brothers with current Florida Everblades defenseman Zack Kamrass.
Brassard will wear No. 13, while Kamrass will be No. 21. Both players are expected to be in the lineup for the Rays during Saturday’s 7:05 p.m. game vs. Idaho.
South Carolina has also announced separate transactions Friday, placing forward Leo Fitzgerald and defenseman Mike Chen on team suspension. Fitzgerald, who will return to school at Bemidji State, had four points on a goal and three assists in three games. Chen suited up for 11 contests, scoring two goals and two assists along with seven penalty minutes.
Single-game tickets for all Stingrays home games during the 2017-18 season are on sale now at the North Charleston Coliseum Box Office and ticketmaster.com.
Group tickets for 10 or more fans are on sale now featuring discounted pricing and great benefits! For more information and 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.
Photo Credit: Russ Hons/UND Athletics, UMass-Lowell Athletics