- DOB: 4/20/1989
- Ht: 5-11
- Wt: 176
- Shoots: R
- School: Northern Michigan University
- Hometown: Hinton, AB
Cherniwchan re-signed with the Stingrays on Aug. 9, 2018. He has played 144 regular season games for South Carolina in his professional career, spending time with the Stingrays during parts of six seasons from 2011-2017. The Stingrays have been the only ECHL team the 29-year-old has played for since first signing with the club during the second half of the 2011-12 season. Cherniwchan has scored a total of 103 points on 47 goals and 56 assists during the regular season with South Carolina and also has 20 points (10 goals, 10 assists) in 34 postseason appearances.
The forward had a hot start to the 2017-18 campaign and led the team with 10 goals in addition to being second in overall scoring with 19 points through his first 25 contests before signing a deal with the AHL’s Utica Comets on Dec. 29. He finished the season with the Comets, scoring 10 points (eight goals, two assists) in 39 games before suiting up for one postseason contest in the team’s first-round series against the eventual Calder Cup Champion Toronto Marlies.
Two seasons ago, he had 29 points in 36 games on 11 goals and 18 assists before posting 16 points in 22 playoff games during the team’s run to the Kelly Cup Finals. During 2015-16, the 5-11, 181-pound forward played in 55 games for the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL), accounting for eight points (four goals, four assists). His time in the AHL has included 173 regular season games with Utica, Providence and the Springfield Falcons, scoring a total of 46 points (25 goals, 21 assists).
Before turning pro, Cherniwchan played for Northern Michigan University in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) for four seasons from 2008-2012. During his collegiate career, he scored 84 points (35 goals, 49 assists) in 146 games. In 2009-10, he helped lead the Wildcats to an NCAA Tournament appearance and a fourth-place finish in the CCHA league standings. The forward also served as an assistant captain for NMU during his senior season.