The South Carolina Stingrays have been members in the ECHL considering that the 1993-94 year. NHL multi-time 50 intention scorer Rick Vaive was the team’s to start with head coach, long lasting for 5 several years. The Stingrays have won the Kelly Cup championship on three situations to date, the most recent in 2008-09. The crew plays out of the 10,537 seat North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston, South Carolina. At present, the Stingrays are affiliated with the Boston Bruins of the NHL and the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League. The workforce has retired 3 jersey numbers
Number 12 is retired in honour of the late Mark Bavis. Mark played just a few many years of pro hockey among 1993-94 and 1995-96 with a full of 87 normal time and 17 playoff games with South Carolina. Mark was selected in the ninth round of the 1989 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers, 181st over-all. He chose to enjoy 4 a long time at Boston University among 1989-90 and 1992-93.
Bavis was operating as a scout for the Los Angeles Kings when he was aboard flight 175 that strike the World Trade Heart in New York City on September 11, 2001. Mark died beside fellow Kings scout Garnet ‘Ace’ Bailey. His jersey number was retired by the Stingrays just just before the start off of the 2001-02 ECHL time.
Amount 14 is retired by Carolina in honour of David Seitz. David played almost 500 frequent season and practically 60 playoff games with the Stingrays involving 1996-97 and 2003-04. He totalled a extremely respectable 587 regular time and 73 playoff points above that time. His remaining time of pro hockey was played in 2004-05 with the Lubbock Cotton Kings of the Central Hockey League. Interspersed in his decades with the Stingrays ended up 17 online games with the Rochester Individuals of the AHL and 7 online games with the Chicago Wolves of the IHL.
Seitz helped the Stingrays to two of their a few Kelly Cup titles. In 1996-97, the Louisiana IceGators fell to Carolina 4 games to one. In 2000-01, it was an additional five recreation series with the Trenton Titans the sufferer. David was inducted into the ECHL Hall of Fame in 2012.
Quantity 24 is retired in honour of Brett Marietti. Brett is the only Canadian of the three gamers and performed his junior hockey with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League before turning pro. With exception of 1993-94 when he played in the AHL with the Rochester Americans, Marietti played his entire pro hockey occupation with the Stingrays.
Between 1994-95 and 2002-03, Brett played 550 frequent time game titles, contributing 481 points and sitting 1,127 minutes in the penalty box. He performed 69 playoff games for the club and totalled 62 factors. His jersey selection was retired in 2003 and he served a person time as assistant coach with the club in 2003-04.