North Charleston, S.C. - The South Carolina Stingrays, celebrating 20 seasons of hockey in the Lowcountry and proud ECHL affiliate of the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL), announced today that forward Tyler McNeely has been named the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for January 21-27.
McNeely, 25, scored four goals and six assist for ten points and was a +4 in three games last week. The Burnaby, British Columbia, native opened the week with two goals, including one on the power play, in a 4-3 loss to Idaho on Friday. He tallied five points (one goal, four assists) in a 9-3 win against Orlando on Saturday and ended the week with three points (one goal, two assists) in a 5-2 victory over the Solar Bears Sunday afternoon.
The 5-foot-10, 175-pound forward leads the Stingrays and is 12 in the ECHL with 44 points (13 goals, 31 assists) in 41 games. Earlier this season, McNeely skated in four games with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL) adding one assist. In 80 career AHL contests, with the Bruins and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, he has 33 points (14 goals, 19 assists). Prior to turning pro, McNeely totaled 105 points (44g-61a) in 142 career games at Northeastern University.
On behalf of McNeely, a case of pucks will be donated to a South Carolina youth hockey organization by Sher-Wood Hockey, the exclusive puck supplier of the ECHL. Since beginning its sponsorship of the award in 2000-01, Sher-Wood Hockey has donated more than 27,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.
The Stingrays are back in action Friday, February 1 against the Gwinnett Gladiators at 7:35 p.m. at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia and return to the North Charleston Coliseum on Friday, February 8 to host the Evansville IceMen for the first time in team history at 7:05 p.m. Friday is Nerd-Con featuring the Carolina Garrison! Characters from the classic move "Star Wars" will be walking the concourse. Grab four tickets, four hot dogs, four sodas and large popcorn for $55 with the Stingrays Family Four Pack at the Coliseum Box Office.