Stingrays Emulate Capitals With New Third Jersey

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Posted August 4, 2016

With their affiliation agreement extended to the 2017-18 season, the South Carolina Stingrays unveiled a Washington Capitals-themed alternate jersey Thursday.

The jersey looks exactly like a standard Capitals home red, but with the Stingrays logo across the front and the “winged eagle” Capitals logo on the shoulders. Navy and white accents stripe the arms and sides of the red sweater.

“Working with the Washington Capitals for over 10 years has been an honor,” said Stingrays President Rob Concannon. “We are proud to be affiliated with such a first-class organization. As our relationship and fan base continues to grow, we thought it would be a great idea to design a jersey that represents the Capitals and the Stingrays.”

“‘Rocking the Red’ will give our players and fans a great sense of pride as we head into the 2016-17 season,” Concannon said. “There are many Capitals fans in the Charleston area and it’s a great sight to see all of them at the North Charleston Coliseum cheering on the Stingrays.”

Stingrays games at the Coliseum feature a wide array of jerseys from the team’s history, including the controversial original one with a realistic stingray holding a hockey stick with the outline of South Carolina for 1992-1993. Over the years, the team settled on the stylized stingray that adorns the uniform today. Military Appreciation jerseys are very popular, as are the ones from Pink in the Rink. Carolina Hurricanes sweaters still dot the seats, even as Capitals red makes its inroads to the Lowcountry. Hershey Bears merchandise also dots the arena.

Current Capitals Braden Holtby, the reigning Vezina Trophy winner, and Philipp Grubauer both donned Stingray white and blue in prominent first seasons on the professional circuit. Holtby represented the Stingrays at the 2009-10 ECHL All-Star Game.

No dates have been announced for when the Stingrays will wear these beauties for a game.