Stingrays Open Training Camp

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Posted October 1, 2016

South Carolina Stingrays beat Thunder in Game 7 on May 11, 2016. (Sarah Hobday)

Beginning tomorrow at the Carolina Ice Palace, the South Carolina Stingrays will open Training Camp for the 2016-17 regular season. A 17-player roster features six returnees from last year’s South Division title winning squad, along with some newcomers.

Goal scorer Joe Devin and enforcer Trevor Gilles are among the players returning to the Lowcountry for another tour in a Stingrays sweater. Patrick Gaul will return for his fifth season, Wade Epp and Marcus Perrier are back for their third stint. Colton Saucerman, who featured toward the end of last year once his collegiate career at Northeastern wrapped up, is returning as well.

More players from Training Camps in the National Hockey League or American Hockey League will be added as they come. As it stands now, here are your South Carolina Stingrays:

Forwards:
8-Joe Devin
11-Scott Tanski
15-Marcus Perrier
17-Rob Flick
18-Travis Jeke*
20-Mads Eller**
22-Patrick Gaul
23-Nick Bligh*
26-Alex Gacek*
51-Trevor Gillies

Defensemen:
3-Colton Saucerman**
4-Alex Pompeo**
5-Evan Moore**
27-Wade Epp
42-Steve Weinstein

Goalies:
Troy Passingham**
Greg Lewis*

* indicates rookie

** indicates some professional experience, but not a full season

The team will practice five times at the Ice Palace, all of which are open to the public, before two skates at the North Charleston Coliseum. All practices start at 10:30 a.m. The Rays will then depart to Anchorage, Alaska for three preseason contests against the Alaska Aces.

All three preseason games — October 10, 11, and 13 — will be 7:15 Alaska time, and 11:15 Eastern time.

The team will return to North Charleston on October 14, and will open the regular season the week after by welcoming the Greenville Swamp Rabbits on the 22nd.