ECHL: South Carolina Stingray Roster Transactions | 04/10/2024

The South Carolina Stingrays are fighting for their chance to clinch a Kelly Cup Playoff spot and, in doing so, have made some huge moves.

South Carolina has claimed 27-year-old left-handed Forward Brad Morrison from Kalamazoo. Morrison was put on waivers by Kalamazoo Wings on April 9th; he had been with the Wings since the 22-23 season when he was signed from Florida Everblades during the 22-23 season. Morrison joined his first AHL team, the Ontario Reign, at 19. Since then, he has played in the ECHL with the Fort Wayne Komets, Indy Fuel, Reading Royals, Florida Everblades, and AHL with the Reign, Rockford IceHogs, and Lehigh Valley Phantoms. He also played in the ICEHL (Italian league) for seven games and the Slovakia Hockey League for five games. He has 57 AHL and 169 ECHL with 12 playoff games, 63 goals and 80 assists. Morrison is a well-rounded veteran who will add tremendous depth to the forward lines. 

Cooper and his first Professional win October 29th, 2023, via Stingrays on X (formerly Twitter)

The Stingrays also made goalie moves, placing Reid Cooper on waivers eligible for a claim. Reid Cooper has played six games with the Stingrays, with a 3-3 record, a GAA of 2.92, and a 0.866SV%. South Carolina also welcomed back Garin Bjorklund. Bjorklund was recently called to the AHL’s Hersey Bears to support their Goalie Roster. He has played 28 games with the Stingrays since he was signed in 2023, with a 3.33GAA and 0.0882SV%. 

Bjorklund against Trois-Rivières Lions

South Carolina’s next game is Friday, April 12th, against the Florida Everblades. The Stingrays are still trying to clinch a spot in the Kelly Cup Playoffs. They are 39-25-4, sitting 6th in the Eastern Conference and 8th in the League.

Stephanie DeLaFleur

Beat Writer covering the ECHL Savannah Ghost Pirates, NHL Vegas Golden Knights and AHL Henderson Silver Knights. Follow me on X @StephiDelafleur

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