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Stingrays bring back Cherniwchan, Alexander


North Charleston, S.C. – The
South Carolina Stingrays and Head Coach/Director of Hockey Operations Spencer Carbery announced today that the team has agreed to terms with forward Andrew Cherniwchan and resigned forward Eric Alexander.

Cherniwchan, 24, completed his first full professional season last year with the Stingrays recording 11 goals and 14 assists for 25 points in 50 games and was tied for the team lead with 103 penalty minutes. In four Kelly Cup Playoff contests, the Hinton, Alberta, native added one goal.

After completing a four-year collegiate career at Northern Michigan University, Cherniwchan joined the Stingrays late in the 2011-12 season netting three goals in five regular-season games and three points (2g-1a) in eight playoff games. In college, the 5-foot-11, 180-pound forward picked up 35 goals and 49 assists for 84 points in 146 games. Alexander, 23, made his professional debut with the Stingrays late last season after wrapping up his senior year at Ferris State University. On March 28, the Kentwood, Mich. product registered three assists in his first-ever ECHL game and buried his first professional goal in the final game of the regular season a night later.

Through four seasons in the NCAA, Alexander totaled 47 points (19g-28a) in 124 contests. In the summer of 2011, he attended the Washington Capitals Rookie Development Camp in Arlington, Va.