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Stingrays win Game 7 in triple overtime


The South Carolina Stingrays defeated the Toledo Walleye 1-0 in Game 7 on Wednesday in front of a standing-room only crowd of 8.300 at Huntington Center in Toledo. Joe Devin scored the winning goal 5:30 into the third overtime as South Carolina wins the series 4 games to 3.

For winning the Eastern Conference championship, South Carolina receives the E.A. “Bud” Gingher Memorial Trophy. The trophy is named in recognition of E.A. “Bud” Gingher, who was Chairman of the ECHL Board of Governors from 1992-95. Gingher, who passed away in 2002, co-founded the Dayton Bombers in 1991 and owned the team for seven seasons, serving as President and Governor until selling the team in 1998. Gingher was inducted into the ECHL Hall of Fame in 2009.

E.A. "Bud" Gingher Memorial Trophy Champions
 

YEAR CHAMPION
   
2015 South Carolina Stingrays
   
2014 Cincinnati Cyclones
   
2013 Reading Royals
   
2012 Florida Everblades
   
2011 Kalamazoo Wings
   
2010 Cincinnati Cyclones
   
2009 South Carolina Stingrays
   
2008 Cincinnati Cyclones
   
2007 Dayton Bombers
   
2006 Gwinnett Gladiators
   
2005 Florida Everblades
   
2004 Florida Everblades
   
2003 Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies
   
2002 Dayton Bombers
   
2001 Trenton Titans
   
2000 Peoria Rivermen
   
1999 Richmond Renegades
   
1998 Hampton Roads Admirals