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
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