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Veteran forward Gongalsky joins Stingrays


North Charleston, S.C. – The
South Carolina Stingrays and Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Spencer Carbery announced today that the team has agreed to terms with forward Igor Gongalsky.

The Stingrays are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's Boston Bruins and the American Hockey League's Providence Bruins.

Entering his seventh professional season, Gongalsky, 26, has 152 points (62g-90a) and 599 penalty minutes in 325 contests in the ECHL, American Hockey League and in the Ukraine. Last season, the Kiev, Ukraine, native registered 29 points (11g-18a) in 33 contests for Berkut Kiev of the Professional Hockey League of Ukraine. In the ECHL, Gongalsky most recently skated with the Gwinnett Gladiators during the 2011-12 campaign and also saw action with the Greenville Road Warriors, Stockton Thunder and Fresno Falcons, totaling 110 points (45g-65a) and 374 penalty minutes in 182 games. Gongalsky was teammates with Carbery in Fresno during the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons and represented the Falcons at the 2008 ECHL All-Star Game in Stockton.

Gongalsky has totaled 13 points (6g-7a) in 110 AHL games with Rochester, Portland and San Antonio. Prior to turning pro, Gongalsky completed a five-year junior career with the Brampton Capitals and St. Michael’s Buzzers of the OPJHL and Owen Sound Attack and Oshawa Generals of the OHL.