Behind the ECHL Benches – Spencer Carbery

Spencer Carbery is in his fifth season as head coach and director of hockey operations for South Carolina. Last season, the Stingrays set an ECHL record with a 23-game winning streak from Feb. 7-March 27. The 23 consecutive wins are the second most in North American professional hockey history. South Carolina also set league records with a 13-game road winning streak and with 12 shutouts while reaching the Kelly Cup Finals for the fouth time in team history, tying the League mark for most Finals appearances.

In 2013-14, he received the John Brophy Award in recognition of being named the ECHL Coach of the Year after leading the Stingrays to their most wins since 2007-08 and to their first division title since 2000-01. South Carolina has improved its record in each of Carbery’s first four seasons as the team’s head coach.

The Victoria, British Columbia, native was named the sixth head coach in Stingrays history on July 26, 2011 after serving as the team’s assistant coach for one season under Cail MacLean. Carbery joined the organization as a player during the 2008-09 campaign and helped the club capture its ECHL-record third Kelly Cup championship. He recorded 22 goals and 26 assists for 48 points in 94 games with the Stingrays and was named the inaugural recipient of the Jerry Zucker Community Service Award in 2009.

Carbery skated in four professional seasons with the Bakersfield Condors, Stockton Thunder, Fresno Falcons and Stingrays of the ECHL and the Tulsa Oilers of the CHL totaling 117 points (48g-69a) in 244 games.


Coaching Record Reg. Season Playoffs
Season Team Gms W L T Gms W L
2011-12S.C. Stingrays (ECHL) 7237287 945
2012-13S.C. Stingrays (ECHL) 7238268 404
2013-14S.C. Stingrays (ECHL) 7243236 404
2014-15S.C. Stingrays (ECHL) 7245207 271512
 ECHL Totals
 2881639728 441925