Behind the ECHL Benches – Spencer Carbery, South Carolina Stingrays

Spencer Carbery is in his second season as head coach and director of hockey operations for South Carolina. In his first year behind the Stingrays bench last season, Carbery led the team to a 37-28-4-3 record and a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs, marking the 18th time in 19 ECHL seasons that the Stingrays have qualified for the postseason. 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 current Abbotsford Heat Assistant Coach 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