Columbia’s Stringer Wins
ECHL Sportsmanship Award

PRINCETON, N.J. – The East Coast Hockey League announced on Friday that Rejean Stringer of the Columbia Inferno has been named as the recipient of the 2002-03 ECHL Sportsmanship Award as determined in a vote of ECHL coaches.

Named Second Team All-ECHL on Thursday, Stringer leads the ECHL with 11 game-winning goals while ranking second in scoring with 93 points and fifth in assists with 57. He has career professional highs in goals (36), assists (57) and points (93), and has broken Joel Trottier’s team record of 26 goals while breaking his own team records for assists (43) and points (57). Named as a starter in the 2003 Compuware/ECHL All-Star Game, Stringer assisted on both of the Southern Conference’s goals.

ECHL Sportsmanship Award Winners
2002-03 Rejean Stringer, Columbia Inferno
2001-02 Ben Stafford, Trenton Titansv2000-01 Jamie Ling, Dayton Bombers
1999-00 Jamie Ling, Dayton Bombers
1998-99 Jamie Ling, Dayton Bombers
1997-98 Cal Ingraham, Tallahassee Tiger Sharks
1996-97 Mike Ross, South Carolina Stingrays

The East Coast Hockey League will announce the 2002-03 CCM/Rookie of the Year Award winner on Saturday, March 29.