Rookie forward Sparks joins Stingrays

North Charleston, S.C. – The
South Carolina Stingrays and Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Spencer Carbery announced that the team has agreed to terms with first-year forward Lindsay Sparks.

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

Sparks, 23, recently completed a four-year collegiate career at the University of Michigan where he totaled 35 points (17g-18a) in 83 career games. He helped the Wolverines capture the CCHA Championship in 2010 and reach the NCAA Frozen Four title game in 2011 alongside current Stingrays defenseman Scooter Vaughan. The Oakville, Ontario native made his pro debut at the end of last season, recording two assists in three games with the Fort Wayne Komets.

Before college, Sparks skated three seasons of junior hockey with the Oakville Blades of the OPJHL and OJHL registering 109 points (34g-75a) in 111 contests and winning the OJHL championship in 2008.