South Carolina’s Courtenay Named Reebok Hockey ECHL Plus Performer of the Month

PRINCETON, N.J. – South Carolina right wing Ed Courtenay is the Reebok Hockey ECHL Plus Performer of the Month after leading the ECHL with a plus-minus rating of +11 in February.

Courtenay was also selected as the ECHL Player of the Month after scoring 22 points (8g-14a) in 15 games, including seven multiple-point games and 10 games with at least one point.

The 16-year professional finished even or better in 13 of 15 games in February, including being +2 or better in four games. He was +5 and tied the league season-high with six points (2g-4a) in a 6-0 win at Pee Dee on February 25. The 6-4 and 220-pound Courtenay leads the Stingrays in plus-minus rating with +15 while ranking second on the team with 27 assists and third with 43 points. He set an ECHL season-high for consecutive home games with a point, scoring 19 points (7g-12a) in 12 games from November 11 to February 18.

In 2003-04 with South Carolina, Courtenay scored 66 points (29g-37a) in 69 regular season games and seven points (2g-5a) in seven Kelly Cup Playoff games. The 37-year-old played in the ECHL for Jacksonville in 1995-96, scoring two assists in three regular season games and 17 points (5g-12a) in 18 Riley Cup Playoff games. In 1996-97 with South Carolina, Courtenay (54g-56a) finished tied with teammate Mike Ross (50g-60a) for the ECHL lead in scoring with 110 points as the Stingrays won the inaugural Kelly Cup Championship.

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