NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – The South Carolina Stingrays and the Washington Capitals announced they have extended their affiliation. The Stingrays will be the ECHL affiliate of the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.
“Last season we had a very strong affiliation between the Stingrays, the Capitals and Portland of the AHL,” said South Carolina head coach Jason Fitzsimmons. “This year we expect to have another successful campaign with the Caps and the Hershey Bears.”
“We really enjoyed the first year of our relationship with the Stingrays and felt that it was mutually beneficial,” said Capitals vice president and general manager George McPhee. “We’ve extended the affiliation agreement and I hope that we can work together for a long time.”