Stingrays Make History

By Andrew Miller
The Post and Courier

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – Travis Morin slid the puck down the length of the ice, looked up at the scoreboard, and knew it was over.

The South Carolina Stingrays were going to win the franchise’s third Kelly Cup title.

The Stingrays beat the Alaska Aces, 4-2, Friday night in Anchorage in a decisive Game 7 to capture the ECHL championship for the third time since joining the league 16 years ago.

As the Stingrays players poured over the bench and mobbed rookie goaltender James Reimer, head coach Jared Bednar turned to hug assistant coach Cail MacLean and the celebration was on.

“As soon as I cleared the puck out of our zone and I looked up at the clock and saw there was only five seconds left I knew we’d won,” said Morin, who played most of the playoffs with a severely sprained wrist. “It’s kind of hard to put into words how you feel at that moment. I mean, there’s definitely a lot of satisfaction, complete joy, but it’s not something you can describe.”

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