Thursday, June 12, 2014
The South Carolina Stingrays, celebrating 22 seasons of hockey in the Lowcountry, recently announced the team’s 2014-15 regular-season schedule.
The 2014-15 campaign kicks off against the South-Division rival Florida Everblades on Oct. 17 in Estero, Fla. and the Stingrays celebrate the home opener on Oct. 25 with a rematch of the 2013 Easter Conference Quarterfinals against the Wheeling Nailers at the North Charleston Coliseum.
The Stingrays have four home stands of at least three-straight contests including three season-high five-game stretches from Oct. 31-Nov. 9, Nov. 14-23 and Jan. 16-25.
On the road, the Stingrays have seven stretches of three or more games in a row including a season-long seven-game road trip spanning March 25-April 4.
New this season, the Stingrays host two Saturday afternoon contests for fans and families during the holiday season. Nov. 29 and Dec. 27 games take place at 3:05.
The Stingrays battle the newest member of the ECHL, the Indianapolis Fuel, three times in 2014-15, meeting for the first time on Jan. 17 at the North Charleston Coliseum, in South Carolina again on March 20 and visit the Fairgrounds Coliseum in Indianapolis, Ind. on March 28.
Throughout the season, the Stingrays skate in 11 three-game, three-day series. Of the 36 home games, 32 take place on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. The schedule features holiday games at home on Halloween (Oct. 31 vs. Greenville) and New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31 vs. Florida) and on the road on Thanksgiving (Nov. 27 at Gwinnett) and Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14 at Gwinnett).
The full schedule can be viewed at StingraysHockey.com. All dates and times are subject to change.
Throughout the campaign, the Stingrays will host several popular theme nights including the return of Opening Night, Teddy Bear Toss, Pack the House Night, Pink in the Rink, Fan Appreciation and Hall of Fame Night and more. Look for a complete promotional schedule in the coming weeks.
The Stingrays regular-season schedule ends on April 11 against the Evansville IceMen at the North Charleston Coliseum.
2014-15 Schedule Breakdown
Most Common Opponent: Gwinnett Gladiators (16 games)
Least Common Opponent: Elmira (1 game); No games against Kalamazoo Wings or Fort Wayne Komets
Longest Home stand: 5 games (October 31-November 9, November 14-23, January 16-25)
Longest Road Trip: 7 games (March 25-April 4)
Longest Series Against One Team: Gwinnett Gladiators (4 games; November 25-30)
Longest Series Against One Division: South Division – 12 games (November 7-30)
Busiest Month: November and December (14 games)
Cincinnati: 2 home, 1 away (3 total)
Elmira: 0 home, 1 away (1 total)
Evansville: 2 home, 1 away (3 total)
Florida: 5 home, 6 away (11 total)
Fort Wayne: No Games
Greenville: 5 home, 8 away, 1 TBD (14 total)
Gwinnett: 8 home, 8 away (16 total)
Indianapolis: 2 home, 1 away (3 total)
Kalamazoo: No Games
Orlando: 4 home, 7 away (11 total)
Reading: 1 home, 2 away (3 total)
Toledo: 3 home, 1 away (4 total)
Wheeling: 3 home, 0 away (3 total)
October: 2 home, 4 away (6 total)
November: 11 home, 3 away (14 total)
December: 7 home, 7 away (14 total)
January: 5 home, 7 away (12 total)
February: 4 home, 5 away (9 total)
March: 5 home, 7 away (12 total)
April: 1 home, 3 away (4 total)
*One game TBD
Monday: 0 home, 2 away (2 total)
Tuesday: 2 home, 2 away (4 total)
Wednesday: 1 home, 2 away (3 total)
Thursday: 0 home, 5 away (5 total)
Friday: 8 home, 10 away (18 total)
Saturday: 14 home, 10 away (24 total)
Sunday: 10 home, 5 away (15 total)
*One game TBD
South Division: 22 home, 29 away, 1 TBD (52 total)
North Division: 9 home, 4 away (13 total)
Atlantic Division: 4 home, 3 away (7 total)
Three Games in Three Days: 11 (2 home, 4 road, 5 split)
Four Games in Five Days: 2 (December 5-9, March 25-29)
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