Thursday, June 16, 2011

The joys of the minors

We wish to congratulate Rich on becoming the first Stingrays player to win the Stanley Cup. He played with us in 2005 and was one of the top players in the league that season. As a Bostonian, I grew up watching the Bruins and to see where Richie is and where the team is, it’s incredible. When the Bruins acquired Rich at the trade deadline a few months back, they were hoping he could help them win a Stanley Cup and I believe he has been one of their best players throughout the playoffs. He has played many key roles and scored some big goals. It is a special time for Stingrays fans and the city of Boston."

Rob Concannon, President of the ECHL (Charleston) South Carolina Stingrays. Former players are now sponsoring the current Washington Capitals' AA affiliate, as one is the General Sales Manager for an auto dealership who is now an official sponsor, and another is the team's official oral surgeon (who even has a stingray on his medical practice's logo). Rich Peverley was an undrafted player who signed with Charleston in 2004 and earned an AHL contract in Milwaukee a year later. That led to an NHL call-up, and now the Stanley Cup. I was there for a few of his rookie games in the ECHL, and I can't believe now I've seen a Stanley Cup Champion.
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