The South Carolina Stingrays, celebrating 21 seasons of hockey in the Lowcountry and proud ECHL affiliate of the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League, announced today that forward Marc Hagel is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for November 4-10.
Hagel, 25, recorded three goals and two assists for five points in three games last week as the Stingrays went 2-0-1-0 and extended their ECHL-best season-opening unbeaten streak to 9-0-1-1. The Hamilton, Ontario, native scored two goals Thursday night including the game-winning tally in the team's 4-2 win at Greenville, added a goal in a 3-2 overtime loss against Evansville Friday at the North Charleston Coliseum and wrapped up the week with two assists in a 6-5 shootout victory over Evansville Saturday in North Charleston.
Currently in his first professional season, Hagel is second among ECHL rookies with six goals and fourth among first-year players with nine points (six goals, three assists). The 6-foot, 196-pound forward is also fourth among rookies in plus-minus at +7. Prior to turning pro, Hagel scored 34 points (17 goals, 17 assists) in 92 games at Princeton University from 2008-12 and spent last season with Miami University picking up 19 points (six goals, 13 assists) in 42 games. He made his pro debut at the end of last season acquiring two assists in six games with the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League.
The Stingrays, in partnership with the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Department of Neurosciences and the South Carolina Advocates for Epilepsy (S.A.F.E.), celebrate Hockey Heroes for Epilepsy Night on Saturday, November 16 at 7:05 p.m. against the Florida Everblades at the North Charleston Coliseum. The players will wear special purple-themed Epilepsy Awareness jerseys and auction them off live after the contest. The night will also feature a silent auction on the main concourse including autographed sports and Hollywood memorabilia, gift certificates and gift baskets, jewelry, vacation packages, original art and more as well as special performances during the intermissions. Click here for a complete list of items.