Bishop called up to Manchester

Facing one of the biggest weekends of hockey all season against the Greenville Road Warriors, the Stingrays will be short-handed — again.

Hunter Bishop, the Stingrays leading goal-scorer, has been loaned to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (AHL).

The Stingrays were already short-handed. Matt Beca, Kevin Quick, and Tyler NcNeely were already up in the AHL. Alden Hisrchfeld left the Lowcountry as well earlier in the week when he returned to Providence.

Several of the injured players could return this weekend. Chris Langkow, Andrew Sackrison, Tyler Johnson and Ryan Hayes have been skating this week.

The Stingrays are battling for their playoff lives right now and they have had little success  against the Road Warriors this season, winning just one game in six matchups.

Bishop, 25, leads the Stingrays in points (49, 24 goals, 25 assists) and goals in 48 games played and is currently on a six-game point streak (four goals, five assists). Earlier this season, the Fairbanks, Alaska, native dressed in four total contests with the Lake Erie Monsters (three games) and Rochester Americans (one game) of the AHL adding no points. Missing last season due to injury, Bishop competed in 34 AHL contests with the Hamilton Bulldogs in 2010-11 grabbing four goals and four assists for eight points. Prior to turning pro, Bishop attended Ohio State University for two seasons (2008-10) and skated in four contests with the University of North Dakota in 2006-07 totaling 59 points (29 goals, 30 assists) in 79 games.

5 thoughts on “Bishop called up to Manchester

  1. We’ll find out what kind of heart this team has; they need to have a repeat performance of last week getting 5 out 6 possible points even though they let one point get away. I think if they continue to hit everything in sight I believe they have a chance especially against they’re skill guys. The goaltending is good!!!

    GO Hawks!! The record will fall tonight against SJ.

  2. Coach Carbery has to be very pleased after Friday’s Greenville game. With all the “good guys” called up, his team gave a strong performance of playing “the system” that Coach has been preaching all season.With the sparkling goal tending of the past two months, adhering to “the system” is finally paying off and appears to be the recipe for success with the players we will go into the playoffs with. Nice job, Spencer.

  3. The decision for the weekend; will Carbery play Zapolski to see if he can shut Gville out for the weekend?

    Connelly is one of the dirtiest players to ever play in the ECHL. Too bad Scooter didn’t pound on him like he did Ziegler.

  4. All,
    After the game I asked that very question to Spencer about starting Zapolski today against Greenville for the third straight game.
    His answer was that Jeff Jakaitis would start this afternoon in Greenville.

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