The South Carolina Stingrays announced today that former Stingrays forwards Marty Clapton, Matt Scherer, Pierre-Luc O’Brien and defenseman Trevor Johnson are the four nominees for the 2013 Stingrays Hall of Fame presented by The Post and Courier.
The Post and Courier Hall of Fame Night and induction ceremony is Friday, March 22 (Oh no, that means I’ve got to break out my spring suit) during the Stingrays game against the Gwinnett Gladiators at 7:05 at the North Charleston Coliseum.
Fans can vote for the Stingrays Hall of Fame using special ballots printed in editions of the Post and Courier and online at StingraysHockey.com.
Clapton dressed for the Stingrays for six seasons (2000-06), stands fourth all-time in team history in games played (373) and is a member of the 2001 Kelly Cup Championship team. The Newton, Massachusetts, native is ninth all-time in team history in goals (75) and points (218).
Scherer served as the Stingrays’ team captain from 2009-12, played five consecutive seasons (2007-12) with the organization and is a member off the 2009 Kelly Cup Championship team. The Seattle, Washington, native ranks seventh all-time in games played as a Stingray with 308 and won the Jerry Zucker Community Service Award in 2010.
O’Brien is a member of the 2009 Kelly Cup Championship team and led the Stingrays in points (52) during the 2011-12 campaign. A native of Nicolet, Quebec, O’Brien dressed for four seasons with the Stingrays (2007-09, 2010-12) and stands eighth all-time in team points (219) and tenth all-time in goals (70).
Johnson played six consecutive seasons in the Lowcountry, served as team captain and ranks third all-time in team history with 930 penalty minutes. A member of the 2001 Kelly Cup Championship team, the Davidson, Saskatchewan, native is fifth in Stingrays history with 331 games played.