I got to say, this honor couldn’t have happened to a nicer more stand up guy.
Former team captain Matt Scherer will be inducted into the Stingrays Hall of Fame during tonight’s game with the Gladiators.
The Stingrays also announced that defenseman Scooter Vaughan is the winner of the 2013 Jerry Zucker Community Service Award.
“It is a tremendous honor and I am very moved that people think that much of me,” Scherer said. “It is something I take with a tremendous amount of privilege.”
Scherer served as the Stingrays’ team captain from 2009-12, playing five seasons (2007-12) with the organization and helped lead the team to the 2009 Kelly Cup Championship. The Seattle, Washington, native ranks seventh all-time in games played (308) and finished his career with 65 goals and 62 assists.
“For the last five years, Matt Scherer has been a big part of the Stingrays organization,” said Stingrays president Rob Concannon said. “Not only a leader on the ice, he carried his role off the ice. He truly represented what our organization stands for.”