The South Carolina Stingrays announced the team’s 2013 Kelly Cup Playoff Roster. The roster consists of 10 forwards, seven defenseman, two goaltenders and six players on the playoff eligible list.
One name you’ll see that is missing is Matt Beca. My assumption here is that Beca is on the Everblades roster after the Rays acquired D-man Ryan McGinnis, but we’ll see.
I talked with Rays HC Spencer Carbery and he essentially has just two spots left for guys coming back from the AHL. So not every AHL guy can return to the Stingrays. My guess is that those two spots will go to Hunter Bishop and Tyler McNeely. He said there’s almost no way we’ll see Tommy Cross.
So, here’s the list with some of the ECHL fine print at the bottom.
Playoff Eligible List (6)
ECHL Playoff Rosters consist of a maximum of 23 Players – a 20-man active roster and a three-man reserve list. Upon submission of its Playoff Roster, each Member is required to include:
1. A minimum of 19 active, available (i.e. not injured or on recall) Players; and
2. A list of all other Players who meet the Playoff Roster Eligibility requirements, but who are unavailable at the time that Playoff Rosters are due to the League Office due to recall to the AHL or NHL. The Playoff Eligible List may only list Players who are unavailable due to recall. All other players (i.e. injured Players) must be listed on a Member’s initial Playoff Roster (active roster or reserve list) in order to participate in the Playoffs.
Throughout the Playoffs, but prior to the start of the Conference Finals, as the recalled Players listed on a Member’s Playoff Eligible List become available (due to assignment, release from PTO or their respective AHL teams’ seasons having ended), Members shall be permitted to supplement their initial Playoff Rosters with Players listed on their Playoff Eligible Lists, up to a maximum of 23 Players total. Once a Member has named a total of 23 Players to its Playoff Roster, or the Conference Finals have begun (whichever comes first), the Member’s Playoff Roster shall be fixed for the duration of the Playoffs (barring emergency conditions).
A Player who has finished the Regular Season on Injured Reserve may still be named to a Member’s 23-man Playoff Roster and will be eligible to participate in the Playoffs once his full IR time has been completed (provided all other playoff eligibility requirements have been satisfied). Once a Player has fully completed his remaining IR time, he may be activated and placed on the Member’s Active Roster.
Emergency conditions shall be established when the playing strength of the Member, by reason of injury, illness, recall or suspension by the League, is reduced below two (2) goalkeepers and sixteen (16) skaters. However, should a Member release a Player(s) from its Playoff Roster, its emergency conditions will drop by the same number as the Players they release. Only amateur Players may be signed and added to the Active Roster under emergency conditions.