So. .. what that took only two games.
The Stingrays offensive juggernaut was able to stay together for exactly two games. … one weekend. … before the AHL came swooping in.
In case you hadn’t heard, South Carolina Stingrays centerman Justin Maylan has been loaned to the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Maylan, 22, appeared in two games with the Stingrays this past weekend against Reading, recording one assist.
Maylan has been centering a line with Igor Gongalsky (LW) and Wayne Simpson (RW).
My guess is that Patrick Gaul will be inserted into the lineup and onto the third line with Painchaud and Downing.
From what I’m told this isn’t a long-term call up, but you never know. Maylan could go up the Oklahoma City and produce and you’ll never see him again.
Here’s some info on Maylan as provided by Joey Z:
The Calgary, Alberta, native played in 49 games with the ECHL’s Stockton Thunder last season finishing third on the team with 40 points (18 goals, 22 assists). Before suffering a season-ending injury in early February, Maylan was third among ECHL rookies in scoring and power-play points (15) and second among first-year players with 12 power-play assists and 144 shots.
Maylan represented the Thunder in the 2013 ECHL All-Star Game, recording one assist in the ECHL All-Stars’ 7-3 victory over the Colorado All-Stars. The Stingrays acquired the ECHL rights to Maylan on June 12 to complete a trade that involved former Stingrays captain Shawn Weller.
Maylan played one game for the Portland Pirates during the 2011-12 season.
Here’s a new feature that I’m hoping to be consistent with throughout the season. At the start of any home series, I’m going to try and preview the opposing team. We’ll see how this goes.
Scouting the Road Warriors
Head Coach: Dean Stork (4th season) 125-75-18.
Record: 2-0-0, 4 points (1st South Division)
NHL Affiliation: New York Rangers/Philadelphia Flyers
AHL Affiliation: Hartford Wolf Pack/Adirondack Phantoms
Season series: 8-5-0-1 (2012-13 season)
GF: 4.00, (1st)
GA: 2.00, (5th)
PP: 40.0% (2nd)
PK: 75.0% (18th)
Greenville’s Jordie Johnston
Notes: Two of the Road Warriors top scorers: Andrew Rowe (3 goals, 1 assist, 4 points) and Michael St. Croix (1-3-4) have both been called up to Hartford. St. Croix was a 4th-round pick of the Rangers during the 2011 NHL Draft. Jordie Johnston (2-1-3), who scored 22 goals a year ago for the Road Warriors, is Greenville’s top scorer on the roster.
Here’s a couple of news items on the Road Warriors.