As I reported in Tuesday’s blog, the Stingrays were on the verge of signing a couple of forwards from the SPHL.
The first of what could be three players, is forward Parker Stanfield.
Stanfield is actually a guy that has played in the ECHL and produced, scoring 30 points (13 goals, 17 assists) in 47 games with Bakersfield during the 2011-12 season. This year he’s playing for the Peoria Rivermen in the SPHL where he has three goals and 11 assists in 16 games.
“Parker had a really good start to his pro career in Bakersfield,” said Stingrays coach Spencer Carbery. “I think last season what a tough year for him, Bakersfield didn’t have a whole lot and he and played in Europe. He went to Colorado’s camp, but they were pretty deep at forward, so he has played in Peoria. Parker has proven he can score in this league, so he’s not like a lot of SPHL players that we call up. He is a power forward with some skill.”
I’ve been told that there are more transactions on the way.
At this point in the season, I’m not sure if that’s good or bad!
Here’s some more info from our own Joey Z:
Stanfield, 23, dressed in 16 games with the Peoria Rivermen of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) this season scoring three goals and 11 assists for 14 points. Last season, the Orange County, California, native skated in 33 ECHL contests with the Bakersfield Condors grabbing 13 points (6 goals, 7 assists) after beginning the season with Poprad HK SKP in Slovakia. Currently in his third professional season, the 6-foot-2, 195-pound forward appeared in 80 total ECHL games, all with Bakersfield, totaling 19 goals and 24 assists for 43 points and attended training camp with the Colorado Eagles (ECHL) last summer.
Prior to turning pro, Stanfield competed in four seasons of junior hockey in the WHL with the Prince George Cougars and Everett Silvertips picking up 130 points (58 goals, 72 assists) in 272 games.
Stanfield will wear jersey #16 with the Stingrays.