Spinell returns from Providence; Rays sign Rodrigues, Rempel

So, while I was out Christmas shopping, saw this come over my email.

Looks like the Stingrays will get some reinforcements tonight. I had wondered why Providence had called up defensive Steve Spinell to sit him in the stands.


Rays D Steve Spinell returns from Providence.


Well, he’s back.

The Rays also got Paul Rodrigues on loan from the Pensacola Ice Flyers of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) and signed defenseman Brendan Rempel.

Rodrigues, 25, has 26 points (5 goals, 21 assists) in 20 games with the Ice Flyers this season. Currently in his first professional campaign, the Etobicoke, Ontario, native totaled 133 points (50 goals, 83 assists) in 112 contests over four seasons at SUNY-Oswego.

Rempel, 22, skated in one game with the Evansville IceMen (ECHL) this season picking up two penalty minutes and dressed in five games with the ECHL’s Trenton Titans last season netting two assists after attending Harvard University for four seasons alongside Stingrays defenseman Ryan Grimshaw. With the Crimson, the Willington, Connecticut, product registered one goal and 10 assists in 81 games.



3 thoughts on “Spinell returns from Providence; Rays sign Rodrigues, Rempel

  1. I thought Parker Stanfield played with a lot of speed and physical at times. Gongalsky played his best game of the year from the standpoint of just playing smart. We took some cheap penalties! Jakaitis as usual doesn’t disappoint.

    Painchaud hasn’t played the last two games in Norfolk..

  2. OK, somebody help me. Why has Stanfield been released? Without him Sunday we’re not even in that game. He and Gaul stood out with their effort and hustle. I was really impressed and felt like he could stick with this team even when we get some of our regulars back. Really disappointed and mystified by this.

  3. All,
    Parker Stanfield was given the option to stay in South Carolina by Rays HC Spencer Carbery. However, Parker had a fiance’ in Peoria and a couple of dogs and didn’t want to leave them for a full-time gig with the Stingrays.

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