The biggest news out of Stingrays Nation today was the trade of defensemen Brendan Rempel to Las Vegas for future considerations.
With Ryan Grimshaw back from the AHL and Steve Spinell not too far behind, the Stingrays had to make room.
Also, learned late Thursday afternoon that Rays HC Spencer Carbery has managed to sign at least two players from the now defunct San Francisco Bulls.
A source out West couldn’t confirm which players, but he did know that at least two players and maybe even a third was picked up by the Stingrays.
My guess is that they will not be in the lineup Friday night against Orlando.
Here’s a story in the Orlando Sentinel about the Solar Bears on the road.
Here are some highlights from the Solar Bears 4-3 win over Gwinnett on Jan. 23
Scouting the Solar Bears
Head Coach: Vince Williams (1st season), 22-13-3 with Orlando; 75-86-21 in third season overall.
Record: 22-13-3, 47 points (4th in Eastern Conference)
AHL Affiliation: Iowa Wild; Toronto Marlies
NHL Affiliation: Minnesota Wild; Toronto Maple Leafs
All-time series: 9-1-2.
Season series: Stingrays lead, 4-0-0.
GF: 3.05, (7th)
GA: 2.89, (12th)
PP: 10.8% (22nd)
PK: 87.4% (4th)
Top Scorer: FW Zach Harrison (38 GP, 12g, 18a, 30 pts)
Top Goalie: Cody Reichard (72-4-5, 3.34 GAA, .899 save)
2013-14 Stingrays vs. Solar Bear
Oct. 29 vs. Orlando 4-2 Win
Dec. 6 at Orlando 3-0 Win
Dec. 7 at Orlando 5-1 Win
Dec. 14 vs. Orlando 2-1 Win