South Carolina Stingrays and Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations
Spencer Carbery announced today
that the team has agreed to terms with forward Marc Hagel. In keeping with club policy,
details of the agreement were not disclosed.
Hagel, 25, enters
his first full professional season after skating six games with the Lake Erie
Monsters of the American Hockey League last season adding two assists. The
Hamilton, Ontario, native joined the Monsters upon completion of his college
season at Miami University (Ohio) recording 19 points (six goals, 13 assists) in
42 games. Hagel transferred to the RedHawks after graduating from Princeton
University, but dressed in only three seasons, taking a medical redshirt his
junior year and leaving him one year of eligibility. With the Tigers, the Hagel
totaled 34 points (17 goals, 17 assists) in 92 contests, served as team captain
in 2011-12 and skated with Stingrays defenseman Derrick Pallis from 2008-12.
the 6-foot, 196-pound forward played three seasons of junior hockey in the OPJHL
with the Oakville Blades alongside Stingrays forward Lindsay Sparks and Hamilton Red Wings
burying 42 goals and 87 assists for 129 points in 120 total games. Hagel's older
brother, Kyle, competed in the Phoenix Coyotes (NHL) training camp this summer
and will start the upcoming season with their AHL affiliate, the Portland
Pirates. In five professional campaigns, Kyle acquired over 160 games of AHL
experience with Rockford, Peoria and Hamilton and 80 games in the ECHL with
Fresno, Reading and Las Vegas.
The Stingrays kick off their 21st
season of hockey in the Lowcountry on Saturday, October 19 against the defending
Kelly Cup Champion Reading Royals at 7:35 p.m. in Reading, Pennsylvania and
celebrate Opening Night, Stingrays Alumni Game, Zooperstars!
and 2013-14 schedule
giveaway presented by Savage Law Firm at the North Charleston
Coliseum on Saturday, October 26
against their in-state rivals, the Greenville Road Warriors, at 7:05 p.m.
Hall of Fame
players such as Jason Fitzsimmons,
Dave Seitz, Brett Marietti, Nate Kiser, Rob Concannon and Matt Scherer along with fan-favorites
Pierre-Luc O'Brien, Johann Kroll, Trevor Johnson and more return to the
Coliseum ice for a pregame Alumni Game before the Stingrays battle the
Greenville Road Warriors later that night. The world-famous Zooperstars! will perform during the
intermissions and the first 5,000 fans receive a 2013-14 magnet schedule! Click here to see the Zooperstars! in action!