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Quick Loaned to Rockford; Stingrays Claim Kuqali

February 15, 2013 - ECHL (ECHL) - South Carolina Stingrays News Release

North Charleston, S.C. - The South Carolina Stingrays, celebrating 20 seasons of hockey in the Lowcountry and proud ECHL affiliate of the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL), announced today that defenseman Kevin Quick has been loaned to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League (AHL). In a separate transaction, the Stingrays claimed defenseman Nick Kuqali off waivers from the Orlando Solar Bears.

Quick, 24, skated in 52 games with the Stingrays scoring one goal and 12 assists for 13 points. Last season, the Buffalo, New York, native helped the Florida Everblades (ECHL) capture their first Kelly Cup Championship last season appearing in 34 regular-season contests earning 10 assists and 16 postseason games netting a goal and three assists for four points. A third-round (78th overall) draft pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2006, Quick appeared in 173 games over three seasons with their AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals, registering 34 points (one goal, 33 assists). On January 13, 2009, he made his NHL debut with the Lightning and skated in six total contests earning one assist.

Kuqali, 27, dressed in three games with the Solar Bears adding no points. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, native started the season with the Mississippi Surge of the Southern Professional Hockey League totaling nine points (two goals, seven assists) in 29 games.

The Stingrays open a three-game road trip against the Solar Bears tonight, Friday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida and return to the Coliseum on Friday, February 22 for the Dog Days of Winter against the Gwinnett Gladiators at 7:05 p.m. Bring your dog to the game! Have a dachshund? Enter your dog into the Weiner Dog Race during the first in second intermissions by calling (843) 744-2248!

2013 Pink Packs are on sale now! The Stingrays celebrate their 7th Annual Pink in the Rink presented by East Cooper Regional Medical Center benefiting Susan G. Komen Lowcountry on Saturday, February 23 at 7:05 p.m. against the Greenville Road Warriors!

Help the Stingrays fight breast cancer with a Pink Pack! Each Pink Pack includes a ticket to the game with best available seating, a ticket to Hockey 101 with the Stingrays coaching staff and a 2013 Pink in the Rink puck, t-shirt and hat for $30! $5 from every Pink Pack will be donated to fight breast cancer!

Pink in the Rink group packages are available for groups of 10 or more starting at $11 with a portion on the proceeds going to fight breast cancer! Call the Stingrays Office at (843) 744-2248 for more information!

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