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Rays Sign Kozun, McGauley Re-Assigned to Hershey

February 28, 2018 - ECHL (ECHL) - South Carolina Stingrays News Release

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - The South Carolina Stingrays, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Washington Capitals and AHL's Hershey Bears, have announced multiple transactions Wednesday. The team has agreed to terms with forward Tad Kozun, while forward Tim McGauley has been reassigned to Hershey by Washington.

Kozun, a native of Nipawin, Sask., played four seasons of college hockey at the University of Alaska-Anchorage in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) from 2014-18. During the 2017-18 season with the Seawolves, Kozun served as an alternate captain while suiting up for 33 games and scoring 15 points on five goals and 10 assists.

The 5-foot-11, 181 pound forward played in a total of 133 games over the past four seasons and scored 69 points (29 goals, 40 assists). Kozun proved to be extremely durable, missing just three total games during his collegiate career and played in all of the team's 34 contests during both his freshman and sophomore campaigns.

Before his time at school, Kozun played three seasons of junior hockey with his hometown team, the Nipawin Hawks in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) from 2011-14. During the 2013-14 season, he led the league with 38 goals and finished third in overall scoring with 65 points as an alternate captain.

McGauley has been producing at the best rate of his career as of late, securing eight points in his last seven games on three goals and five assists. A native of Wilcox, Sask., McGauley is third on the team in scoring this season with 36 points on 13 goals and 23 assists.

The 22-year-old is in his second professional season and was signed by the Capitals in October of 2015. He suited up for 39 games with the Stingrays during his rookie year in 2016-17, scoring 17 points on four goals and 13 assists.

South Carolina is in Cincinnati to face the Cyclones on Wednesday night at 7:35 p.m. The game can be heard live on the Stingrays Broadcast Network via Mixlr or

Single-game tickets for all Stingrays home games during the 2017-18 season are on sale now at the North Charleston Coliseum Box Office and

Group tickets for 10 or more fans are on sale now featuring discounted pricing and great benefits! For more information and to place an order call the Stingrays front office at 843-744-2248 or stop by 3300 W. Montague Ave. Suite A-200 during business hours.

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