This is also posted on the ECHL website, as two former BCHL players have signed with the South Carolina Stingrays for the 2012-13 season.
F Mike Ullrich D Damon Kipp
North Charleston, S.C. – The South Carolina Stingrays, proud ECHL affiliate of the Boston Bruins, announced today that the team has agreed to terms with forward Mike Ullrich and defenseman Damon Kipp.
Ullrich, 25, scored 29 goals and 35 assists for 64 points in 66 games with the Tulsa Oilers of the Central Hockey League last season, tying him for the team lead in points with current Stingrays forward Dylan Clarke. The Banff, Alberta native joined the Oilers for his rookie campaign after completing a three-year collegiate career at the South Alberta Institute of Technology. With the Trojans, Ullrich netted 139 points (40g-99a) in 81 games and led the team to two Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) championships and became the team’s all-time assists leader. In 2009-10, the 6-foot-2, 198-pound forward was named the ACAC Male Athlete of the Year out of more than 1,500 athletes.
Kipp, 24, skated in four regular-season games (one assist) and seven postseason contests (one assist) with the Stingrays last season after finishing his senior year at the University of New Hampshire. In 140 games with the Wildcats, the Salmon Arm, British Columbia native added 45 points (11g-34a) and captained the team last season. During his freshman and sophomore seasons, Kipp was named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team.