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Capitals Renew ECHL Affiliation with South Carolina Stingrays

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have renewed their affiliation agreement with the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL for the 2007-08 season, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.

 
“We are excited to have extended our affiliation with South Carolina as the Stingrays prepare to celebrate their 15th season,” McPhee said. “Our prospects have had a terrific experience with the Stingrays, and we look forward to continue working together.”
 
Six Capitals prospects spent at least some time with South Carolina in 2006-07, the third year of the affiliation, as the Stingrays finished 36-27-4-5. Six players who have played for the Stingrays are currently under contract with Washington: Viktor Dovgan, Daren Machesney, Travis Morin, Sasha Pokulok, Steve Werner and Kyle Wilson.
 
“Our affiliation and relationship with the Capitals has certainly grown over the last three years,” Stingrays head coach Jared Bednar said. “We hope to continue that success and develop players for the next level.”
 
In January the Capitals renewed their affiliation agreement with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League through the 2007-08 season.
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