Scott Ford continuing hockey career with South Carolina Stingrays

first_imgThe Stingrays have been playing solid hockey of late and have continued to do so since Ford joined the club. He’s been playing a lot of minutes in key situations and is hopeful the team can stay hot going forward.“I think I’ve been playing pretty well. I’ve kept it pretty simple. They have me playing a lot of minutes here in a shut down role penalty killing and playing a lot of defensive situations for our team. It’s turned out well. We’re 5-1 since I’ve come here. I’m excited to jump on board and help out any way I can. They were on a good stretch before I showed up and we’ve continued to play well and to have some success since I’ve been here and hopefully we can continue that into the break.”The Stingrays are in sixth place in their division but are 8-2 over their last ten games and have a record of 12-10-0-4. Ford and the Stingrays will next be in action tonight and tomorrow for a double dip against the Orlando Solar Bears. After spending the past six seasons with the Milwaukee Admirals Fort St. John’s Scott Ford has found himself a new team after signing with the South Carolina Stingrays of the East Coast Hockey League. Ford and the Stingrays came to an agreement two weeks ago and Ford has since stepped into a leadership role with the club.Ford has played in six games up to this point, registering a point and a plus/minus rating of +1. He’s also accumulated 12 penalty minutes.After kicking the tires around some AHL clubs and overseas, the South Carolina Stingrays got in touch with Ford and it’s been smooth sailing from there.- Advertisement -“I was trying to get an American league deal again and searching for some possibilities in Europe didn’t really come to fruition,” he explained. “I just wanted to play and expressed to my agent and some people in the community in Milwaukee where I was living that I wasn’t satisfied being done playing. It seemed like a good opportunity here and it’s been great so far.”Aside from the obvious positive of getting to continue on with his hockey career, playing in South Carolina has reunited Ford with another Fort St. John product in Braden Pimm.“It’s great having an opportunity to have two kids from our small community playing on the same team is fantastic,” he said. “I had the opportunity last year in Milwaukee to have Braden for ten games at the end of his college season. Having him there at the end of last year was pretty special. To come here and have him here on an every day basis and just seeing his growth and seeing him mature as a player and as a professional has been fantastic so far.”Advertisementlast_img read more