On Monday January 25th, the South Carolina Stingrays announced the signings of Craig Pantano and defensemen Paul Meyer. Both players agreed to terms on standard player contracts for 2020-21.
Pantano will begin his rookie season after spending four years in the NCAA. He did so with the Merrimack Warriors, while finishing his tenure with the Northeastern Huskies. Last season while playing with the Huskies, the backstop played 34 games, amassing a record of 18-313-3. He finished with a goals-against-average of 2.50 and a .915 save percentage. This also included two shutouts.
Prior to attending Northeastern, spent three seasons playing with the Merrimack Warriors. From 2016-2019, Pantano, in 59 appearances, amassed a record of 17-29-5. He finished with a goals-against-average of 2.86 and .902 save percentage. This also included five shutouts.
Meyer continues his rookie year, which he began with the Orlando Solar Bears. A native of Edina, Minnesota, Meyer comes off four years at college in which he spent with the Colgate Raiders. During the tenure he spent there, the defensemen amassed 22 points, racking up five goals along with 17 assists. He did so in 140 career games.
Prior to committing to college, Meyer played one year of junior in the BCHL with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. While with the organization, Meyer amassed 34 points, racking up eight goals along with 26 assists.
The Stingrays return to action on Wednesday as they stop home for one game against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. Puck drop at North Charleston Coliseum is scheduled to fall at 7:05pmET. The two don’t meet again until March 31st, where they will close out the season.