On Saturday January 9th, the South Carolina Stingrays announced the signing of American goaltender Jake Kupsky. The two sides agreed to terms on a standard player contract for the upcoming season.
Kupsky, 25, joins the Stingrays from the Pensacola Ice Flyers of the SPHL. Opening the season with the hockey club, Kupsky has appeared in four games thus far, compiling a record of 3-1-0. To go right alongside his record, Kupsky adds a GAA of 2.61 and a .912 save percentage.
While a rookie in 2019-20, Kupsky saw two ECHL stints between the Idaho Steelheads and Greenville Swamp Rabbits. In eight games split between the two clubs, the native of Waukesha, Wisconsin has put together a record of 4-2-1. He added on a GAA of 2.14 and a .921 save percentage.
Kupsky was selected by San Jose back in 2015, 193rd overall. He was chosen in the draft’s seventh round. He then began his pro career out of Pensacola, Florida in the SPHL. In doing so, he led the league in goals-against average with a 1.84. He also led in save percentage with a .933 through his first 14 games.
Prior to making the jump pro, Kupsky spent four seasons playing with the Union College Dutchmen in the NCAA. During his tenure, he earned a 23-22-5 record, all numbers he amassed in 59 career games. He also added a GAA of 2.86 and a .900 save percentage. Kupsky will look to fill the role of backup behind Alex Dubeau with Hunter Shepard out due to injury.