Nelson's Alex MacLeod scores first ECHL goal
Nelson’s Alex MacLeod scored his first two regular season East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) goals on Friday night.
The 25-year-old was called up to the South Carolina Stingrays earlier this month from the Southern Professional Hockey League’s Columbus Cottonmouths where he has played most of this season.
On Friday night against the Orlando Solar Bears, the Nelson Minor Hockey Association grad scored a pair of goals in a 4-3 overtime loss.
MacLeod has now played seven games with the Stingrays and has four points in that time. He is a plus-three heading into this afternoon’s game against the Solar Bears.
MacLeod is in his first professional hockey season. He played four years at Michigan Tech where he skated in 144 games and was named to the WCHA all-academic team.
MacLeod and the Stingrays will return home to North Charleston on Monday to prepare for an important match-up against the Gwinnett Gladiators at the 13,000-seat North Charleston Coliseum. The team is planning a Dog Days of Winter for that game where fans are encouraged to bring their dogs to the game. There will be a weiner dog race on the ice between the first and second period.
The Stingrays are an affiliate with the NHL’s Boston Bruins.