The South Carolina Stingrays have resigned forward Patrick Gaul for the 2013-14 season.
Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“We are extremely excited as an organization to have Patrick back in South Carolina for the 2013-14 season,” said head coach and Director of Hockey Operations Spencer Carbery. “He was a great addition to our group last year and brought a tremendous amount of energy and passion to the rink every day.”
After beginning his rookie campaign with the Mississippi RiverKings of the Southern Professional Hockey League last season, Gaul, 23, dressed in 33 regular-season contests with the Stingrays, earning six goals and four assists for 10 points. In four Kelly Cup Playoff games, the Pittsburgh native registered one assist. In Mississippi, he added 20 points (10 goals, 10 assists) in 31 games.
Prior to turning pro, the 5-8, 175-pound forward completed a four-year career at Notre Dame totaling 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in 80 contests and helping the Fighting Irish capture a CCHA Championship in 2008-09.
The University of South Carolina landed one of its top defensive targets Friday when defensive back Wesley Green of Lithonia, Ga., announced a commitment to the Gamecocks on Twitter.
Green picked the Gamecocks over Clemson, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Georgia.
“It’s always a good time to be a Gamecock,” Green said shortly after announcing his pledge. “It feels pretty good to finally get this weight off my shoulders about my recruiting process and to finally be able to say that I’m a Gamecock.”
Green becomes USC’s sixth commitment for the 2014 class.
Voice of the Tigers
The home radio booth at Clemson Memorial Stadium will be named in honor of Jim Phillips at a home football game this fall.
Phillips was the “Voice of the Tigers” for 35 years between 1968 and 2003. He died suddenly the Monday after broadcasting the Clemson vs. Furman game in Memorial Stadium on Sept. 8, 2003.