The South Carolina Stingrays signed an affiliation agreement with the National Hockey League's Boston Bruins on Thursday.

It's the third consecutive season the Stingrays have served as the ECHL affiliate of the Bruins.

"It has been a great relationship," Carbery said. "We have a lot of respect for the way they do things in Providence and Boston. We are happy to be back on board and excited about the future with them."

The Stingrays finished the 2013-14 season third in the ECHL's Eastern Conference and captured the South Division title with a record of 43-23-6 (92 points).

Carbery was named the ECHL Coach of the Year.

The Bruins closed the 2013-14 season first in the Eastern Conference with an NHL-best record of 54-19-9, winning the President's Trophy.

Earlier this summer, the Stingrays entered an NHL affiliation agreement with the Washington Capitals, who served as the team's affiliate for eight seasons prior to joining the Bruins before the 2012-13 campaign.

The dual affiliation is the second in Stingrays history and first since the 1994-95 season, when they partnered with the Buffalo Sabres and Vancouver Canucks.