Hoping to improve the team’s offensive attack, South Carolina Stingrays head coach Spencer Carbery traded defenseman Nick Tabisz to Cincinnati for forward Daniel Koger.
The Stingrays also signed defenseman Andrew Krelove from the Southern Professional Hockey League.
Defenseman Phil Oreskovic was assigned to the Stingrays from Hershey, of the American Hockey League, Thursday morning.
“It’s been a pretty busy couple of days for us,” Carbery said.
Koger, 22, played in 22 games with the Cyclones scoring five goals and 15 assists for 20 points. The Szekesfehervar, Hungary, native also appeared 13 games in the American Hockey League with the Milwaukee Admirals, Providence Bruins and St. John’s IceCaps.
In Hungary, the 6-foot-2, 195-pound forward won a silver medal in the 2009-10 and 2010-11 World Championships and claimed silver with the under-18 team and gold with the under-20 squad in 2006-07.
“He’s a big kid that has some skill and is still learning the North American game,” Carbery said. “We needed to improve our forwards and we think Daniel is going to help us. We hated to give up Nick because he was having a good year, but sometimes you need to give something up to get something.”
With Tabisz gone, Spencer signed Krelove, who had been playing for the SPHL’s Columbus Cottonmouths.
Krelove, 23, played in 41 games with the Columbus recording seven goals and 12 assists for 19 points.
“With Nick out of the lineup, we needed to add another defenseman,” Carbery said. “We didn’t know that Phil was going to come back to us this weekend. Andrew will stay with us this weekend and then we’ll make a decision from there.”
Oreskovic, 25, has spent the last six weeks in Hershey. He played in six games with the Bears grabbing one assist.
In 37 games with the Stingrays, the North York, Ontario, native has one assist and 56 penalty minutes.
“Phil’s been a rock back on our blue line all season, so he’s going to be a big addition,” Carbery said.