Hershey Bears loan forward Tim Spencer to Stingrays

The Hershey Bears announced that forward Tim Spencer has been loaned to the South Carolina Stingrays. The announcement was made by Bears president/general manager Doug Yingst.

Spencer, 28, recorded 29 penalty minutes while dressing in 12 games for the Bears this season. He came to Hershey after playing overseas for the EIHL’s Sheffield Steelers in 2013-2014. In 61 games, the forward recorded 34 points (10 goals, 24 assists) and 147 penalty minutes, with his point total ranking eighth among his teammates.

The 6-6, 230-pound native of Carnduff, Saskatchewan, has appeared in 116 American Hockey League games with the Manitoba Moose, Binghamton Senators, Springfield Falcons and Bears, recording six points (three goals, three assists) and 292 penalty minutes. His pro career also includes 168 games spent with Alaska, Las Vegas, Elmira, Florida, Chicago and Trenton of the ECHL, with a total of 29 points (eight goals, 21 assists) and 541 penalty minutes.

The 2015 Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest will be held 8-11 a.m. Jan. 24 at St. Joseph Catholic Church Gym, 1695 Raoul Wallenberg, West Ashley.

Registration is free and begins at 8 a.m. at the gym on the day of the event.

The competition is open to both boys and girls in age groups 8-9; 10-11 and 12-13 (age as of April 1, 2015). Nineteen trophies will be awarded in six divisions, and six winners will advance to the state championship contest.

For more information, call chairman Joe Allen at 345-9555.