Rays ink Sparks

The South Carolina Stingrays signed former Michigan star Lindsay Sparks.

Sparks, 23, recently completed a four-year collegiate career at the University of Michigan and appeared in three games with the ECHL’s Fort Wayne Komets adding two assists last season. With the Wolverines, the Oakville, Ontario, native totaled 35 points (17 goals, 18 assists) in 83 games and helped the team capture the CCHA Championship in 2010 and reach the NCAA Frozen Four title game in 2011 alongside current Stingrays defenseman Scooter Vaughan.

“Lindsay is a player that can bring a lot of offensive ability to our group,” Carbery said. “He’s hungry to prove that he can produce at the pro level and be counted on in that role. We are looking forward to seeing what he’s capable of while helping him develop his overall game.”

Before college, Sparks skated three seasons of junior hockey with the Oakville Blades of the OPJHL and OJHL registering 109 points (34 goals, 75 assists) in 111 contests and winning the OJHL championship in 2008.