Bears Assign Milner To South Carolina

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The Hershey Bears announced today that the club has assigned goaltender Parker Milner to the club’s ECHL affiliate, the South Carolina Stingrays. 

Milner was called up to Hershey on Thursday to backup Vitek Vanecek for Friday’s game against the Charlotte Checkers.

A backup was required due to an injury Ilya Samsonov sustained in practice earlier in the week. Milner’s return to South Carolina likely means that Samsonov, who made the trip to Charlotte, will be returning to the active roster.

The Bears face the Checkers tonight in Charlotte.


Milner, 28, has appeared in two games with the Stingrays this season, earning his first win Tuesday in Orlando. He was named the Warrior Hockey/ECHL Goaltender of the Year for his work in 2017-18, posting a 28-7-3 record with the Stingrays. His goals against average of 1.86 was the best in the ECHL, and the fourth best in league history.The two-time national champion at Boston College did not see any game action during his recall with Hershey.

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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