Spencer Carbery

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Spencer Carbery
Carbery,Spencer SCStingrays.jpg
Born (1981-11-09) November 9, 1981 (age 32)
Victoria, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Tulsa Oilers
Bakersfield Condors
Stockton Thunder
Fresno Falcons
South Carolina Stingrays
Playing career 2006–2010

Spencer Carbery (born November 9, 1981 in Victoria, British Columbia) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey left winger who is currently the head coach for the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL.

Playing career[edit]

Carbery played junior hockey with the Cowichan Valley Capitals of the BCHL for the 2000–01 season, scoring a combined 58 points in goals and assists during regular season play.

In 2002, Carbery attended the University of Alaska Anchorage, where he netted 3 points in goals and assists over 26 games. Carbery attended St. Norbert College from 2003 to 2006, finishing out his NCAA career with 103 points in goals and assists in the regular season.

Carbery turned pro in 2006, signing with the Tulsa Oilers of the CHL. During the 2006–07 season, he earned 44 points (16 goals, 28 assists) over 63 games in the regular season.

In 2007, Carbery moved to the ECHL, where he split the season between the Bakersfield Condors (18 games, 3 goals, 3 assists), the Stockton Thunder (20 games, 0 goals, 2 assists), and the Fresno Falcons (20 games, 2 goals, 2 assists). Carbery also saw playoff action with the Falcons in 2008, playing 1 game in the National Conference quarterfinals.

Carbery remained with the Falcons for the beginning of the 2008–09 season, pulling down 13 points in combined goals and assists over 29 games in the regular season. Following suspension of Falcons operations, Carbery joined the South Carolina Stingrays' roster, scoring 29 points (12 goals, 7 assists) over 39 games.[1] Playoff action with the Stingrays culminated in 5 goals, 8 assists, and a Kelly Cup championship for Carbery.

On September 11, 2009 Carbery re-signed as a free agent on a one-year contract to return to South Carolina.[2] In the 2009–10 season on January 7, 2010, Spencer was selected to represent the Stingrays as an alternate captain.[3] To positive effect he quickly responded in achieving a Gordie Howe hat trick on January 16, 2010, against the Kalamazoo Wings.[4] On January 25, 2010, his goal against the Reading Royals aided the Stingrays in tying the ECHL record for the most players with a point in one game. All 15 skaters registered a point in the 8-5 victory over the Royals.[5]

Coaching career[edit]

On August 31, 2010, Carbery announced his retirement from professional hockey and was named the Stingrays' assistant coach.[6] He served as assistant coach for the 2010–11 season, helping lead the team to a 37–29–3–3 regular season record and an appearance in the 2011 Kelly Cup playoffs.

After head coach Cail MacLean resigned to accept a position with the American Hockey League's Abbotsford Heat in July 2011,[7] Carbery was named the team's sixth head coach and Director of Hockey Operations. At the age of 29, he was the youngest head coach in the ECHL at the time.[8]

Awards[edit]

  • Named to the NCHA All-Academic Team for 2004–05 and 2005–06.[9]
  • Awarded the South Carolina Stingrays' first-ever Jerry Zucker Community Service Award in March 2009.

Personal life[edit]

Carbery was married in August 2009 to Casey Carbery. He has a brother, Kasey and sister-in-law Jennifer, who live in Columbia, SC, along with the Carberys' mother, Kate Stackhouse.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Cowichan Valley Capitals BCHL 60 31 27 58 32
2002–03 Alaska Anchorage Seawolves WCHA 26 1 2 3 22
2003–04 St. Norbert College Green Knights NCHA 29 20 21 41 8
2004–05 St. Norbert College Green Knights NCHA 30 24 12 36 40
2005–06 St. Norbert College Green Knights NCHA 28 11 12 23 41
2006–07 Tulsa Oilers CHL 63 16 28 44 157
2007–08 Bakersfield Condors ECHL 18 3 3 6 44
2007–08 Stockton Thunder ECHL 20 0 2 2 43
2007–08 Fresno Falcons ECHL 20 2 2 4 68 1 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Fresno Falcons ECHL 29 5 8 13 68
2008–09 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 39 12 7 19 126 23 5 8 13 62
2009–10 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 55 10 19 29 132 5 0 0 0 20
ECHL totals 181 32 41 73 481 29 5 8 13 82

References[edit]

  1. ^ Press release (January 5, 2009). "Rays add Curry, Carbery to roster". South Carolina Stingrays. Retrieved July 1, 2010. 
  2. ^ Staff reports (September 11, 2009). "Carbery back for Stingrays". Post and Courier. Retrieved July 1, 2010. 
  3. ^ Press release (January 7, 2010). "Stingrays announce Captain and Alternates". South Carolina Stingrays. Retrieved July 1, 2010. 
  4. ^ Miller, Andrew (January 17, 2010). "Carbery spreads Wings". Post and Courier. Retrieved July 1, 2010. 
  5. ^ Press release (January 25, 2010). "Stingrays tie ECHL record for most players with point". ECHL. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  6. ^ Press release (August 31, 2010). "Stingrays keep it in the Family: Carbery named assistant coach". South Carolina Stingrays. Retrieved September 2, 2010. 
  7. ^ Miller, Andrew (July 21, 2011). "Stingrays head coach taking job with Abbotsford Heat". Post and Courier. Retrieved July 26, 2011. .
  8. ^ Press release (July 26, 2011). "Stingrays name Carbery sixth head coach in team history". ECHL. Retrieved July 26, 2011. 
  9. ^ "2005-06 NCHA men's All-Academic team". Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. February 23, 2006. Retrieved January 23, 2010. 

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Preceded by
Cail MacLean
South Carolina Stingrays head coach
2011–current
Succeeded by
current