Goalie Stirling Returns to Bullies
Netminder Holds Franchise Record for Most Wins in a Season
Saturday, August 24, 2002
By Mary Rose Faustman
The Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies of the East Coast Hockey League re-signed goaltender Scott Stirling, it was announced today by Bullies Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Mike Haviland. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Last season, the 25-year old from Hull, Mass., set a franchise record for most wins in a season with 24. He appeared in 42 games and posted a 24-12-3 record with a 2.74 goals against average and a .918 save percentage. Stirling also played five games for the Peoria Rivermen registering a 2.00 goals against average, a .923 save percentage, and a 4-1-0 record.
In the first two rounds of the 2002 Kelly Cup Playoffs, the 6-2, 205-pound netminder stood out as the Bullies' most valuable player, earning two shutout victories, a 1.86 GAA, and a 0.944 save percentage in eight games.
"We are excited to have Scott back for another season in Atlantic City," commented Haviland. "He played a major role in the team's success last year and we're looking forward to another year of exceptional play from him."
As a member of the Trenton Titans in the 2000-01 season, Stirling was named Rookie of the Year and Goaltender of the Year. Behind a solid defensive corps, Stirling helped the Titans reach the 2001 Kelly Cup Finals against the South Carolina Stingrays.
The 2002 Kelly Cup Playoffs Northeast Division Champion Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies play at Boardwalk Hall. Season tickets for the 2002-03 regular season are on sale by calling (609) 348-PUCK. For more information on South Jersey's newest professional sports franchise, visit www.boardwalkbullies.com.
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