NORTH CHARLESTON, SC – South Carolina has announced the signing of two goalies to tryout agreements today. Greg Lewis out of Clarkson university and Troy Passingham out of Ryerson University in Toronto.
Lewis, who is 25, was once the hottest goalie in the country when he took over the starting role for the Golden Knights this past season going 8-1-1 with a 1.39 GAA and .944 save percentage in 10 games. He would finish the season as the recipient of Clarkson’s Bill Harrison Most Valuable Player award with a 14-9-2 with a 2.04 goals against average and a .925 save percentage. You can read more about his season here.
Passingham is also 25, but is a bit of a monster in net, standing at 6-foot-5 (Lewis is 6-foot-1) and weighing 220 pounds. In the 2009-2010 season, he went 35-10-3 to lead his junior team the Windsor Spitfires to a Memorial Cup championship. He has one game of ECHL experience appearing with the Florida Everblades in a loss to Wheeling. He last played at Ryerson University going 49-50 in 99 games over 5 seasons.
The goaltending situation is still up in the air for the Washington Capitals organization from Hershey down to South Carolina. The Capitals have made their plan clear to keep Adam Carlson with the Stingrays for the upcoming season. The crease in Hershey is crowded with the likes of Vitek Vanecek, Joe Cannata and (Potentially) Drew MacIntyre. The Capitals planned on signing another goalie to an AHL deal to play alongside Carlso in Hershey and may have done that by signing Parker Milner who appeared in 26 games at the ECHL level for the Missouri Mavericks this past season.
Lots of names to consider, it will be interesting to see where they all fall by the time the Stingrays kick off the season on October 22nd.