The voice of the South Carolina Stingrays posted this picture on Twitter saying, “Took 1st step in summer project yesterday: sorted broken sticks collected from 14-15 season to build chars/tables”.
The following is an exchange of emails between him and I.
Q: What exactly is your summer project?
A: I am taking broken hockey sticks and making them into chairs and tables.
Q: What motivated you to take on this project?
A: I’ve made chairs before and thought it would be fun.
Q: How have you obtained the broken sticks?
A: Through the Stingrays and other ECHL/AHL teams.
Q: What player from the Stingrays broke his stick the most?
A: I would probably say Michal Cajkovsky.
Q: Do you plan on selling any of these?
A: I am not. These will be for my personal use and gifts.
Q: How long does it take to make each chair?
A: Good question. I’m not sure. I’ll be building them in my free time.
Q: Are you doing this so you don’t have to think about game 7*?
The Stingrays lost game of the Kelly Cup Finals 6-1 on June 14.
A: Oh no. I’m doing it for fun. Game 7 was a long time ago.
Q:Are you planning on mixing the sticks in a single chair or one team’s sticks one chair?
A:The chairs will be a blend of all the teams and players
Q:Are any goalie sticks in the pile?
A: Several. They were not in the picture.
When the Stingrays need an extra body, they sometimes put this guy in who aspires to be a goalie. For more updates and all things Stingrays, follow Joey on twitter @joeyZstingrays