The South Carolina Stingrays are an ECHL team based in the City of North Charleston, and since 2004, the team has been affiliated with the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League. The Stingrays play their home games at the North Charleston Coliseum.
The Stingrays are the current ECHL Kelly Cup Champions. The 2009 championship, won following a seven-game final against the Alaska Aces, along with championships in 1997 and 2001, tie them with the Hampton Roads Admirals for the most Kelly/Riley Cup wins in league history. Alongside the Idaho Steelheads, they are one of only two active ECHL teams to win multiple league championships. They are also the first ECHL team and one of three overall to win both a regular season and postseason championship in the same year, with the Alaska Aces (2006) and Cincinnati Cyclones (2008) later accomplishing the feat.