The Official Site of the South Carolina Stingrays

Washington Capitals

Team News

Stingrays Defeat Walleye 5-3

11/28/2009 8:02 PM -

Toledo, OH –The South Carolina Stingrays (12-6-1-3) defeated the Toledo Walleye (7-7-1-2) 5-3 Saturday night at Lucas County Arena in the second game of a three-in three weekend. Stingrays rookie forward Rob Ricci pushed his point streak to five games and goaltender Todd Ford made 36 saves.

The Walleye struck first notching a short-handed goal at 12:51 from defenseman Jean-Claude Sawyer. Right-winger Mark Nebus started a 2-on-1 rush towards the Stingrays zone after a shot from Stingrays defenseman Johann Kroll was blocked. Nebus fed Sawyer who was skating down the right-wing boards and beat Ford for the lead. Toledo doubled the score at 18:25 with a power-play tally from forward Derek Nesbitt. Center Chris Robertson assisted Nesbitt’s third of the season.

Toledo grabbed a 3-0 lead at 3:41 of the second period with a blast from defenseman Travis Ehrhardt beating Ford high glove-side. Ehrhardt’s first professional goal was assisted by Sawyer. The Stingrays answered back six seconds later as rookie Dain Prewitt buried his second of the season past Walleye goaltender Jordan Pearce from Nate Kiser and Jake Hauswirth. South Carolina outshot the Walleye in the second period 17 to 13.

Searching for momentum entering the third period, Stingrays forward Spencer Carbery went toe-to-toe with Nebus at 1:03. South Carolina responded at the 2:07 mark with a goal from Rob Ricci. Zach Tarkir and Matt Fornataro recorded the assists. Several seconds later the Stingrays tied the game at three as Fornataro found the back of the net at 3:00 from Johnson and Trent Campbell. The 3-3 tie lasted until 13:44 of the final period when Stingrays defenseman Josh Godfrey fired home a power-play goal beating Pearce high glove-side to grab the first Stingrays lead of the game. Keith Johnson picked up the assist. Carbery sealed the victory for the South Carolina with an empty-net goal at 18:50 from Ricci to complete the game scoring. Ford earned the win stopping 36 of 39 Walleye shots while Pearce knocked away 35 of 39. The Stingrays power play finished 1-for-6 on the evening. Toledo ended the night 1-for-4.

The Stingrays battle the Walleye once more tomorrow, November 29, at 5:30 p.m. at Lucas County Arena. Listen to the game LIVE at! The Stingrays return home Saturday, December 5 to battle the Elmira Jackals at 7:05 p.m. at North Charleston Coliseum. Saturday is Tailgate Saturday and Used Car Giveaway Night! Ticket packages and individual tickets are on sale now!  Call the Stingrays front office at (843) 744-2248 for more information.  For all the latest Stingrays news, visit

Search Archive »

Browse by Year »


Browse by Month »

February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006

Our Sponsors

Hyatt Place
Great Clips
Jason Hehr
Sessions Chiro
CiCi's Pizza
Fatz Cafe
Climate Makers
QEI Security & Technology
Crews Chevy
Blackbeards Cove
Charleston ENT
SC Aquarium
Southside 17
Carolina Ice Palace
Trident Health
SC Sports Med
South Carolina Advocates for Epilepsy
Appaliacian Springs
Jimmy Johns
Coastal Kids Dental
The Post and Courier
Visionary Insurance Advocates
Life Careers
Trident Pain Center
Coastal Vascular
Wild Wing Cafe
Orange Theory
o2 Fitness
Heritage Trust
Crews Subaru
King Street Grille
Savage Law Firm
Uncle Bobs Self Storage
Chas Country Environmental Management
Oceanside Advisors
East Bay Deli
Ms Roses
Charleston GI
Bison Branding
Dick's Sporting Goods
Health First
Smooth Move
Children's Museum of Lowcountry