Greenville, SC –The South Carolina Stingrays (23-16-1-1) erased three one-goal deficits to defeat the Greenville Road Warriors (25-13-1-1) 5-3 at the Bi-Lo Center Friday night.
The Road Warriors kicked off the scoring early in the first period when defenseman Trevor Glass slapped home a pass from forward Marc-Olivier Vallerand under the blocker of Stingrays goaltender Jared DeMichiel at 4:49. Forward Mark Voakes earned the second assist. Stingrays forward Trent Campbell tied the contest at 7:04 from forwards Jake Hauswirth and Rob Ricci. Seconds later, Greenville reclaimed the lead as Voakes tapped in a loose puck at 7:15. Vallerand and forward Jimmy Kilpatrick received assists. The Stingrays made it 2-2 at 17:12 as forward David de Kastrozza snapped a shot between the legs of Road Warriors netminder Nic Riopel. Defenseman Nate Kiser assisted on de Kastrozza’s 15 tally of the season. Road Warriors forward Connor Shields reclaimed the lead at 17:40 from defenseman Blake Parlett and forward Shane Harper.
Stingrays defenseman Dustin Stevenson knotted the contest back up on the power play at 8:31 of the second period from Campbell and forward Tommy Goebel.
Defenseman Josh Godfrey broke the tie on the power play and gave the Stingrays their first lead of the night at 14:08 from forward Pierre-Luc O’Brien and defenseman Patrick Cullity. Goebel added an insurance marker less than a minute later from Cullity and Ricci at 15:03.
DeMichiel improved to 12-6-0-0 making 24 saves on 27 Road Warriors shots. Riopel suffered the loss stopping 24 of 29 Stingrays chances. Stingrays finished the night a perfect 2-for-2 on the power play while the Road Warriors went 0-for-3.
The Fifth Annual Pink in the Rink presented by East Cooper Medical Center is almost here! Join the Stingrays for a night of fun tomorrow, Saturday, January 22 at 7:05 p.m. at the North Charleston Coliseum as they battle the Road Warriors while wearing wear pink jerseys, skating on pink ice and playing with pink sticks to support the fight against breast cancer. The jerseys will be auctioned off LIVE at the end of the game with proceeds going to Susan G. Komen-Lowcountry! This season’s Pink in the Rink silent auction features many great items including a Washington Capitals jersey autographed by NHL superstar Alex Ovechkin, autographed sports memorabiliaand NASCAR tickets! All proceeds will be donated to help fight breast cancer.
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