Cincinnati, OH –Defenseman Zach Jones scored his first professional goal 2:52 into overtime to give the South Carolina Stingrays (25-18-1-1) a 3-2 victory over the Cincinnati Cyclones (19-17-6-2) at U.S. Bank Arena Wednesday night.
Forward Jake Hauswirth gave the Stingrays an early 1-0 lead 3:02 into the first period snapping a wrist shot under the blocker of Cyclones goaltender Marc Cheverie from the bottom of the left-wing circle. Forwards Matt Scherer and Grant McNeill assisted on Hauswirth’s seventh goal of the season.
The Cyclones tied the contest on the power play at 15:40 of the middle frame when forward Dustin Sproat deflected a shot from defenseman Brian O’Hanley under the glove of Stingrays netminder Jared DeMichiel. Defenseman Adam Comrie received the second assist. The Cyclones claimed the lead moments later when Comrie lifted a shot over the right pad of DeMichiel at 18:21 from forward Christiaan Minella.
Stingrays forward Dan Eves knotted the contest back up at 13:54 of the third period from McNeill. Jones completed the comeback in overtime from forwards Nikita Kashirsky and Tommy Goebel.
DeMichiel improved to 14-8-0-0 stopping 32 of 34 Cyclones shots. Cheverie suffered the loss kicking away 20 of 23 Stingrays chances. The Stingrays ended the night 0-for-2 on the power play while the Cyclones went 1-for-2.
The Stingrays travel to Wings Stadium for the first time in team history for a two-game series against the Kalamazoo Wings on Friday, February 4 and Saturday, February 5. Both contests start at 7:30 p.m. Listen to the action LIVE on ESPN Radio 910 and www.stingrayshockey.com. The Rays return to the North Charleston Coliseum on Friday, February 11 against the Gwinnett Gladiators at 7:05 p.m. Join the Stingrays for Scout Night and 100.9 Way FM Family Friday. Bring your Boy Scout or Girl Scout pack or troop to the Stingrays game! Call the Stingrays Office at (843) 744-2248 for great group discounts!
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