Greenville, SC –The South Carolina Stingrays (27-19-1-1) wrapped up a season-long six-game road trip with a 2-1 victory over the Greenville Road Warriors (29-17-1-1) at the Bi-Lo Center Wednesday night.
After a scoreless first period, Stingrays forward Jake Hauswirth lit the lamp at 9:15 of the second frame snapping a wrist shot under the stick of Road Warriors goaltender Nic Riopel from the top of the right-wing circle. Forward Matt Scherer picked up the lone assist on Hauswirth’s eighth tally of the season.
Road Warriors forward Marc-Olivier Vallerand tied the contest 2:55 into the third period slipping a shot over the right pad of Stingrays netminder Shane Owen from the bottom of the right-wing circle. Forward Jacob Lagace and defenseman T.J. Reynolds earned the assists. Seconds later, forward Tommy Goebel put the Stingrays up for good with an unassisted marker at 3:11.
Owen registered the win in his Stingrays debut stopping 24 of 25 Road Warriors shots. Riopel suffered his third straight loss to the Rays blocking 28 of 30 opportunities. The Stingrays finished the night 0-for-6 on the power play while the Road Warriors went 0-for-3.
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! Ogie, the world’s fastest golfer, will perform during the first intermission and attempt to set a new Guinness World Record by hitting 50 golf balls in 30 seconds! Call the Stingrays Office at (843) 744-2248 for great group discounts!
Pack the House Night is almost here! Join the Stingrays for a night of fun on Saturday, February 26 against the Florida Everblades at 7:05 p.m. at the North Charleston Coliseum. Every seat in the house is $5 plus FREE PARKING! The United States Marine Corps will perform a Poolee Swear-In ceremony on the ice and MUSC Children’s Hospital Change Bandits will be sneaking around the concourse collecting change to support the MUSC Children’s Hospital Fund. This game sells out every season. Do not get stuck in the rafters! Click here to order your tickets online or call the Stingrays Office at (843) 744-2248.
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