Greenville, SC –The South Carolina Stingrays (29-21-1-2) fell to the Greenville Road Warriors (31-19-1-1) 3-1 in the second game of a four-game series against their in-state rival Friday night at the Bi-Lo Center.
Road Warriors forward Andrew Carroll broke open the scoring on the power play at 10:42 of the first period deflecting a shot from defenseman Wes Cunningham under glove of Stingrays goaltender Jared DeMichiel from the top of the goal crease. Forward Shane Harper received the second assist.
The Road Warriors grabbed a two-goal lead early in the second period when Harper tapped in a rebound over the left pad of DeMichiel at 3:59. Carroll and defenseman Trevor Glass recorded assists. Stingrays defenseman Derek Keller cut the lead in half on the power play at 8:15 snapping a shot over the right shoulder of Road Warriors keeper Nic Riopel from the top of the right-wing circle. Forwards Rob Ricci and Pierre-Luc O’Brien assisted on Keller’s second tally of the season.
Forward Jimmy Kilpatrick sealed the victory for the Road Warriors at 2:05 of the final fame from Carroll and forward Mark Voakes.
DeMichiel suffered the loss stopping 11 of 14 Road Warriors shots. Riopel improved to 14-10-1-0 blocking 29 of 30 Stingrays chances. The Stingrays finished the contest 1-for-5 on the power play while the Road Warriors went 1-for-6.
The series continues tomorrow, Saturday, February 19 at 7:05 p.m. at the Bi-Lo Center and returns to the North Charleston Coliseum on Sunday, February 20 at 4:00 p.m. Celebrate Kid’s Day with the Stingrays featuring $5 kid’s tickets (walk-up only)! Come early for a pre-game kid’s carnival and stay after the contest for post-game autographs with the entire Stingrays team!
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. Click here to order your tickets online or call the Stingrays Office at (843) 744-2248.
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