North Charleston, SC –The South Carolina Stingrays (30-21-2-2) wrapped up a four-game series against the Greenville Road Warriors (32-20-1-1) Sunday afternoon with a 4-2 victory in front of 3,096 at the North Charleston Coliseum.
Stingrays forward Trent Campbell grabbed the opening marker at 8:04 of the first period by slipping a shot between the legs of Road Warriors goaltender Nic Riopel from the top of the right-wing circle. Defenseman Derek Keller received the lone assist. Just over a minute later, forward Rob Ricci made it 2-0 Stingrays at 9:18 from forward Tommy Goebel. The Road Warriors jumped on the board at 13:46 when forward Marc-Olivier Vallerand knocked in a rebound past the left pad of Stingrays netminder Shane Owen. Forward Connor Shields and defenseman Trevor Glass earned assists. The Rays reclaimed a two-goal lead on the power play with defenseman Joe Finley’s first tally of the season at 14:44 from Goebel and Keller.
The Road Warriors pulled the contest back within one late in the second period when forward Chris Clackson deflected a shot between the legs of Owen at 19:42 from Vallerand and defenseman Wes Cunningham.
Forward Pierre-Luc O’Brien sealed the victory for the Stingrays with an empty-net goal at 19:56 of the final frame from forward Ryan Del Monte.
Owen improved to 3-0-1-0 against the Road Warriors stopping 25 of 27 shots. Riopel suffered the loss knocking aside 37 of 40 Stingrays chances. The Stingrays finished the night going 1-for-5 on the power play while the Road Warriors went 0-for-3.
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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