Estero, FL –The Florida Everblades (31-26-1-3) blanked the South Carolina Stingrays (33-23-2-2) 2-0 Saturday night to split the two-game weekend series at Germain Arena.
Stingrays goaltender Shane Owen and Everblades netminder Bobby Goepfert kept the game scoreless until the 17:15 mark of the third period when Everblades defenseman Bobby Raymond slipped a shot between the legs of Owen from the bottom of the right-wing circle. Forwards Alexandre Imbeault and Mike McKenzie earned assists. McKenzie sealed the victory with an unassisted empty-net goal at 19:25.
Owen suffered his first loss against the Everblades stopping 20 of 21 shots. Goepfert recorded his second shutout of the season blocking all 28 Stingrays chances. The Rays ended the contest 0-for-1 on the power play while the Everblades finished 0-for-3.
The Rays return to the North Charleston Coliseum on Tuesday, March 8 and Wednesday, March 9 at 7:05 p.m. against the Elmira Jackals and Cincinnati Cyclones. Seeing the Stingrays gets Cheaper by the Dozen! Get 12 tickets for any Stingrays weekday game (excluding Fridays) and 12 hats for $120! Also grab two tickets for any weekday game (excluding Fridays) for the price of one in the Stingrays’ Buy One Get One Package! Call the Stingrays Office at (843) 744-2248 or visit www.stingrayshockey.com for more information.
Join the Stingrays for Faith and Fun Night presented by 100.9 Way FM and free parking on Saturday, March 12 at 5:00 p.m. as they battle the Cincinnati Cyclones at the North Charleston Coliseum. Stay after the contest for a postgame Christian concert with Decyfer Down and Chasen! Celebrate Military Appreciation Night presented by Force Protection on Sunday, March 13 against the Cyclones at 4:00 p.m. The Stingrays will wear special camouflage jerseys and auction them off live at the end of the game. Sunday is also Kid’s Day featuring $5 kid’s tickets and a pregame kid’s carnival! Call the Stingrays Office at (843) 744-2248 or visit www.stingrayshockey.com for more information. Become a fan of the Stingrays on Facebook at Facebook.com/SCStingraysHockey. Stingrays Hockey – It’s More Than Just a Game.