North Charleston, SC –The South Carolina Stingrays (33-24-2-2) wrapped up their regular-season series with the Elmira Jackals (27-24-6-1) Tuesday night, falling 3-2 at the North Charleston Coliseum.
Stingrays forward Tommy Goebel broke open the scoring at 6:49 of the first period deflecting a shot from defenseman Derek Keller between the legs of Jackals goaltender Marco Cousineau. Forward Pierre-Luc O’Brien earned the second assist. The Jackals tied the contest late in the period on the power play with an unassisted tally from forward Michael Dubuc at 18:01.
Elmira took a 2-1 lead on the man advantage early in the second frame when defenseman Drew Paris blasted pass from defenseman R.J. Anderson past Stingrays netminder Jared DeMichiel from the left-wing point. Forward Yannick Tifu added the second assist. O’Brien knotted it back up on the power play at 19:10 from forwards Trent Campbell and Matt Scherer.
Forward Andrew Willock buried the game-winning marker for the Jackals at 11:21 of the final stanza from Paris and defenseman Billy Siers.
DeMichiel suffered the loss stopping 22 of 25 Jackals shots. Cousineau improved to 18-12-4-0 kicking away 33 of 35 Stingrays chances. The Stingrays finished the night 1-for-7 on the power play while the Jackals went 2-for-7. The Stingrays finish the season series with an 0-2-0-0 record and are now 5-3-0-0 against the Jackals all time.
The Stingrays open a three-game series against the Cincinnati Cyclones tomorrow, Wednesday, March 9 at 7:05 p.m. at the North Charleston Coliseum. 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.