Duluth, GA – The South Carolina Stingrays (13-9-0-1) snapped a five-game road winless streak with a 3-1 victory over the Gwinnett Gladiators (10-8-5-2) at The Arena at Gwinnett Center Saturday night.
Gladiators forward Chris Clackson kicked off the scoring at 7:22 of the first period slipping a rebound past Stingrays goaltender Philipp Grubauer (W, 24 saves on 25 shots). Forwards Nikita Kashirsky and Pat Galivan earned assists.
The Stingrays responded with three unanswered tallies to complete the game scoring and take a 3-1 lead into the first intermission. Forward Pierre-Luc O’Brien lit the lamp with an unassisted marker at 12:43 for his 10 goal of the season. Less than 30 seconds later, forward Greg Stewart buried a pass from defenseman Zach Tarkir past Gladiators netminder Marc Cheverie (L, 28 saves on 31 shots) at 13:12. Forward Sean Dolan added the second assist. Forward David de Kastrozza gave the Stingrays a two-goal lead at 16:44 slapping home a feed from forward Matt Scherer from the top of the left-wing circle.
The Stingrays finished the night 0-for-1 on the power play. The Gladiators went 0-for-4.
The Stingrays wrap up a three-game in three-night road trip tomorrow, Sunday, December 11 against the Gladiators at 4:05 p.m. at The Arena at Gwinnett Center and return to the North Charleston Coliseum Friday, December 16 against the Gladiators at 7:05 p.m. for Toys for Tots presented by Count on News 2. Unwrapped toy donations will be accepted at the Stingrays Customer Service table behind section 110. Albert the Juggler will be performing during Friday’s contest and Santa Claus will make special appearances all weekend (December 16, 17 and 18)!
The Stingrays and Chase After A Cure are teaming up to fight neuroblastoma on Saturday, December 17 against the Gladiators at the North Charleston Coliseum. Chase After a Cure Night tickets are available for $15 with a portion of the proceeds going back to fight neuroblastoma. Visit the Chase After A Cure website, or click here for more information and to order tickets. Saturday is also Sing for Santa Night and free parking!
The Stingrays host the Greenville Road Warriors at the North Charleston Coliseum on Sunday, December 18 at 4:00 p.m. on Kid’s Day. All kid’s tickets are $5! Meet Blue from Blue’s Clues, play in real snow outside the new Montague Terrace during Snow Day presented by Yard Icing and stay after the game for postgame autographs with the entire team!
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