This Week in Stingrays News:
The Week That Was: The Stingrays traveled to Florida last week to face the Everblades in back-to-back games. They finished the week 1-0-1 to earn three of the possible four points over the weekend.
On Friday night, behind stellar goal-tending in both nets, the Stingrays were ultimately defeated 2-1 in a shootout. Florida struck first in the opening period, but Matt Reid tied it up with his 13th goal of the season in the second. After a scoreless third period and overtime, Peter Szabo scored the only shootout goal as the ‘Blades out-shot the Rays in the shootout 2-1.
Saturday night found the Stingrays back at Germain Arena. Cail MacLean scored his 14th and 15th goals of the season and Viktor Dovgan scored his 2nd and 3rd goals, including the game winner in the victory. In addition, Josh Anderson scored his first goal since coming off the injured reserve on Friday night.
On the Air: Chris Chaput is tonight’s guest on the Coach’s Show. See it live at Bobby Hartin’s Sports Grill from 6pm-7pm or hear it on ESPN Radio 910 the Team and online at www.stingrayshockey.com from 6 – 6:30 p.m.
Half Way There: The Stingrays are currently on break for the Rbk Hockey ECHL All-Star Game. The Stingrays have two representatives from the team present in Boise, ID. Rookie defenseman T.J. McElroy will be representing the Rays on the ice and Voice of the Rays Mike Kelly will be part of the television crew. Catch the All-Star game locally live at 9 p.m. on January 17th on ESPN Radio 910 the Team and on the NHL Network, NHL Center Ice, America One and the B2Networks.
Where They Rank: After earning three of the possible four points this past weekend, the Stingrays are now 20-14-3 for 43 points. They are still tied for 4th place in the South Division with the Charlotte Checkers and are only five points behind division-leading Florida Everblades and Gwinnett Gladiators who each have 48 points. The Stingrays are tied for 9th place in the league.
On A Roll: The Rays are 6-3-1 in their last ten games and currently have a one-game winning streak as they head into this weekend’s games. The team is averaging 5 goals a game in the month of January scoring 30 goals so far this month. The Rays have a five-game home winning streak going which is their longest of the season. Their streak began on Dec. 20th.
Power Up: The Stingrays are eighth in league on power play conversion with a 17.4% and are ninth on the penalty kill with an 84.6% success rate.
Reid on Top: Matt Reid earned In Glas Co Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 1-7.
Nice Guys: Despite Nate Kiser’s 105 penalty minutes, the Stingrays are averaging only 17.4 PIMs a game, which places them last in the league.
Schwabe’s Going Streaking: Evan Schwabe has a seven-game assist streak going, scoring eight points on assists since Dec. 31st. He has scored an assist at home in every game since Dec. 16th.
Captain ‘O Captain: Cail MacLean is tied for 17th in scoring for the league with 38 points.
Can’t Put the Puck Past Parley: Davis Parley ranks first in wins with 18, which also ties his career-high. He is second in minutes (1847), and saves (917) and first in overtime wins (3).
Record: 20-14-3 (43 points)
Goals: Cail MacLean (15)
Assists: T – MacLean, Evan Schwabe, and Peter Szabo (23)
Points: MacLean (38)
Shots: MacLean (107)
Penalty Minutes: Nate Kiser (105)
Power Play Goals: MacLean (10)
Power Play Assists: Schwabe (15)
Power Play Points: T - MacLean and Schwabe (19)
Short Handed Goals: Four players tied with two (Matt Reid, Brendan Bernakevitch, Cam McCaffrey, Stephen Werner)
Short Handed Assists: McCaffrey (3)
Short Handed Points: McCaffrey (5)
Game Winners: MacLean and Bernakevitch (3)
Wins: Davis Parley (18)
GAA: Parley (3.21)
SPCT: Parley (.903)
Pack the House Night: Purchase a seat ANYWHERE in the North Charleston Coliseum for only $5!! Tickets are going fast, so call 744-2248 to get yours today.
Stingrays at Charlotte Checkers
Friday, January 19
Charlotte Bobcats Arena
The Stingrays head to Charlotte to battle for third place in the division. The Rays are 1-2 against the Checkers this season with the only win coming in Charlotte. Hear the game live on ESPN Radio 910 the Team starting at 6:45 p.m.
Columbia Inferno at Stingrays
Saturday, January 20
North Charleston Coliseum
Tonight the Stingrays will put out the Inferno’s flame as Columbia comes to town. It’s Pack the House night with every ticket in the Coliseum only $5. The Rays are 6-1 against the Inferno this season. Tonight’s game will be broadcast on 1340am beginning at 6:50 p.m
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