Greenville, S.C. – Forward Alden Hirschfeld scored two goals, but the South Carolina Stingrays (1-1-0-0) fell to the Greenville Road Warriors (1-2-0-0) 5-2 at the Bi-Lo Center Friday night.
Hirschfeld opened the scoring with his first professional goal at 5:42 beating Road Warriors goaltender Adam Courchaine (W, 28 saves on 30 shots) under the blocker from the bottom of the left-wing circle. The Road Warriors tied the game at 7:57 with a tally from forward Brandon Wong. Forward Sean Berkstresser added the lone assist. Towards the end of the period, Road Warriors forward Scott Pitt made it 2-1 beating Stingrays netminder Adam Morrison (L, 34 saves on 39 shots) under the blocker at 18:11.
Forward Marc-Olivier Vallerand gave the Road Warriors a two-goal lead on a shorthanded marker at 8:29 of the second frame.
Rookie Francis Verreault pushed the score to 4-1 at 1:28 of the third period. Hirschfeld potted his second goal of the game on the power play at 11:19 with help from forward Andrew Cherniwchan. Berkstresser completed the game scoring at 17:30. Forwards Bretton Cameron and Shayne Wiebe added assists. The Stingrays finished the night 1-for-5 on the power play while the Road Warriors went 0-for-3.
The Stingrays return to the North Charleston Coliseum tomorrow, Saturday, October 20, to host the Ontario Reign for the first time in team history at 7:05 p.m. Saturday is Military Appreciation Night presented by General Dynamics. The Stingrays will wear special Stars and Stripes jerseys and auction them live after the game with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the USO. The USO will also be collecting items to send to troops overseas. For a complete list of items, visit StingraysHockey.com. WWE superstar Sgt. Slaughter will be at the game and signing autographs!
The Stingrays wrap up their season series against the Reign on Sunday, October 21 at 3:05 p.m. at the Coliseum during Kids Day. All kid’s tickets are $5! Charleston Fun Factory is having a kid’s carnival outside the Montague Terrace starting at 1:30 p.m. The South Carolina Aquarium will have a live reptile show and be giving away a four-pack of Stingrays tickets and a year membership to the aquarium! The Blood Alliance is hosting a blood drive before the game in front of the Montague Terrace at the North Charleston Coliseum. Anyone who donates blood will receive 4 FREE tickets to a future Stingrays game.
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