The Official Site of the South Carolina Stingrays

Washington Capitals

Team News

Stingrays Dispatch Checkers 6-1

11/13/2008 8:54 PM -

Charlotte, NC – Bobby Goepfert has played just three games for the South Carolina Stingrays, all of them against the Charlotte Checkers, all of them wins. Goepfert stopped 19 of the 20 shots he faced as the Rays beat the Checkers by a final of 6-1 in Charlotte.

“We started out a little slow once again,” said Head Coach Jared Bednar. “But the guys are starting to play well together both offensively and defensively.”

The Rays got out to an early lead on Steve Pinizzotto’s third goal of the year. After Jeff Jakaitis turned aside a shot from Trent Campbell, Pinizzotto put in the rebound to give the Rays a 1-0 lead. The assists went to Campbell and Pierre-Luc O’Brien at 13:19.

In the second period the Rays pushed the lead to two when Matt Scherer got his first goal of the season. The goal came off a deflection by Julian Brouillette and was assisted by Keith Johnson and Paul Kelly at 6:30. After Charlotte got on the board with Mike Taylor’s third goal of the year, Michael Dubuc got his first goal of the night, his eighth of the year, to make it a two goal lead once again.

The Stingrays pulled away in the third period when Maxime Lacroix got his fifth goal of the season, a power play goal at 1:24. Travis Morin and Dubuc got the assists on the goal making the score 4-1. Five minutes later, Keith Johnson got his second goal of the year from Pinizzotto and Kelly, another goal on the power play. The Rays made it a five goal game when Dubuc got his second tally of the night, his ninth of the year, from Sasha Pokulok and Johnson, a five on three goal at 11:14, making the score 6-1, the eventual final.

The winning goaltender was Goepfert who stopped 19 of the 20 shots he faced. The losing goalie was Jakaitis who stopped 34 of the 40 shots he faced. The Rays went three for six on the power play while killing off all seven short handed situations they faced.

The Rays will be back on Saturday when they travel to Gwinnett to take on the Gladiators for the first time this season. Game time will be at 7:05 P.M.  You can hear the game live on ESPN 910 The TEAM starting with the Benitos pre-game show beginning at 6:50.

Don’t miss all the fast-paced, hard-hitting action! Individual tickets can be purchased at the North Charleston Coliseum box office, by calling Ticketmaster at (843) 554-6060 and online at

Full and partial season tickets are available by calling (843) 744-2248 or by visiting online at Stingrays Hockey – A Whole Lot Cooler!



Search Archive »

Browse by Year »


Browse by Month »

February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006

Our Sponsors

Savage Law Firm
Great Clips
Oceanside Advisors
The Post and Courier
SC Sports Med
Wild Wing Cafe
Jimmy Johns
King Street Grille
Trident Health
Crews Chevy
South Carolina Advocates for Epilepsy
SC Aquarium
Ms Roses
Charleston ENT
Crews Subaru
Blackbeards Cove
o2 Fitness
Children's Museum of Lowcountry
Southside 17
Charleston GI
Smooth Move
Hyatt Place
Orange Theory
Trident Pain Center
Uncle Bobs Self Storage
Fatz Cafe
Coastal Vascular
Appaliacian Springs
Carolina Ice Palace
Climate Makers
Bison Branding
Life Careers
QEI Security & Technology
Dick's Sporting Goods
Jason Hehr
Coastal Kids Dental
Visionary Insurance Advocates
Heritage Trust
CiCi's Pizza
Chas Country Environmental Management
Health First
Sessions Chiro
East Bay Deli