North Charleston, SC – The South Carolina Stingrays fell by their largest total of the year in falling 7-1 to the Florida Everblades at the North Charleston Coliseum tonight.
“It was flat out embarrassing,” said Head Coach Jared Bednar. “Just when it seemed like we had turned a corner, we have a game like this. We just got out worked.”
The game did not start out the way that the Stingrays were hoping for, as they fell down early to the Everblades. At 2:18 of the period, with the ‘Blades on their first power play of the night, Mathieu Roy put a rebound behind Ray’s goalie Jeremy Duchesne to make it a 1-0 game. They would increase their lead later in the period on Danick Bouchard’s 16th goal of the year, at 9:29, making it 2-0 after one period of play.
Things turned from bad to worse in the second period as the Rays gave up five more goals, including three more on the power play, to make it a 7-0 game at the end of two. The period featured three goals by Kevin Baker who is now second in the league with 35 goals. The period also featured two fights, one by Nate Kiser against Patrick Bordeleau, and one by Spencer Carbery against Benn Olson.
The Rays got on the board early in the third period, to make it a 7-1 game. Carbery notched his 9th goal of the year on a two on one with Mike Curry at 1:18. The goal was assisted by Curry and Matt Scherer, but was the only goal that the Rays would score in the game.
The winning goaltender was David Leggio who stopped 23 of the 24 shots he faced. The losing goaltender was Duchesne who stopped 29 of the 36 shots he faced. The Rays went 0-6 on the power play while killing off nine of the 13 short handed situations they faced.
We’ll be back tomorrow night when the Rays host the Charlotte Checkers from the North Charleston Coliseum. Game time will be at 7:05 P.M. You can here the game live on ESPN Radio 910 the TEAM starting with the Benitos Pre-game show beginning at 6:50. Tomorrow the Stingrays are Makin' Noise for the Girls and Boys of the Children's Miracle Network. Tickets are being sold at the Tanger Outlets Wal-Mart for $10 with 100% of the money going back to CMN. It's also the Stingrays First Jersey Auction of the Season. Stay after the game to bid on your favorite player's specialty CMN jersey. All proceeds will go toward the Children's Miracle Network. Also, don't forget when you walk in the door to pick up your box of Mac 'N Cheese to shake during the game. After the game, barrels from the Low Country Food Bank will be available for you to donate your boxes of Mac 'N Cheese back.
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 www.ticketmaster.com.
Full and partial season tickets are available by calling (843) 744-2248 or by visiting online at www.stingrayshockey.com. Stingrays Hockey – A Whole Lot Cooler!
Florida Everblades 7 at South Carolina Stingrays 1 - Status: Final
Jan 30, 2009 - North Charleston Coliseum
Scoring - 1. Florida, M. Roy (11) (C. Nicholson, P. Metcalf) 2:18 PP
2. Florida, D. Bouchard (16) (A. Fournier, M. Lee) 9:29
Penalties - Served by M. Dubuc Sc (bench minor - too many men 74.2) 2:00, M. Scherer Sc (interference - minor 56.2) 6:03, K. Baker Fla (hooking - minor 55.2) 6:39, M. Lacroix Sc (hooking - minor 55.2) 14:46, M. Lee Fla (hooking - minor 55.2) 15:21, B. Zanon Fla (tripping - minor 57.2) 15:44, Served by M. Dubuc Sc (bench minor - too many men 74.2) 19:47
Scoring - 3. Florida, K. Baker (33) (R. Lang, P. Metcalf) 4:32 PP
4. Florida, K. Baker (34) (P. Metcalf, R. Lang) 7:21
5. Florida, R. Lang (14) (K. Baker, P. Metcalf) 8:12 PP
6. Florida, M. Lee (8) (D. Bouchard, S. McJannet) 13:26
7. Florida, K. Baker (35) (E. Hartlieb, M. Lee) 18:03 PP
Penalties - M. Scherer Sc (hooking - minor 55.2) 4:00, P. Bordeleau Fla (fighting - major 47.13) 6:26, N. Kiser Sc (fighting - major 47.13) 6:26, B. Olson Fla (fighting - major 47.13) 7:50, S. Carbery Sc (fighting - major 47.13) 7:50, T. Morin Sc (elbowing - minor 46.2) 7:58, B. Farynuk Sc (cross-checking minor 59.2) 8:12, P. O'Brien Sc (tripping - minor 57.2) 8:29, M. Curry Sc (tripping - minor 57.2) 15:47, R. Lang Fla (interference - minor 56.2) 15:50, D. O'Brien Fla (roughing - minor 51.2) 15:59, N. Kiser Sc (roughing - minor 51.2, misconduct - continuing altercation 47.5) 15:59, M. Roy Fla (roughing - minor 51.2) 17:07, B. Busniuk Sc (unsportsmanlike conduct - minor 75.2) 17:07, M. Dubuc Sc (roughing - minor 51.2, roughing - minor 51.2) 17:07, S. Romfo Sc (roughing - minor 51.2) 17:07
Scoring - 8. South Carolina, S. Carbery (9) (M. Curry, M. Scherer) 1:18
Penalties - P. Metcalf Fla (tripping - minor 57.2) 3:17, E. Hartlieb Fla (hooking - minor 55.2) 7:53, M. Scherer Sc (holding - minor 54.2) 10:29