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Stingrays Weekly Report - January 28

Monday, January 28th
Stingrays Weekly Report - January 28

With a win in their only outing last week, the South Carolina Stingrays have now secured victories in three of their last four contests as they begin a 3-game slate this week. The Rays are tied with the Jacksonville Icemen for second place in the ECHL’s South Division with an overall record of 23-17-2 and 48 points. After going 5-for-5 on the penalty kill during Sunday’s win over Greenville, SC moved into second in the league’s penalty kill rankings with an 86% mark.

The Stingrays begin the week on Wednesday night for a home matchup with the Norfolk Admirals, who are in fifth place in the South Division standings. SC is just 1-3-0 against Norfolk in four meetings so far this season. The Rays will then fly west for a visit to Kansas City where they’ll battle the Mavericks on Friday and Saturday night. South Carolina last visited Independence, Missouri almost three years ago on Feb. 9, 2016 when they pulled out a 4-2 victory.

STINGRAYS RECORD: 23-17-2-0LAST WEEK:1-0-0-0SUNDAY: SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS 2, GREENVILLE SWAMP RABBITS 1(Bon Secours Wellness Arena – Greenville, SC)Parker Milner stopped 36 shots in his return to action and helped the South Carolina Stingrays hold off their in-state rival, the Greenville Swamp Rabbits by a score of 2-1 on Sunday afternoon at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Forwards Grant Besse and Patrick Gaul scored goals for the Stingrays in the victory, while Tad Kozun and Chris Leone each added an assist. South Carolina has now won three of their last four games.

THIS WEEKWednesday, January 30 – vs. Norfolk Admirals, 7:05 p.m. (North Charleston Coliseum)Friday, February 1 – at Kansas City Mavericks, 8:05 p.m. ET (Silverstein Eye Centers Arena)Saturday, February 2 – at Kansas City Mavericks, 8:05 p.m. ET (Silverstein Eye Centers Arena)STINGRAYS LEADERSGoals: 17 – Andrew CherniwchanAssists: 26 – Andrew CherniwchanPoints: 43 – Andrew CherniwchanPlus/Minus: Plus-8 – Kevin McKernanPenalty Minutes: 81 – Andrew CherniwchanShots On Goal: 151 – Andrew CherniwchanWins: 9 – Parker MilnerGoals Against Average: 2.85 – Adam MorrisonSave Percentage: 0.909 – Parker MilnerMILNER SHINES IN RETURNOn Sunday afternoon in his first game action since Dec. 8, goaltender Parker Milner stopped 36 shots and allowed just one goal to pick up his team-leading ninth win of the season. The reigning ECHL Goaltender of the Year was sidelined with an injury for seven weeks, but looked strong in his return to help the Stingrays defeat Greenville 2-1.SHORTHANDED SUCCESSSouth Carolina has been an offensive threat while killing penalties this season, scoring a total of nine shorthanded goals during their first 42 games in the 2018-19 year which ranks fourth-best in the ECHL. Their most recent strike came on Sunday when forward Patrick Gaul scored his second shorthanded goal of the season in the second period. The tally turned out to be the game-winner for South Carolina.BESSE BRINGING THE HEATForward Grant Besse scored his 16th goal of the season during the second period of Sunday's win over Greenville. The second-year skater’s goal and point totals through 30 ECHL games both rank second-most on the team.WINNING THE TIGHT ONESThe Stingrays have a record of 13-5-2 in one-goal games this season, showing an ability to prevail in close contests.Single-game tickets for all games during the 2018-19 season are on sale now at the North Charleston Coliseum Box Office and ticketmaster.com.

Groups of 10 or more feature discounted pricing and great benefits! For more information, call the Stingrays front office at 843-744-2248.

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Saturday, October 19th
Savannah Ghost Pirates @ South Carolina Stingrays
Puck Drops:
6:05 PM EDT
North Charleston Coliseum
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South Carolina Stingrays
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Saturday, October 26th
Greenville Swamp Rabbits @ South Carolina Stingrays
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South Carolina Stingrays
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North Charleston Coliseum
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Wednesday, October 30th
Greenville Swamp Rabbits @ South Carolina Stingrays
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7:05 PM EDT
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North Charleston Coliseum

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