Admirals Hold Off Stingrays Late SurgeDec 23, 2016
Despite outshooting the Norfolk Admirals (6-18-4-0) 15-3 in the third period, the South Carolina Stingrays (13-11-1-1) were unable to find an equalizer and fell 2-1 Friday night at the North Charleston Coliseum.
South Carolina forward Rob Flick had the lone marker for the Stingrays in the second period, while goaltender Parker Milner made 26 saves in the loss.
All three goals in the game came in the middle period, with Norfolk notching the first two towards the center of the frame. Forward Paul Rodrigues made it 1-0 with his fourth strike of the season at 8:12 before defenseman Gabriel Verpaelst pushed the Admirals’ lead to 2-0 at 12:53.
Flick responded less than a minute later, scoring his team-leading 11th tally at 13:36 from defenseman Colton Saucerman and forward Alex Gacek. Saucerman recorded his fourth helper of the year in his first game back from an injury sustained on Nov. 17, while Gacek’s assist was also his fourth of the season.
South Carolina had their chances in the third period with five different power play opportunities, but couldn’t solve goaltender Brandon Anderson who made 15 stops in the final frame and 31 total saves on the night.
The Rays finished 0-for-7 on the power play, while Norfolk was also unsuccessful at 0-for-3.
The Stingrays travel south to face the Atlanta Gladiators on Dec. 27 at 7:05 p.m. and continue on to Greenville for a Dec. 28 matchup. South Carolina returns to the North Charleston Coliseum on Dec. 31 for a New Year’s Eve battle with the Florida Everblades at 6:05 p.m.
Single-game tickets for the 2016-17 season are on sale now at the North Charleston Coliseum Box Office and ticketmaster.com.
Ticket packages and Groups of 10 or more are on sale now featuring discounted pricing and great benefits. Next Saturday’s New Year’s Eve showdown will see the first 2,000 fans through the door receive a FREE Trevor Gillies Bobblehead! For more information or to place an order call the Stingrays front office at 843-744-2248 or stop by 3300 W. Montague Ave. Suite A-200 during business hours.