Stingrays Fall 6-0 to Reading SundayOct 18, 2015
10/18/2015 4:57 PM -
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.-Three goals in the first nine minutes of the game and 20 saves from Martin Ouellette pushed the Reading Royals to a 6-0 victory over the South Carolina Stingrays at the North Charleston Coliseum on Sunday.
After falling to South Carolina 2-1 last night, the Royals took the ice Sunday with purpose. Kevin Goumas started the scoring for the visitors just 4:58 into the game. The forward snuck behind the Stingrays defense. A perfect pass from Todd Perry sent Goumas in on a breakaway. Despite being harassed from behind, he tucked a backhander past the left pad of Stingrays goaltender Vitek Vanecek.
At 6:11, the Royals scored again as Joe Rehkamp notched his first professional goal. At 7:56, the Royals added to its lead as Cam Reid struck for his first of two goals on a rebound. Vanecek made an initial save, but the puck sat loose in the crease. Reid scooped up the rebound and fired a shot top corner over Vanecek's glove to extend the lead to 3-0.
After Justin Crandall added to the Royals lead in the second period, Reading scored two more goals in the third period. Reid scored his second goal of the game on a two-on-one rush. Geoff Walker dashed down the right wing and flipped a saucer pass to Reid in the slot. The forward made no mistake, snapping a shot up and over the the glove of Vanecek.
With South Carolina defender Wade Epp assessed a major penalty for elbowing, Reading added one last tally on a goal by Robbie Czarnik just eight seconds into the power play. The forward's one-timer caught Vanecek sliding the wrong direction at 10:09 of the third period.
Reading goaltender Martin Ouellette stopped all 20 South Carolina shots he faced. Vanecek, a second round pick of the Washington Capitals in 2014, stopped 28 shots in his professional debut. Reading outshot the Stingrays 34-20 on the afternoon.
The Stingrays travel to Greenville next Friday for their first road game of the season against the Swamp Rabbits. The team returns home for games next Saturday, October 24, and Sunday, October 25. Saturday is Great Outdoors Night as Greenville visits at 7:05 p.m. On Sunday, Atlanta visits at 3:05 p.m. and it's Princess and Pirates Day with Blackbeard's Cove and a Crews Subaru & Charleston County Parks Family Days game with $5 Kids Tickets & $5 Kids Meals. The game also features a Postgame Skate with the Rays. Tickets are available to both games at the North Charleston Coliseum Box Office or through Ticketmaster. Fans may visit StingraysHockey.com for more information.
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