Stingrays Fall To Atlanta Saturday Night

Stingrays Fall To Atlanta Saturday Night

Jan 21, 2017

The South Carolina Stingrays (21-14-1-1) were held quiet by the Atlanta Gladiators (16-18-5-1) and goaltender Matt Ginn Saturday night, dropping their first contest after the league’s all-star break by a final score of 4-0 at the Infinite Energy Center.

Stingrays’ netminder Parker Milner made 24 saves in the defeat, while Ginn stopped 25 shots to record the shutout for Atlanta.

The Gladiators took an early 1-0 lead with a goal from Justin Buzzeo at 4:48 of the opening frame.

Atlanta then increased their lead in the middle stanza on goals by forward Mark Naclerio and defenseman Josh Atkinson to take a 3-0 advantage heading into the third period.

Despite out-shooting the Gladiators 15-7 in the third, South Carolina was unable to get the puck behind Ginn. Atlanta tacked on an empty net goal from Derek Nesbitt to close the scoring.

The Stingrays finished 0-for-2 on the power play, while Atlanta ended 1-for-4 on the man-advantage. The Gladiators also out-shot the Rays 28-25 in the contest.

South Carolina returns home to take on Greenville Sunday afternoon at 3:05 p.m.

Single-game tickets for the 2016-17 season are on sale now at the North Charleston Coliseum Box Office and

Ticket packages and Groups of 10 or more are on sale now featuring discounted pricing and great benefits. The game on Jan. 22 will feature an appearance from your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man from the popular comic books and movies! 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.

Photo Credit: Atlanta Gladiators / Taylor Trebotte

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