Stingrays Weekly Report - April 3

Stingrays Weekly Report - April 3

Apr 3, 2017

An overtime win over Orlando on Sunday afternoon allowed the South Carolina Stingrays to tighten their grip on the fourth and final playoff spot in the ECHL’s South Division and will aim to punch their ticket to the 2017 Kelly Cup Playoffs with three games this week to close the regular season. The Stingrays earned three points in the standings last week after falling to Greenville in overtime on Tuesday before Sunday’s thrilling victory. South Carolina needs three more points in the standings to officially clinch a playoff spot.

The week begins in Georgia as the Stingrays face-off with the Atlanta Gladiators on Wednesday night at the Infinite Energy Center before returning home to North Charleston for two games this weekend. South Carolina will host Atlanta on Friday night before wrapping up their 72-game slate with a showdown against the Cincinnati Cyclones in the teams’ only meeting of the season.

STINGRAYS RECORD: 37-28-3-1

LAST WEEK: 1-1-1-0

TUESDAY: GREENVILLE SWAMP RABBITS 4, SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS 3 OT
(North Charleston Coliseum – North Charleston, SC)

Two late third period goals by Cody Corbett and Olivier Archambault forced overtime and earned the South Carolina Stingrays one point in the standings Tuesday night before ultimately falling 4-3 to the Greenville Swamp Rabbits at the North Charleston Coliseum. Archambault scored twice in the contest for South Carolina and now has eight goals in his past seven games, while Andrew Cherniwchan added two third period assists and defenseman Cody Corbett scored his first goal as a member of the Stingrays.

FRIDAY: ORLANDO SOLAR BEARS 4, SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS 3
(North Charleston Coliseum – North Charleston, SC)

Despite tying the game in the third period, the South Carolina Stingrays surrendered a late goal to Orlando Solar Bears’ forward Mason Marchment and fell to their South Division opponents by a score of 4-3 at the North Charleston Coliseum on Friday night. South Carolina forwards Andrew Cherniwchan and Derek Arnold each had multi-point efforts in the contest with a goal and an assist for Cherniwchan and two helpers for Arnold in the loss. Rookie forward Kevin Dufour also scored his first professional goal for the Stingrays late in the first period in his fifth game with the Rays.

SATURDAY: SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS 3, ORLANDO SOLAR BEARS 2
(North Charleston Coliseum – North Charleston, SC)

Already well known for his overtime heroics in big games, South Carolina Stingrays’ captain Joe Devin added another notch to his belt Sunday afternoon, once again scoring in the extra period to give his team a 3-2 defeat of the Orlando Solar Bears at the North Charleston Coliseum. Devin finished with a goal and an assist in the victory for South Carolina, while forward Kevin Dufour also had a multi-point afternoon with a goal and an assist of his own.

THIS WEEK
Wednesday, April 5 – at Atlanta Gladiators, 7:05 p.m. (Infinite Energy Center)
Friday, April 7 – vs. Atlanta Gladiators, 7:05 p.m. (North Charleston Coliseum)
Saturday, April 8 – vs. Cincinnati Cyclones, 7:05 p.m. (North Charleston Coliseum)

STINGRAYS LEADERS
Goals: 29 – Rob Flick*
Assists: 38 – Kelly Zajac
Points: 59 – Rob Flick*
Plus/Minus: Plus-19 – Danny Federico
Penalty Minutes: 228 – Marcus Perrier
Shots On Goal: 203 – Rob Flick*
Wins: 24 – Parker Milner
Goals Against Average: 2.78 – Parker Milner
Save Percentage: 0.898 – Parker Milner

* - Currently in the American Hockey League
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SPRINT TO THE FINISH

The Stingrays have just three games left on their 2016-17 schedule, all coming against South Division opponents. South Carolina will make one more trip to Atlanta for a Wednesday night contest before hosting the Gladiators and Cincinnati Cyclones this weekend on Friday and Saturday. The Rays control their own destiny as they attempt to qualify for the 2017 Kelly Cup Playoffs and need three more points this week to secure their spot in the postseason.

DOUBLE-DOWN ON DUFOUR
Stingrays’ forward Kevin Dufour has added an extra scoring threat to the team’s offense since signing with the club on March 24 and has now earned six points in his first six professional games on two goals and four assists. The Quebec City, Que. native has also posted 23 shots on goal for an average of 3.8 per game.

DEVIN DOES IT AGAIN
Joe Devin's overtime winner vs. Orlando on Sunday was his fourth game-winning goal of the season, which is tied for the team lead with Kelly Zajac this season. Devin had a goal in each game vs. Orlando this weekend including a power play tally on Friday night and now has 30 points on 15 goals and 15 assists through 45 ECHL games this year.

MORE POINTS FOR PERRIER
Marcus Perrier scored to give the Stingrays the lead in the third period Sunday to notch his eighth goal of the season. Perrier has established a new career-high this season with 26 points in 68 games. The Thunder Bay, Ont. native has also played more games than any other member of the team and leads the squad with 228 penalty minutes on the year.

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

Playoff ticket packages are on sale now! Reserve your seat for all home playoff action by completing our online playoff order form.

Groups of 10 or more are on sale now featuring discounted pricing and great benefits. The first 2,000 fans through the doors at Friday’s game vs. Atlanta receive a free Stingrays rally towel! 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.

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