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Stingrays Weekly Report - December 4

Dec 4, 2017

The South Carolina Stingrays are beginning a busy week consisting of four games in a span of five days. The Rays are currently in third place in the ECHL’s South Division with 23 points after an overtime loss to Greenville on Sunday afternoon. South Carolina will finish their three-game series with the Swamp Rabbits on Tuesday and Thursday before battling Atlanta in a home-and-home series this weekend on Saturday and Sunday.

After holding Greenville to a 1-for-9 mark on the power play Sunday, the Stingrays have the fourth-best penalty killing unit in the league at 88.9%. When away from home, the team has killed 37 of 38 shorthanded situations this season (97.4%).

STINGRAYS RECORD: 10-4-3-1

LAST WEEK: 0-1-1-0

SATURDAY: ORLANDO SOLAR BEARS 4, SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS 2
(North Charleston Coliseum – North Charleston, SC)

Three second period goals by the Orlando Solar Bears were enough to defeat the South Carolina Stingrays at the North Charleston Coliseum on Saturday night with a final score of 4-2. Stingrays goals were scored by forwards Dylan Margonari and Kelly Zajac, while goaltender Jeff Jakaitis turned aside 20 shots in a losing effort between the pipes.

SUNDAY: GREENVILLE SWAMP RABBITS 5, SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS 4
(North Charleston Coliseum – North Charleston, SC)

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits came from behind to defeat the South Carolina Stingrays 5-4 on an overtime goal by Allen McPherson Sunday afternoon at the North Charleston Coliseum. Forward Taylor Cammarata led the way for the Stingrays with two goals, while defenseman Frankie Simonelli added a goal and an assist and forward Andrew Cherniwchan picked up two assists in the loss.

THIS WEEK
Tuesday, December 5 – vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits, 7:05 p.m. (North Charleston Coliseum)
Thursday, December 7 – at Greenville Swamp Rabbits, 7:00 p.m. (Bon Secours Wellness Arena)
Saturday, December 9 – vs. Atlanta Gladiators, 7:05 p.m. (North Charleston Coliseum)
Sunday, December 10 – at Atlanta Gladiators, 2:05 p.m. (Infinite Energy Center)

STINGRAYS LEADERS
Goals: 7 – Andrew Cherniwchan
Assists: 10 – Kelly Zajac
Points: 14 – Joe Devin, Kelly Zajac
Plus/Minus: Plus-5 – Dylan Margonari
Penalty Minutes: 53 – Trevor Gillies
Shots On Goal: 52 – Dylan Margonari
Wins: 6 – Jeff Jakaitis
Goals Against Average: 2.44 – Parker Milner
Save Percentage: 0.919 – Parker Milner

CAMMARATA COMING UP BIG
Rookie forward Taylor Cammarata had his second multi-goal game of the season on Sunday and now has five total goals this year in his first seven professional games. The native of Plymouth, Minn. has fit in well with his center Dylan Margonari, with the two combining to generate lots of offensive chances in the attacking zone.

DON’T DOUBT DEVIN
Forward Joe Devin had assists in both of South Carolina’s games last weekend. His first came on Dylan Margonari’s goal Saturday night against Orlando and he added another by setting up Taylor Cammarata in the third period on Sunday afternoon. Devin is now tied for the team lead in scoring this season with 14 points on five goals and nine assists. The Scituate, Mass. native has also been on the scoresheet in 10 of South Carolina’s last 13 games. In 219 career ECHL games, the team’s captain has put up 137 points on 64 goals and 73 assists.

ZAJAC’S POWER PLAY SUCCESS
Forward Kelly Zajac scored power play goals on consecutive days this weekend, striking in the second period against Orlando on Saturday and then in the first period vs. Greenville on Sunday. He now has 14 points on the season, including 10 assists which leads the team. Zajac has been on the scoresheet in eight of the Stingrays’ last nine games.

Single-game tickets for the 2017-18 season are on sale now at the North Charleston Coliseum Box Office and ticketmaster.com.

Groups of 10 or more are on sale now featuring discounted pricing and great benefits! 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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