Stingrays Weekly Report: February 13, 2017Feb 13, 2017
The South Carolina Stingrays will get some home cooking this week, playing four games in front of their fans at the North Charleston Coliseum. After a Sunday afternoon defeat of Orlando, the Rays are in a third place tie with the Solar Bears in the ECHL’s South Division with 55 points. Forward Domenic Monardo has been on fire as of late, riding a six-game point streak with goals in three straight games.
A Valentine’s Day matchup with Atlanta begins the week on Tuesday night before South Carolina plays three games in three days over the weekend. The Manchester Monarchs come to town for the first time ever for two games on Friday and Saturday before former Stingrays coach Cail MacLean returns to South Carolina with the Adirondack Thunder for a Sunday afternoon matchup at 3:05 p.m.
STINGRAYS RECORD: 26-20-2-1
LAST WEEK: 2-2-0-0
TUESDAY: ADIRONDACK THUNDER 3, SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS 2
(Glens Falls Civic Center – Glens Falls, NY)
A late 5-on-3 power play goal by defenseman Stepan Falkovsky gave the Adirondack Thunder a 3-2 win over the South Carolina Stingrays at the Glens Falls Civic Center Tuesday night. The Stingrays’ offense was provided by forwards Andrew Cherniwchan and John Parker, each scoring goals for South Carolina in the game, while goaltender Steven Summerhays made 24 saves in a losing effort.
THURSDAY: SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS 5, READING ROYALS 4
(Santander Arena – Reading, PA)
The South Carolina Stingrays prevailed 5-4 in a back-and-forth contest with the Reading Royals in the teams’ only meeting of the season on Thursday night at Santander Arena. SC forward Domenic Monardo, a former member of the Royals, led the way for the Rays with a goal and two assists while forward Tim McGauley had his first two-goal game of his professional career and defenseman Wade Epp picked up two assists.
FRIDAY: NORFOLK 3, SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS 2
(Norfolk Scope – Norfolk, VA)
A last-minute goal by Frankie Simonelli with 5.2 seconds remaining gave the Norfolk Admirals a 3-2 decision over the South Carolina Stingrays at the Norfolk Scope on Friday night. Domenic Monardo and John Parker each scored goals for the Stingrays, while goaltender Steven Summerhays made a total of 31 saves in the defeat.
SUNDAY: SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS 3, ORLANDO SOLAR BEARS 2
(North Charleston Coliseum – North Charleston, SC)
The South Carolina Stingrays moved into a third place tie in the ECHL’s South Division standings with a 3-2 win over the Orlando Solar Bears Sunday afternoon at the North Charleston Coliseum. Domenic Monardo ran his point streak to six games with a first period goal and Andrew Cherniwchan had a goal and an assist in the contest which included the game winner. Goaltender Adam Carlson earned his eighth victory of the season with a 25-save performance.
Tuesday, February 14 – vs. Atlanta Gladiators, 7:05 p.m. (North Charleston Coliseum)
Friday, February 17 – vs. Manchester Monarchs, 7:05 p.m. (North Charleston Coliseum)
Saturday, February 18 – vs. Manchester Monarchs, 7:05 p.m. (North Charleston Coliseum)
Sunday, February 19 – vs. Adirondack Thunder, 3:05 p.m. (North Charleston Coliseum)
Goals: 20 – Rob Flick
Assists: 36 – Kelly Zajac
Points: 46 – Kelly Zajac
Plus/Minus: Plus-8 – Danny Federico, Rob Flick
Penalty Minutes: 128 – Marcus Perrier
Shots On Goal: 150 – Rob Flick
Wins: 8 – Adam Carlson
Goals Against Average: 2.85 – Adam Carlson
Save Percentage: 0.903 – Adam Carlson
MONARDO MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Forward Domenic Monardo has been the hottest Stingrays’ forward during the last two weeks and is currently riding a six-game point streak with 10 points on four goals and six assists during the span. Monardo has goals in his last three games and has also recorded at least three shots on game in each of his last eight outings. The Oakville, Ont. native now has 22 points (seven goals, 15 assists) in 33 games with South Carolina this year and has moved up to fourth in scoring among active Stingrays players.
CHERNIWCHAN SENDS THE FANS HOME HAPPY
Forward Andrew Cherniwchan has been a big part of the Stingrays offense lately and has scored points in four straight games as well as eight total points in his last six contests. The Hinton, Alta. native notched his first game-winning goal of the season in the third period during a 4-on-4 situation Sunday afternoon, giving the Rays a 3-2 lead. Cherniwchan now has 10 points (five goals, five assists) in 14 games this season.
DOUBLE DEUCE NEARING MILESTONE SCORING MARKS
Patrick Gaul, the longest tenured Stingrays player has 27 points (eight goals, 19 assists) this season through 46 games. The fan favorite is just four goals shy of his career-high of 12 and has now matched his high mark in assists. All of his previous highs came during the 2013-14 season when Gaul finished with 31 points. He is now third in scoring this season among active Stingrays players.
PARKER PROVIDING OFFENSIVE HELP
After forwards Joe Devin and Steven McParland earned AHL call-ups last week, Stingrays forward John Parker has moved into a bigger role in the lineup provided some much needed offensive help for South Carolina. Parker scored in three straight games for the Stingrays last week including a power play goal on Tuesday in Adirondack, the game-winning strike in the third period on Thursday in Reading and a last-minute second period tally in Norfolk on Friday. The Green Brook, N.J. native now has 20 points (10 goals, 10 assists) during his rookie season.
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. Tuesday’s game features a Valentine’s Day Happy Hour with $2 beers from 6-8 p.m. and $2 hot dogs all night! 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.