Stingrays Weekly Report - February 27Feb 27, 2017
The South Carolina Stingrays begin the week with a rubber game in Rapid City to finish off a three-game series with the Rush. After the conclusion of the series in South Dakota, the Stingrays continue their western road trip with three more contests in Colorado against the Eagles. A postponement of a game originally scheduled for Friday left the Rays with just two games last week, which they split with a 4-1 win on Saturday before a 5-2 loss Sunday. South Carolina is still right in the middle of the playoff picture in the South Division. Although the Stingrays sit in fourth place, they can pull even with Orlando for third with a win Monday night and are also just four points behind Greenville for second.
Monday night’s game in Rapid City begins at 8:35 p.m., while all three games in Colorado on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday will begin at 9:05. All times listed are Eastern Standard Time.
STINGRAYS RECORD: 30-22-2-1
LAST WEEK: 1-1-0-0
SATURDAY: SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS 4, RAPID CITY RUSH 1
(Rushmore Plaza Civic Center – Rapid City, SD)
Red-hot forward Domenic Monardo continued his success with two third period goals as the South Carolina Stingrays defeated the Rapid City Rush in the team’s first-ever meeting for their 30th win of the year by a final score of 4-1 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center on Saturday night. Goaltender Steven Summerhays earned his first win as a member of the Rays, making 22 saves in the contest while forwards Steven McParland and Colton Saucerman added tallies in the victory.
SUNDAY: RAPID CITY RUSH 5, SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS 2
(Rushmore Plaza Civic Center – Rapid City, SD)
The Rapid City Rush opened up a lead in the second period and held on, defeating the South Carolina Stingrays by a score of 5-2 on Sunday afternoon at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. Defenseman Joey Leach and forward Patrick Gaul scored goals for the Stingrays in the contest, while John Parker and Patrick Megannety recorded assists.
Monday, February 27 – at Rapid City Rush, 8:35 p.m. (Rushmore Plaza Civic Center)
Wednesday, March 1 – at Colorado Eagles, 9:05 p.m. (Budweiser Events Center)
Friday, March 3 – at Colorado Eagles, 9:05 p.m. (Budweiser Events Center)
Saturday, March 4 – at Colorado Eagles, 9:05 p.m. (Budweiser Events Center)
Goals: 24 – Rob Flick
Assists: 36 – Kelly Zajac*
Points: 50 – Rob Flick
Plus/Minus: Plus-13 – Danny Federico
Penalty Minutes: 139 – Marcus Perrier
Shots On Goal: 178 – Rob Flick
Wins: 17 – Parker Milner*
Goals Against Average: 2.33 – Joe Cannata*
Save Percentage: 0.916 – Joe Cannata*
* - Currently in the American Hockey League
MONARDO’S STREAK COMES TO AN END
Forward Domenic Monardo had his 11-game point streak halted in Sunday’s loss to Rapid City. The run spanned from Feb. 3-26 and included a total of 19 points on eight goals and 11 assists. Monardo also had six multi-point performances and became one of the team’s most dependable sources of offense. The Oakville, Ont. native now has 31 points (11 goals, 20 assists) in 39 games with South Carolina this year and has moved up to third in scoring among active Stingrays players.
FLICK HITS 50
With two assists in Saturday night’s win over Rapid City, Stingrays forward Rob Flick hit the 50-point mark for the first time in his six-year professional career. The London, Ont. native has already reached career-highs in goals (24), assists (26), points (50) and penalty minutes (121). Flick also leads all Stingrays skaters this season with 178 shots on net.
Stingrays’ defenseman Danny Federico has been a consistent presence on the team’s blue line all season, playing in 50 games and currently leads the team with a plus-minus rating of +13. The native of Acton, Mass., came to the squad in the offseason after being part of a Kelly Cup Championship run with the Allen Americans last year during his rookie season. Not known for his offensive play, Federico has chipped in with six assists on the year which is one point shy of where he was at with Allen last season (one goal, six assists). Federico played at Quinnipiac University in the ECAC for four seasons from 2011-2015.
MCPARLAND PICKS UP WHERE HE LEFT OFF
Forward Steven McParland made an impact right away in his first game back with South Carolina Saturday night after being released from a professional tryout agreement with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League (AHL) Tuesday. The forward scored the first goal of the night for the Rays and was second on the team with five shots on goal in the game. McParland played in three contests with the Wolves and had one assist to go along with four penalty minutes and a +2 rating while in the AHL. The Schreiber, Ont. native is third on the Stingrays in scoring this year with 34 points (14 goals, 20 assists) in 45 ECHL games.
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. The first 2,000 fans through the doors on March 11 will receive a Joe Devin Bobblehead! 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.