Stingrays Weekly Report - March 20Mar 20, 2017
After a win in their only game against Greenville last week, the South Carolina Stingrays begin a busy stretch this week with four games in five days. The victory over the Swamp Rabbits was the ninth for South Carolina in 13 meetings on the season, with one final matchup coming on March 28. The Rays are in a battle for the 2017 Kelly Cup Playoffs and currently sit in fifth place in the South Division with 69 points, two behind Orlando for the fourth and final spot in the postseason.
South Carolina begins a stretch of three straight games against the Atlanta Gladiators on Wednesday night at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth, Georgia. The Glads will then make the trip to North Charleston for games this weekend on Friday and Saturday night, both beginning at 7:05 p.m. Finally, the Stingrays host the Indy Fuel for the only matchup of the two teams this year on Sunday afternoon at 3:05.
STINGRAYS RECORD: 33-26-2-1
LAST WEEK: 1-0-0-0
SATURDAY: SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS 7, GREENVILLE SWAMP RABBITS 5
(North Charleston Coliseum – North Charleston, SC)
The South Carolina Stingrays raced past the Greenville Swamp Rabbits in a wild back-and-forth contest by a score of 7-5 on Saturday night at the North Charleston Coliseum. Olivier Archambault had a hat trick for South Carolina on nine shots in the win, while Andrew Cherniwchan scored twice and both Patrick Gaul and Patrick Megannety had two assists.
Wednesday, March 22 – at Atlanta Gladiators, 7:05 p.m. (Infinite Energy Center)
Friday, March 24 – vs. Atlanta Gladiators, 7:05 p.m. (North Charleston Coliseum)
Saturday, March 25 – vs. Atlanta Gladiators, 7:05 p.m. (North Charleston Coliseum)
Sunday, March 26 – vs. Indy Fuel, 3:05 p.m. (North Charleston Coliseum)
Goals: 29 – Rob Flick
Assists: 36 – Kelly Zajac
Points: 59 – Rob Flick
Plus/Minus: Plus-17 – Danny Federico, Rob Flick
Penalty Minutes: 198 – Marcus Perrier
Shots On Goal: 203 – Rob Flick
Wins: 20 – Parker Milner
Goals Against Average: 2.77 – Parker Milner
Save Percentage: 0.898 – Parker Milner
ARCHAMBAULT BREAKS OUT
Forward Olivier Archambault has posted consecutive three-point outings in the past two games for South Carolina. First in last Sunday’s game vs. Florida, the Montreal, Que. native scored a goal and assisted on two others in a losing effort. He then scored the first three goals of the game for the Rays on Saturday night, netting his first hat trick of the season. Archambault has 17 points (12 goals, five assists) in 26 games this year.
MCPARLAND NO LONGER LOOKING LIKE A ROOKIE
Forward Steven McParland has continued his stellar rookie campaign with the Stingrays and has now scored points in seven consecutive games, his longest streak of the season. McParland netted the game-winning goal in the third period of Saturday’s win over Greenville. The Schreiber, Ont. native has 42 points (19 goals, 23 assists) in 52 ECHL games this year. His goal total is second-best on the team and 12th among all ECHL first-year skaters.
CHERNIWCHAN MAKING QUICK WORK OF THE RABBITS
South Carolina forward Andrew Cherniwchan put on a great offensive display during the second period of Saturday’s win over Greenville, scoring twice in a span of fewer than three minutes. The Hinton, Alta. native first deflected a pass from Rob Flick into the net for his eighth goal of the year at 15:05 before taking things into his own hands and scoring his ninth tally at 18:02. At the time, the two goals gave the Stingrays a 5-2 advantage in the game. Cherniwchan has now accounted for 18 points (nine goals, nine assists) in 26 games with the Rays this year.
PATRICKS PACKING A PUNCH
Linemates Patrick Gaul and Patrick Megannety both had two assists on goals by Olivier Archambault Saturday night. The helpers vaulted Gaul to a new career-high in assists (24) and points (33) on the season, while Megannety has upped his total to four points in 12 games with the Rays this year. The two have worked well on a line together since being united and saw success Saturday. Gaul finished with a +3 rating, Archambault was a +2 and Megannety ended at +1.
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 at Saturday’s game receive a free Stingrays wall poster! 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.