Stingrays Weekly Report - March 6

Stingrays Weekly Report - March 6

Mar 6, 2017

The South Carolina Stingrays host the Florida Everblades twice this weekend for an important divisional series at the North Charleston Coliseum. The Rays are in a battle for the 2017 Kelly Cup Playoffs and currently sit in fifth place in the South Division with 65 points, just one point behind Cincinnati and two points behind Orlando for third. In eight previous matchups with the Everblades this season, South Carolina is 4-4.

Saturday night’s game begins at 7:05 p.m. and will be played on pink colored ice for Pink In The Rink Night. The Stingrays will also wear specialty jerseys for the contest that will be auctioned off after the game to benefit Share Our Suzy. Sunday’s game is an afternoon battle at 3:05 p.m.

STINGRAYS RECORD: 31-25-2-1

LAST WEEK: 1-3-0-0

MONDAY: RAPID CITY RUSH 5, SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS 1
(Rushmore Plaza Civic Center – Rapid City, SD)

Rapid City Rush goaltender Adam Morrison had an outstanding game between the pipes and finished with 42 saves in a 5-2 defeat of the South Carolina Stingrays on Monday night at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. Patrick Megannety and Steven McParland scored the goals for South Carolina in the loss, while Scott Tanski, Patrick Gaul, Domenic Monardo and Rob Flick each added assists.

WEDNESDAY: COLORADO EAGLES 7, SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS 2
(Budweiser Event Center – Loveland, CO)

The Colorado Eagles climbed out of an early 2-0 first-period deficit to the South Carolina Stingrays by scoring seven straight goals in a 7-2 decision for their 16th straight win on Wednesday night at the Budweiser Event Center. Forwards Steven McParland and John Parker had goals for the Stingrays in the opening period, while defensemen Joey Leach and Steve Weinstein contributed assists in the loss.

FRIDAY: COLORADO EAGLES 5, SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS 4
(Budweiser Event Center – Loveland, CO)

The Colorado Eagles held off a late charge from the South Carolina Stingrays, securing a 5-4 win in a physical contest at the Budweiser Event Center on Friday night. Forwards Rob Flick, Steven McParland and Scott Tanski each had multi-point nights for the Stingrays, all scoring a goal and adding an assist in the loss. Defenseman Colton Saucerman also chipped in with two assists for South Carolina.

SATURDAY: SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS 4, COLORADO EAGLES 1
(Budweiser Event Center – Loveland, CO)

Two first period power play goals gave the South Carolina Stingrays an early lead that they never let go of, ending a streak of 17 consecutive wins by the Colorado Eagles with a 4-1 victory at the Budweiser Event Center on Saturday night. Rob Flick led the way for the Stingrays with two goals in the contest while Scott Tanski scored his 10th of the season and goaltender Parker Milner earned the win with 28 saves.

THIS WEEK
Saturday, March 11 – vs. Florida Everblades, 7:05 p.m. (North Charleston Coliseum)
Sunday, March 12 – vs. Florida Everblades, 3:05 p.m. (North Charleston Coliseum)

STINGRAYS LEADERS
Goals: 27 – Rob Flick
Assists: 36 – Kelly Zajac*
Points: 56 – Rob Flick
Plus/Minus: Plus-13 – Danny Federico
Penalty Minutes: 171 – Marcus Perrier
Shots On Goal: 195 – Rob Flick
Wins: 18 – Parker Milner
Goals Against Average: 2.71 – Parker Milner
Save Percentage: 0.899 – Parker Milner

* - Currently in the American Hockey League

FLICK LEADING THE WAY OFFENSIVELY
Forward Rob Flick had points in all four games for the Stingrays last week, including three goals in the last two contests at Colorado. The forward leads the team in scoring with 56 points (27g, 29a) in 56 games this season. He also leads the team with 195 shots on goal and is second on the squad with a +12 rating.

MCPARLAND MAKING A BIG IMPACT
Forward Steven McParland has made a big impact for South Carolina since returning to the team after playing in three AHL games with the Chicago Wolves. The rookie forward scored twice in the three-game series in Rapid City and had points in all three contests against Colorado. In Wednesday’s loss to the Eagles, McParland added his 16th of the year while the Rays were short-handed. Then on Friday, the first-year skater scored his 17th tally in the third period. The Schreiber, Ont. native is third on the Stingrays in scoring this year with 39 points (17 goals, 22 assists) in 49 ECHL games.

TANSKI TURNS UP THE HEAT
Forward Scott Tanski had points in four of the Stingrays' last five games during their western road trip and has netted power play goals in back-to-back outings. With his power play tally in Saturday’s 4-1 win, Tanski reached double-digits with 10 goals on the season. The strike turned out to be the game-winner, Tanski’s third of the year. The Burlington, Ont. native has 15 points on the season and recently played in his 240th ECHL game while in Colorado.

WEINSTEIN MAKING WAVES
Defenseman Steve Weinstein had a point in each of the three games the Stingrays played in Colorado last week. In six games vs. the Eagles this season, Weinstein finished with a total of nine points (2g, 7a). The second-year blueliner has accumulated 24 points on four goals and 20 assists through 41 ECHL games this year.

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.

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