Stingrays Weekly Report - November 13

Stingrays Weekly Report - November 13

Nov 13, 2017

The South Carolina Stingrays earned points in all five of their home contests that came in a 7-day span between Nov. 5-11 and are now sitting in second place in the ECHL’s South Division with a record of 7-1-2-0 and 16 points through their first 10 games. South Carolina has secured points in nine of their 10 contests and is unbeaten in regulation in their last five games. The team’s defense is now ranked third among all ECHL teams, allowing just 2.40 goals per game.

The Rays hit the road and play a 10:30 a.m. game in Jacksonville on Tuesday morning before returning home to face Greenville on Saturday during Marvel Super Hero Night at 7:05 p.m. South Carolina will cap off the week with their first trip of the season to Atlanta for a matchup with the Gladiators on Sunday afternoon.

STINGRAYS RECORD: 7-1-2-0

LAST WEEK: 2-0-2-0

TUESDAY: SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS 4, READING ROYALS 3 OT
(North Charleston Coliseum – North Charleston, SC)

Joe Devin scored in the final minute of the third period and Andrew Cherniwchan netted the game-winner in overtime for the South Carolina Stingrays in a 4-3 defeat of the Reading Royals on Tuesday night at the North Charleston Coliseum. Cherniwchan was one of three Stingrays with multi-point games, scoring a goal and an assist. Defenseman Travis Walsh also had a goal and an assist, while forward Kelly Zajac, who played against his brother Nolan for the first time in his career, had two helpers.

WEDNESDAY: SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS 2, READING ROYALS 1
(North Charleston Coliseum – North Charleston, SC)

Defenseman Frankie Simonelli scored a shorthanded goal in the second period and goaltender Parker Milner made 38 saves as the South Carolina Stingrays won their third straight game by a score of 2-1 over the Reading Royals on Wednesday night at the North Charleston Coliseum. Johnny McInnis got credited with his first goal of the year on a deflection in the first period, while Patrick Gaul, who again played defense for most of the game, set up the winning goal while on the penalty kill.

FRIDAY: ATLANTA GLADIATORS 3, SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS 2 OT
(North Charleston Coliseum – North Charleston, SC)

The Atlanta Gladiators scored in the final minute of the third period to force overtime and won the game with a power play goal at 2:04 of the extra session to defeat the South Carolina Stingrays by a final score of 3-2 on Friday night at the North Charleston Coliseum. Nick Johnson and Joe Devin provided goals for the Stingrays in the contest, while goaltender Jeff Jakaitis made 29 saves for South Carolina in the loss.

SATURDAY: ATLANTA GLADIATORS 2, SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS 1 OT
(North Charleston Coliseum – North Charleston, SC)

The Atlanta Gladiators defeated the South Carolina Stingrays in overtime for the second consecutive night Saturday at the North Charleston Coliseum by a score of 2-1. Forward Johnny McInnis scored the lone tally for South Carolina in the second period, while goaltender Parker Milner made 22 saves in the contest.

THIS WEEK
Tuesday, November 14 – at Jacksonville Icemen, 10:30 a.m. (Veterans Memorial Arena)
Saturday, November 18 – vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits, 7:05 p.m. (North Charleston Coliseum)
Sunday, November 19 – at Atlanta Gladiators, 2:05 p.m. (Infinite Energy Center)

STINGRAYS LEADERS
Goals: 5 – Andrew Cherniwchan, Nick Johnson
Assists: 8 – Robbie Baillargeon
Points: 8 – Joe Devin, Steven Whitney, Robbie Baillargeon
Plus/Minus: Plus-7 – Joe Devin
Penalty Minutes: 25 – Marcus Perrier
Shots On Goal: 28 – Steven Whitney
Wins: 5 – Jeff Jakaitis
Goals Against Average: 1.46 – Parker Milner
Save Percentage: 0.952 – Parker Milner

CAPTAIN JOE LEADING THE WAY
Stingrays’ captain Joe Devin had four points in the team’s four games last week with two goals and two assists. After an empty-net goal to seal a victory over Jacksonville on Sunday, Devin scored another in the final minute of Tuesday’s contest against Reading to send the game into overtime. The following night, the Scituate, Mass. native started a short-handed rush that turned into a game-winning goal for defenseman Frankie Simonelli. He then posted a power play goal and an assist in Friday’s overtime loss to Atlanta. Devin is now tied for the team lead in scoring with eight points and leads the squad in plus-minus at +7 through 10 games this season.

MILNER’S SOLID START
Goaltender Parker Milner made his first start of the 2017-18 season with the Stingrays on Wednesday and did not disappoint, stopping 38 of 39 shots en route to a 2-1 victory over Reading. He also played well in his second appearance on Saturday, making 22 saves in an overtime loss to Atlanta. Milner has a goals against average of 1.46 after his two starts to go with a 0.952 save percentage. The 27-year-old began his season in the AHL with the Hershey Bears, playing in six games before being re-assigned to the Stingrays.

DEFENSIVE SPECIALISTS
South Carolina has fared well defensively in their first 10 games of the 2017-18 season, allowing just 2.40 goals per outing which is third-best in the ECHL. The Stingrays have only allowed more than three goals once this season, and average an allowance of 28.80 shots on goal per game, which is fifth in the league.

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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