Stingrays Weekly Report - October 31, 2016
Team Hosts Orlando Tuesday before welcoming Elmira on Thursday and SundayOct 31, 2016
STINGRAYS RECORD: 1-3-1-0
LAST WEEK: 1-3-0-0
TUESDAY: WICHITA THUNDER 3, SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS 1
(North Charleston Coliseum – North Charleston, SC)
The visiting Wichita Thunder scored three times in the third period to erase a deficit and defeat the South Carolina Stingrays by a final score of 3-1 Tuesday night at the North Charleston Coliseum. Forward Patrick Gaul scored his first goal of the season for South Carolina, while rookie netminder Adam Carlson was strong in net for the Stingrays, making 26 saves in a losing effort.
THURSDAY: ORLANDO SOLAR BEARS 2, SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS 1
(Amway Center – Orlando, FL)
The Orlando Solar Bears came from behind in the third period with two goals to defeat the South Carolina Stingrays by a score of 2-1 Thursday night at the Amway Center. Forward Olivier Archambault scored the first power play goal of the season for South Carolina in the loss, which was also his first goal with the Stingrays. Goaltender Parker Milner took the loss for the Rays, despite making 27 saves.
FRIDAY: SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS 2, FLORIDA EVERBLADES 1 OT
(Germain Arena – Estero, FL)
Olivier Archambault scored twice including the game-winning goal in overtime as the South Carolina Stingrays handed the Florida Everblades their first loss of the season 2-1 in dramatic fashion on Friday night at Germain Arena. Both of Archambault’s goals came on the man-advantage, giving the forward three straight tallies for South Carolina. Goaltender Adam Carlson made 31 saves in his second start of the year to earn his first professional victory in between the pipes.
SATURDAY: FLORIDA EVERBLADES 4, SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS 0
(Germain Arena – Estero, FL)
The Florida Everblades scored three times in the second period and got 22 saves from goaltender Anthony Peters to defeat the South Carolina Stingrays 4-0 at Germain Arena on Saturday night. Stingrays’ goaltender Parker Milner was busy all night, making 35 saves in a losing effort for South Carolina. The Rays finished its first road trip of the season by bringing home a total of two points from Friday’s 2-1 overtime win.
Tuesday, November 1 – vs. Orlando Solar Bears, 7:05 p.m. - $2 Beer from 6-8 p.m., $2 Hot Dogs all game (North Charleston Coliseum)
Thursday, November 3 – vs. Elmira Jackals, 7:05 p.m. – Thursday Night Hockey (North Charleston Coliseum)
Sunday, November 6 – vs. Elmira Jackals, 3:05 p.m. – Pokémon Night (North Charleston Coliseum)
Goals: 3 – Olivier Archambault
Assists: 3 – Kelly Zajac
Points: 3 – Archambault, Zajac, Daniel New
Plus/Minus: Plus-1 – Steven McParland, Marcus Perrier
Penalty Minutes: 19 – Trevor Gillies
Shots On Goal: 17 – Olivier Archambault
WARSOFSKY EARNS FIRST WIN
Stingrays head coach Ryan Warsofsky got his first win as the top man behind the bench for South Carolina on Friday night with the win over Florida. Warsofsky was promoted from the assistant position this past summer on July 6. The North Marshfield, Mass. native is the first American born coach in franchise history and has been with the Stingrays as an assistant since 2013, helping to guide South Carolina to several of the most successful seasons in team history while working with the team’s defense and special teams.
CARLSON OFF TO A STRONG START
Rookie goaltender Adam Carlson made 31 saves in Friday night’s game to record his first professional win in his second start. The netminder also played well in his regular season debut Tuesday night vs. Wichita in a losing effort. Although it’s a small sample size, the Edina, Minn. native now has a goals against average of 1.50 and a save percentage at .950 this season. At 6-foot-3, 180 pounds, Carlson is in his first full professional season out of Mercyhurst University.
ARCHAMBAULT BREAKS THROUGH
Forward Olivier Archambault has potted three straight goals for South Carolina and now leads the team in scoring. After tallying the only goal during Thursday night’s 2-1 loss to Orlando, the forward scored both goals for the Rays in their first win of the season at Florida on Saturday. All three of Archambault’s goals have come on the power play, and he has the only man-advantage goals for the Stingrays so far this season.
The Stingrays begin the month of November at home on Tuesday, Nov. 1 as they host the Orlando Solar Bears at the North Charleston Coliseum at 7:05 p.m. Single-game tickets for the 2016-17 season are now on sale at the North Charleston Coliseum Box Office and ticketmaster.com. Full and half-season ticket plans are also available.
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