Weekly News and NotesMar 7, 2016
03/07/2016 4:05 PM -
33-18-5-2, 73 points, 2nd in South Division, 4th in Eastern Conference
ACTIVE TEAM LEADERS:
GOALS: Brett Cameron (19), Stephan Vigier (19)
ASSISTS: David Pacan (33)
POINTS: David Pacan (51)
+/-: Joey Leach (27)
WINS: Mark Dekanich (15)
GAA: Mark Dekanich (2.13)
SV%: Mark Dekanich (.926)
THIS WEEK’S GAMES:
Thursday, March 10 at Greenville, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, March 11 vs Atlanta, 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 12 vs Atlanta, 7:05 p.m.
THIS WEEK’S PROMOTIONS
Friday, March 11, 7:05 p.m. vs Atlanta – Dog Days of Winter
With the purchase of a ticket from the owner, dogs of all sizes and breeds are allowed in to watch our game against the Atlanta Gladiators with their human! Come see our Wiener Dog races on the ice during first intermission, take a picture of Cool Ray and your doggy companion and enjoy a game with your canine friend!
Saturday, March 12, 7:05 p.m. vs Atlanta – Youth Jersey Giveaway
Hagemeyer North America & Liquid Box are sponsoring our Youth Jersey Giveaway to the first 1,000 kids ages 12 and under at Saturday’s game. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for season ticket holders and 6:00 p.m. for the general public.
WATCH PARTIES AT KING STREET GRILLE-NORTHWOODS:
King Street Grille-Northwoods has become the Watch Party Destination for Stingrays road games during the 2015-2016 season, including the game in Greenville this week. Fans 21 and up may enjoy a special offer of $3 Drafts, including Bud Light, Michelob Ultra, Shocktop and Landshark during all Stingrays Watch Parties at King Street Grille.
LAST WEEK’S RESULTS:
March 4: South Carolina at Atlanta, 4-2 Win
Joey Leach scored two third period goals, including the game-winning tally, to help the South Carolina Stingrays earn their first comeback win of the season when trailing after the second period. The Stingrays earned a 4-2 victory over the Atlanta Gladiators Friday night at the Infinite Energy Arena. Trailing 2-1 after the second period, the Stingrays got three goals from defenseman in the game's final frame to earn the win.
March 5: South Carolina vs Adirondack, 3-2 Overtime Loss
The South Carolina Stingrays welcomed a crowd of 7,129 fans for the 10th Annual Pink in the Rink presented by Trident Health Saturday night, however it would be the Adirondack Thunder earning the 3-2 overtime victory at the North Charleston Coliseum. South Carolina got goals from Jared Staal and Joe Devin, and 31 saves from Mark Dekanich on an evening where the club helped fight breast cancer.
SOUTH DIVISION BATTLES
Twelve of the remaining 14 games for the Stingrays are matchups versus the South Division. The Stingrays battle Atlanta six times, and Orlando, Florida and Greenville two times in the final month of the season. This season, South Carolina is 18-10-2-1 versus the South Division, and enters the week just one point back of South Division leading Florida.
On Friday, the South Carolina Stingrays earned a 4-2 win at Atlanta. It was the club’s first win when trailing after the second period. The Stingrays scored three goals in the third period, including two goals from defenseman Joey Leach, including the game-winning tally with just 1:59 to play. South Carolina is now 1-13-1-1 when trailing after two periods.
PACAN CLOSING IN
Forward David Pacan needs just two points to set a new career-high for points in a season. The forward has registered 51 points (18 goals, 33 assists) this season in 56 games with South Carolina. Pacan's career-best season came during his rookie campaign in 2012-13 as a member of the Cincinnati Cyclones. Pacan registered 52 points in 57 games. The Ottawa, Ontario native is the Stingrays leading scorer this season.
PINK IN THE RINK A SUCCESS
The Stingrays hosted the 10th Annual Pink in the Rink presented by Trident Heath last Saturday, March 5 benefiting Share Our Suzy. While the club fell 3-2 to Adirondack in the overtime, the evening was a success to help the fight against breast cancer. The Stingrays wore pink jerseys, skated on pink ice and welcomed 7,129 fans. The club hosted a postgame jersey auction with proceeds going towards Share our Suzy. Forward Jared Staal's jersey went for a team-best $3,000 at auction, while captain Andrew Rowe's jersey raised over $4,400 via an in-game raffle.
DATE TO KNOW
The ECHL's Trade Deadline is this Thursday, March 10 at 3 p.m. Eastern.
NHL AFFILIATE UPDATE:
Washington Capitals (48-13-4, 1st Metropolitan Division, 1st Eastern Conference)
Notes: Tonight the Capitals go up against the Anaheim Ducks at 10:00 p.m., coming into the game with a 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night. In the game, defenseman Matt Niskanen scored an overtime goal on Boston’s Tuukka Rask to seal the deal.
AHL AFFILIATE UPDATE:
Hershey Bears (34-16-3-7, 1st Atlantic Division, 3rd Eastern Conference)
Notes: The Bears’ season-high five game win streak was snapped on the road on Sunday with a 5-4 loss to Wilkes-Barre Scranton. Seven goals were scored within the first period, one of those being from Tyler Lewington, who has played in 14 games with the Stingrays.
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