Weekly News and Notes

Feb 8, 2016


02/08/2016 3:13 PM -

TEAM RECORD
24-16-3-2, 53 points, 3rd in South Division, 6th in Eastern Conference

ACTIVE TEAM LEADERS:
GOALS: David Pacan (15)
ASSISTS: David Pacan (23)
POINTS: David Pacan (38)
+/-: Bobby Shea (18)
WINS: Mark Dekanich (11)
GAA: Mark Dekanich (2.20)
SV%: Mark Dekanich (.924)

THIS WEEK’S GAMES:
Tuesday, February 9 at Missouri, 8:05 p.m.
Wednesday, February 10 at Tulsa, 8:05 p.m.
Friday, February 12 at Wichita, 8:05 p.m.
Saturday, February 13 at Wichita, 8:05 p.m.

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 games 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:
February 5: Brampton at South Carolina, 4-3 Win/SO
Joe Devin and David Pacan scored in the shootout to earn the South Carolina Stingrays a 4-3 victory over the visiting Brampton Beast Friday night at the North Charleston Coliseum. Brett Cameron notched three points for the Stingrays and goaltender Mark Dekanich stopped 24 of 25 Brampton shots and two Beast shootout attempts as the Stingrays gained the extra point in the first ever meeting between the two teams.

February 6: Florida at South Carolina, 8-1 Win
On Military Appreciation Night, presented by APECS Aerospace, the South Carolina Stingrays honored the armed forces with a big victory over the Eastern Conference's top team. In front of 7,299, the Stingrays dominated the rival Florida Everblades, winning 8-1 Saturday night at the North Charleston Coliseum. The victory was the third straight for South Carolina.

NEW OPPONENTS
The Stingrays visit Missouri, Tulsa and Wichita this week. The Stingrays will be battling against the Mavericks, Oilers and Thunder for the first time in club history. All three teams were added to the ECHL last season after spending time previously in the Central Hockey League. Missouri is the ECHL's top team with 73 points and a a 35-5-2-1 record.

FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME
In the Stingrays 8-1 win over Florida, defenseman Nick D’Agostino and forward Casey Thrush both scored their first goals as members of the Stingrays. D’Agostino has registered seven points (one goal, six assists) in 31 games this season with South Carolina. Thrush, picked up off waivers from the Allen Americans, notched a goal and an assist in his second game with the Stingrays.

IT'S WORKING FOR PACAN
South Carolina’s top player came to the club via Tuesday's opponent, the Missouri Mavericks. The Stingrays acquired the rights to forward David Pacan from Missouri for the rights to defenseman Lee Moffie on September 24, 2015. Pacan signed with the Stingrays and is enjoying a breakout first season with the club. He leads the team in all offensive categories with 38 points (15 goals, 23 assists). He is currently on an eight-game point streak.

OFFENSIVE EXPLOSION
The Stingrays scored a season-high eight goals last Saturday in an 8-1 win over Eastern Conference leading Florida. Eight different players scored, and 12 different players collected a point. Forwards David Pacan and Paul Rodrigues, and well as defenseman Brendan Ellis, all registered three points.

WENT TO JARED
Forward Jared Staal notched two assists in Saturday’s 8-1 win, giving him 13 points (six goals, seven assists) on the season. With that, Staal has tied a career high for points as a professional in one season. During the 2010-11 season, Staal notched 11 points with Florida (ECHL) and two with Charlotte (AHL).

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