Weekly News and Notes

Feb 15, 2016

02/15/2016 11:07 AM -

27-16-4-2, 60 points, 2nd in South Division, 5th in Eastern Conference

GOALS: David Pacan (16), Brett Cameron (16)
ASSISTS: David Pacan (28)
POINTS: David Pacan (44)
+/-: Bobby Shea (21), Joey Leach (21)
WINS: Mark Dekanich (13)
GAA: Mark Dekanich (2.13)
SV%: Mark Dekanich (.926)

Tuesday, February 16 vs Greenville, 7:05 p.m.
Friday, February 19 at Greenville, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 20 at Greenville, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 21 vs Greenville, 3:05 p.m.

Tuesday, February 16, 7:05 p.m. vs. Greenville- Ladies Night
All women 18 and older gain FREE admission by showing their ID at the North Charleston Coliseum Box Office for Ladies Night. Two-for-one tickets are also available for all guys, so bring your friends along for the game. Everyone can also enjoy $2 beer and $2 hot dog specials during the game. 

Sunday, February 21, 3:05 p.m. vs Greenville-Mascot Mania
It's Mascot Mania featuring over a dozen of Cool Ray's friends! It's a Crews Subaru and Charleston County Parks Family Days game featuring $5 Kids Tickets and $5 Kids Meals. Head to King Street Grille-Northwoods for a Postgame Meet and Greet with Stingrays players including Bobby Shea and Nick Jones.

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. 

February 9: South Carolina at Missouri, 4-2 Win
Jared Staal’s goal at 5:26 of the third period of play helped the South Carolina Stingrays beat the ECHL’s top team, the Missouri Mavericks, 4-2, last Tuesday evening at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. The loss was only the second defeat suffered by the Mavericks at home this season, and the victory was South Carolina’s fourth straight win. 

February 10: South Carolina at Tulsa, 1-2 Loss
Brett Cameron scored his 14th goal of the season and Vitek Vanecek stopped 22 shots to help the South Carolina Stingrays earn a point in the standings, but the Tulsa Oilers  came away with a 2-1 overtime win last Wednesday night at the BOK Center. Connor Kucera's power play goal at 1:05 of overtime proved to be the game-winning tally for the Oilers in the first ever match-up of the two teams. 

February 12: South Carolina at Wichita, 5-1 Win
Forward Caleb Herbert didn't miss a beat in his first game back with the South Carolina Stingrays. After being reassigned from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) earlier today, Herbert notched a pair of goals, and the Stingrays exploded for a four-goal second period, to earn a 5-1 victory over the Wichita Thunder Friday at the Intrust Bank Arena. The Stingrays victory, combined with Atlanta's shootout loss to Orlando, moved the Stingrays into second place in the South Division with 58 points. 

February 13: South Carolina at Wichita, 4-1 Win
Austin Fyten scored twice in the second period, and the South Carolina Stingrays rolled past the Wichita Thunder  with a 4-1 victory last Saturday night at the Intrust Bank Arena. The victory gave the Stingrays points in seven straight games, and the club finished the Midwest road trip at 3-0-1-0.

South Carolina Stingrays forward Brett Cameron notched a goal in the Stingrays last contest on February 13 to extend his point streak to six games. During the six games, Cameron has recorded nine points (five goals, four assists). The rookie forward is tied for the team lead with 16 goals. 

The South Carolina Stingrays have recorded points in their last seven games from January 30 to February 13, establishing a record of 6-0-1-0. In the last seven contests, the Rays have been on the road for five games.

Last week saw many familiar additions to the South Carolina Stingrays roster with defenseman Joey Leach (Hershey) and forward Derek DeBlois (Lake Erie) returning to the club, and Caleb Herbert, who scored 19 goals with the team last year, being reassigned from Hershey. Leach was returned after appearing in six games since being recalled on January 8. Herbert, a fifth round selection of the Capitals in the 2010 NHL Draft, returned to the Stingrays after skating in 23 games for the Bears this season, notching two assists. DeBlois, 24, has had three stints with the Lake Erie Monsters this season, appearing in 30 games and registering three goals and two assists for five points.

The South Carolina Stingrays play their next eight games against teams all from the South Division – Greenville, Florida and Atlanta. The Stingrays play a pair of games at home and on the road against Greenville this week. They are 1-3-1-0 against the Swamp Rabbits this year. Against the Everblades, who the Rays visit for three games next week. South Carolina is 3-2-1-0. 

Washington Capitals (40-10-4, 1st Metropolitan Division, 1st Eastern Conference)
Notes: The Capitals earned a victory over the reeling Minnesota Wild last week before just falling short in a comeback attempt at Dallas last weekend. Former Stingray goalie Braden Holtby has 35 wins for Washington.

Hershey Bears (28-14-3-7, 2nd Atlantic Division, 4th Eastern Conference)
Notes: Hershey is 6-1-1-2 in their last 10 games, rising to second in the Atlanta Division. They won their last game, 4-3 in a shootout, over Springfield on Saturday.

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