Weekly News & NotesDec 27, 2015
12/27/2015 11:17 AM -
17-10-2-1, 37 points, 2nd in the South Division, 4th in Eastern Conference
THIS WEEK'S GAMES:
Tuesday, December 29: South Carolina at Orlando, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 2: Cincinnati at South Carolina, 7:05 p.m.
Featuring an appearance from the World-Famous Zooperstars!
Sunday, January 3: Cincinnati at South Carolina, 3:05 p.m.
Youth Replica Jersey Giveaway (first 1,000 children) plus Postgame Skate with the Rays
Crews Subaru and Charleston County Parks Family Days featuring $5 Kids Tickets and $5 Kids Meals
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS:
December 26: Norfolk at South Carolina, 5-2 Win
A holiday break was just what the South Carolina Stingrays needed to get the club's scoring touch on track. Forward Stephan Vigier had two goals and an assist, and three other Stingrays enjoyed multi-point evenings to lead South Carolina to a 5-2 win over the Norfolk Admirals in front of 3,723 fans last Saturday night at the North Charleston Coliseum.
December 27: Norfolk at South Carolina, 3-0 Win
Branden Komm stopped 25 shots to earn his first professional shutout and lead the South Carolina Stingrays to a 3-0 victory over the Norfolk Admirals Sunday afternoon at the North Charleston Coliseum. Komm improved his record to 5-0-0-0 and the Stingrays earned the weekend sweep over the Admirals. Nick Jones scored the game-winning goal for South Carolina, and the Stingrays penalty kill held the Admirals to 0-for-7 on the power play.
KEEP KOMM AND CARRY ON
Goaltender Branden Komm recorded his first professional shutout in a 3-0 victory over Norfolk on Sunday. The goaltender is 5-0-0-0 on the season, posting a 1.40 goals against average and a .940 save percentage. The Williamsville, New York native is in his second professional season after spending the majority of last year with Evansville. Komm has seen his workload increase after Mark Dekanich was recalled to Hershey and Vitek Vanecek was reassigned to the Czech Republic squad for the World Junior Championships.
PERRIER UP FRONT
Marcus Perrier jumped from the blue line to forward this past weekend for South Carolina and made a large impact. The Thunder Bay, Ontario native scored his first two goals of the season in back-to-back games. He now has seven points (two goals, five assists) in 20 games.
The South Carolina Stingrays are allowing a league-low 25 shots per game this season. The Stingrays are also allowing the second least goals per game in the ECHL at just 2.07.
UP TO THE AHL
A number of South Carolina Stingrays have been recalled to the American Hockey League in the past weeks. Forward Derek DeBlois and Joe Devin are skating with the Lake Erie Monsters. Devin has notched two goals in three games, including the winning tally in a 3-2 victory over Grand Rapids on Sunday. Goaltender Mark Dekanich was recalled to the Stingrays AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears, and made his first start in a 5-3 loss on Sunday.
VANECEK AT WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
South Carolina goaltender Vitek Vanecek has started both games for the Czech Republic at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championships in Helsinki, Finland. Vanecek stopped 20 shots in a 2-1 shootout loss to Russia in the tournament's opening game. Earlier today, he recorded a 2-0 shutout in the Czech Republic's win over Slovakia.