The Week That Was…
The South Carolina Stingrays wrapped up the Northern swing of a season-long six-game road trip with stops in Toledo, Ohio and Kalamazoo, Michigan to battle the Toledo Walleye and Kalamazoo Wings last week for a week record of 1-1-0-0, improving the Eastern Conference’s second-best overall record to 35-18-2-3.
The Stingrays closed a four-game season series against the Walleye Wednesday evening at Huntington Center with a 2-0 victory. Goaltender Allen York picked up his first shutout of the season making 28 saves and forward Peter Boyd netted a goal and an assist. With the win, the Stingrays finished 4-0-0-0 against the Walleye this season with three of the four victories arriving by shutout.
Friday marked the second and final meeting between the Stingrays and Wings. Kalamazoo jumped out to quick lead in the first period and picked up a 6-0 win at Wings Stadium. The Stingrays closed the series with a 1-1-0-0 record against Kalamazoo.
Record: 35-18-2-3, 75 points
Last 10 Games: 5-4-1-0
Goals: Peter Boyd (20)
Assists: Peter Boyd (31)
Points: Peter Boyd (51)
Penalty Minutes: Scott Langdon (121)
Power-Play Goals: Jack Downing, Dale Mitchell (5)
Power-Play Assists: Peter Boyd (9)
Power-Play Points: Peter Boyd (12)
Shorthanded Goals: *Andrew Cherniwchan, Patrick Gaul, Luke Greiner (2)
Shorthanded Assists: Luka Vidmar (2)
Shorthanded Points: Luke Greiner (3)
Game-Winning Goals: Peter Boyd (6)
Wins: Jeff Jakaitis (23)
GAA: *David LeNeveu (1.64)
SPCT: *David LeNeveu (.940)
*Cherniwchan is on loan to Providence (AHL)
*LeNeveu is on loan to Hartford (AHL)
Taking the Lead
The Stingrays are first in the South Division, second in the Eastern Conference and fourth overall in the ECHL with 75 points (35-18-2-3).
Goaltender Jeff Jakaitis leads the ECHL with a .931 save percentage and 23 wins, tied for first with a 1.92 goals-against average, second with 2,151 minutes played, tied for third with three shutouts and fourth with 934 saves.
Forward Peter Boyd is tied for 10 in the ECHL with 51 points (20 goals, 31 assists) and tied for first with six game-winning goals.
Forward Wayne Simpson is tied for 20 among ECHL rookies with 30 points (16 goals, 14 assists) and tied for second with three shootout goals.
Defenseman Steve Spinell is third among rookies with 32 minor penalties.
Forward Luke Greiner stands tied for first among ECHL first-year players with two shorthanded goals.
Defenseman Jeremy Price is third among rookies with a plus-minus rating of +18.
Defenseman Scott Langdon is second among ECHL defensemen with 15 major penalties and fourth with 121 penalty minutes.
The Stingrays boast the best defense in the ECHL averaging 2.26 goals against per game.
South Carolina Stingrays at Gwinnett Gladiators
Friday, Mar. 14
The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia
Listen Live: StingraysHockey.com
Preview: 14 of 15 meetings this season, 8-5-0-0 head-to-head record
South Carolina Stingrays vs. Gwinnett Gladiators
Saturday, Mar. 15
Lowcountry Food Bank Night – Bring non-perishable food times to stock the Lowcountry Food Bank shelves!
North Charleston Coliseum
Listen Live: StingraysHockey.com, Inside Coliseum at 87.8 FM
Preview: 15 of 15 meetings this season
South Carolina Stingrays at Greenville Road Warriors
Sunday, Mar. 16
Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina
Listen Live: StingraysHockey.com
Preview: 13 of 16 meetings this season, 7-3-0-2 head-to-head record
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