Greetings from Wheeling! We’re just a few hours away from taking the ice for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. With the series tied 1-1 and two games in Wheeling still remaining later this week, tonight’s game is a big one. I’d fully expect the intensity in this series to ramp up this evening, and for us to see both teams with a little bit more wind in their sails. After a quick Morning Skate, the Rays players have spent the afternoon at the hotel getting ready for tonight’s game. There is a good feeling around the team right now and the squad is ready to put Game 2 behind them and get rolling this evening.
#2 South Carolina vs #6 Adirondack
#1 Missouri vs #4 Allen
As Ric Flair would say, “WOOOOO!” The best time of year is upon us. It’s PLAYOFF TIME as we start the pursuit of our fourth Kelly Cup. The Stingrays fly out to Kalamazoo Thursday as we prepare for the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series versus the Wings.
There is a lot of reason to be excited for what is ahead for this Stingrays squad. This group is deep, tough, has great goaltending, is tight knit, has great chemistry, and goes into the playoffs having not lost in regulation since Feb. 28. With that said, the playoffs are a whole new animal and the Stingrays will need to bring their A-game against a Kalamazoo team that hasn’t lost in regulation in 10 games and scratched and clawed their way to get one of the final playoff spots.
Here’s my playoff primer with more info about Kalamazoo, a look at the Rays history in the playoffs, my thoughts and much more!
Only a few games left in the regular season! It’s an exciting time for the South Carolina Stingrays. The club goes into this week on the verge of clinching a playoff spot, and is in the top spot in the South Division, and only three points out of the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Safe to say, there is nothing better than this time of year for hockey fans. Every game is a big one and then the real fun starts come mid-April.
We’ve got plenty to talk about, including the playoff race, where the Rays might finish, our exciting news regarding the Capitals, our upcoming Coach’s Show and some random thoughts. Let’s get started…
Hello Stingrays fans! Hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather we’re having here in the Lowcountry. Most of all, I hope you enjoyed a heck of a month of February for the Stingrays. The club just finished up an impressive 10-2-1-0 month that included many highlights. We’ll look back at the month that was, and look ahead to Saturday’s 10th Annual Pink in the Rink presented by Trident Health.
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Hello Rays fans! It’s been a busy weekend in Norfolk and a big game is on tap tonight. Thanks for checking in for another blog.
I’ve got a bit of a shorter blog this week…but let’s get at it!