Game Preview: Rays Host Gwinnett Tonight
North Charleston, SC - The South Carolina Stingrays host the Gwinnett Gladiators tonight at 7:05 p.m. at the North Charleston Coliseum.
Tickets are still available for tonight's game ranging from $13 - $19, so stop by the Coliseum Box Office or purchase online at www.ticketmaster.com. Have a group of ten or more? Call the Stingrays at 744-2248 for special discounts.
In team news, goaltender James Reimer has been loaned to the team from the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League. The rookie from Arborg, MAN played in two games for the Toronto Marlies of the AHL before being sent to the Reading Royals. With Reading, Reimer played 22 games, posting a 10-7-2-1 record with a 3.30 goals against average and a .904 save percentage.
In other team news, goaltender Jeremey Duchesne was recalled by the Philadelphia Flyers.
South Carolina: 33-22-2-4, 72 points (2nd place, South Division)
Gwinnett: 26-26-1-5, 58 points (5th place, South Division)
Last time out
The Stingrays led 2-0 after two periods, but dropped a 3-2 decision in a shootout to the Mississippi Sea Wolves Wednesday night at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi. Gwinnett, meanwhile, fell to the Charlotte Checkers Tuesday night on the road, 4-1.
Stingrays vs Gladiators, Head-to-head in 2008-09
Stingrays vs Gladiators, All-time
South Carolina: Jared Bednar (2nd year)
Gwinnett: Jeff Pyle (6th year)
South Carolina: Washington Capitals
Gwinnett: Atlanta Thrashers & Chicago Blackhawks
South Carolina: Hershey Bears
Gwinnett: Chicago Wolves & Rockford IceHogs
South Carolina: Bryson Busniuk, Nate Kiser, Patrick Wellar
Gwinnett: Chris Cava
South Carolina: Spencer Carbery (A), Travis Morin (A), Matt Scherer (A)
Gwinnett: Jeff Mason (C), Andy Brandt (A), Chris Cava (A)
South Carolina: Travis Morin (20-51-71), Michael Dubuc (35-20-55), Maxime Lacroix (26-26-52)
Gwinnett: Jordan Fox (24-31-55), Pat Bateman (17-22-39), Dirk Southern (9-24-33)
Rookie F Nikita Kashirsky tallied his first professional goal in Wednesday's loss ... D Scott Romfo's 26 points (7g, 19a) are a new career high ... D Lyon Messier registered his first career ECHL point on Wednesday ... South Carolina has been outshot by its opponent just 15 times in 61 games this season ... The Stingrays are 1-4 following overtime/shootout losses ... SC has killed 13 consecutive penalties ... G Joe Fallon, reassigned yesterday from Chicago (AHL), is 4-0 against the Rays this season, stopping 140 of 148 shots faced (.946 save percentage) ... Fox is tied for second in the ECHL with 5 short-handed markers ... F Matt Siddall was also sent down on Thursday ... D Chad Denny and F Tomas Pospisil (Chicago), along with D Jim Jackson (Peoria), who were assigned to Gwinnett last weekend, were recalled to the AHL this week ... The Gladiators, one point behind Mississippi for the fourth and final playoff spot in the South Division, own three games in-hand on the Sea Wolves ... Gwinnett is 18-0-0-1 when leading after two periods ... Tonight's contest is the final time the two teams meet at the North Charleston Coliseum, with the final three games of the season series shifting to Gwinnett.
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