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Hildebrand Makes 43 Saves to Hold off Stingrays

March 26, 2017 - ECHL (ECHL) - South Carolina Stingrays News Release

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - Goaltender Jake Hildebrand led the Indy Fuel (20-40-3-3) to a 4-1 victory over the South Carolina Stingrays (36-27-2-1) on Sunday afternoon at the North Charleston Coliseum, making a total of 43 saves.

Andrew Cherniwchan scored the only goal of the game for the Stingrays, while Adam Carlson got the start in goal and stopped 20 shots for South Carolina in the loss.

Indy got out in front right away, scoring twice in the first three minutes of the game. First, former Stingray forward Nick Bligh picked up some revenge on his former team with his 12th goal of the year before Josh Shalla added to the lead at 2:45, making it 2-0.

Andrew Cherniwchan responded and got the Rays on the board with his 10th goal of the season and made it 2-1 at 6:23 of the first. Assists on the goal were credited to Kevin Dufour and Joey Leach.

But Michael Neal managed to put the Fuel back in front by two goals before the end of the first period, scoring with just 19 seconds remaining in the frame to make it 3-1.

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