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Munce stands tall but Stingrays knock off Sea Wolves 3-1

March 29, 2009 - ECHL (ECHL) - Mississippi Sea Wolves News Release

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - Ryan Munce made 32 saves, but the Sea Wolves power play was 0-for-6 as Mississippi fell 3-1 to the South Carolina Stingrays at the North Charleston Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.

Maxime Lacroix gave South Carolina a 1-0 lead when he took a wrist shot from the top of the left circle off of a face-off win by Travis Morin. Sea Wolves goalie Ryan Munce got a piece of it, but not enough as it flipped in the air and landed behind the goal line at 17:47 of the first period.

Mike Berry's 14th goal of the season got the Sea Wolves on the board at 6:52 of the second period. With Berry, going to the far post, Ryan Cruthers put a centering pass on Berry's backhand that the Kanata, Ont.-native directed past South Carolina goalie James Reimer.

At 14:43, Keith Johnson's power-play goal restored the Stingray's lead, as Travis Morin sent the puck to the front of the net where Johnson was able to bury it behind Munce for his 22nd goal of the season.

South Carolina added an insurance goal in the third when Matt Scherer fired a wrist shot from the left wing that beat Munce at 15:05.

Munce made 32 saves to earn a loss, and the Sea Wolves were 0-for-6 on the power play.

The next broadcast of Sea Wolves hockey is Monday when the Sea Wolves visit the Charlotte Checkers at 6:05 CT, and will be heard on the B2 Networks and at www.msseawolves.com. The pre-game show presented by Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College will begin 15 minutes before the opening faceoff!

Renew your season tickets for 2009-10 today for just $25 per seat by calling the Sea Wolves office at (228) 275-WOLF!

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