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Rays Start Playoffs Thursday

April 6, 2009 - ECHL (ECHL) - South Carolina Stingrays News Release

The Kelly Cup Playoffs begin for the Stingrays on Thursday, April 9th against the Charlotte Checkers in Charlotte. The First Round Schedule is Below:

*April 9 7:00p SC @ CHR

*April 11 7:00p SC @ CHR

April 14 7:05p CHR @ SC

April 16 7:05p CHR @ SC

April 17 7:05p CHR @ SC**

*April 19 7:00p SC @ CHR**

April 20 7:05p CHR @ SC**

*Games will be played at the Extreme Ice Center

**If necessary

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The Week That Was...

The South Carolina Stingrays finished out the regular season with games against Charlotte and Gwinnett.

In Charlotte, Carbery netted his fourth game-winning goal of the season and Jonathan Boutin stopped 32 shots on route to the Stingrays 3-2 victory.

In the Rays last regular season game, the team traveled to Gwinnett to face the Gladiators. Travis Morin, the ECHL's Plus Performer of the Year, winner of the ECHL Sportsmanship Award and member of the All-ECHL First Team scored his 25th and 26th goals of the season to help lead the Stingrays to a 4-1 win. James Reimer got the win, stopping 37 shots.

The Final Numbers

Record: 42-23-2-4 (82 points)

Home: 22-12-1-1

Away: 20-11-1-3

Goals: Michael Dubuc (35)

Assists: Travis Morin (62)

Points: Morin (88)

Shots: Morin (260)

Penalty Minutes: Spencer Carbery (194)

Power Play Goals: T - Maxime Lacroix, Dubuc (13)

Power Play Assists: Morin (29)

Power Play Points: Morin (35)

Short Handed Goals: Morin (5)

Short Handed Assists: Morin (5)

Short Handed Points: Morin (10)

Game Winners: Dubuc (7)

Wins: Jonathan Boutin (23)

GAA: Boutin (2.61)

SPCT: James Reimer (.917)

Plus/Minus: Morin (+37)

ECHL Leaders

The Stingrays finished 2nd in both the American Conference and the South Division and 4th in the ECHL.

Travis Morin is 3rd in the ECHL with 88 points, is 1st in the league with both 62 assists, five short-handed assists and ten short-handed points, and is 3rd in power play assists (29).

Maxime Lacroix ended the regular season17th in points in the league with 64 (33g, 31a). Among rookies, he is 6th in points, 5th in goals (31) and 3rd in shots (233).

Michael Dubuc is 10th among rookies in points (58), 3rd in goals (35) and first in game-winning goals.

Jonathan Boutin is 5th in the league with his 2.61 goals-against average. James Reimer is 11th with a 2.85 GAA.

The Stingrays finished tied for first in the Power Play with 22% and is ranked 6th on the Penalty Kill at 84.3%.

This Week:

Thursday, April 9

7:00 PM

Sports Radio 1450

The Kelly Cup Playoffs begin tonight at the Extreme Ice Center in Charlotte. A limited number of tickets are available through www.ticketmaster.com.

Saturday, April 11

7:00 PM

TBD

Fans, don't forget all home and road games can be heard live through our website at www.stingrayshockey.com.


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