South Carolina Stings Atlanta
January 11, 2023 - ECHL (ECHL) - Atlanta Gladiators News Release
DULUTH, Ga. - Four unanswered goals from the South Carolina Stingrays (20-5-3-1) were the difference as the Atlanta Gladiators (21-11-2-0) fell 5-1 Wednesday night at home.
First Star: Kevin O'Neil (SC) - 2 goals
Second Star: Josh Wilkins (SC) - 1 goal, 1 assist
Third Star: Justin Florek (SC) - 1 goal, 1 assist
South Carolina struck first in the contest just before the midway point of the opening period to make it 1-0 (11:05).
Atlanta responded just over a minute and a half later to tie the game 1-1 (9:33). Gabe Guertler sent a beautiful shot into the net for his 10th goal of the season.
The Stingrays renewed their one-goal lead late in the first period making it 2-1 (1:33).
With less than ten minutes to go in the second period South Carolina extended their lead to 3-1 (9:33).
An early Stingrays goal in the third period made the score 4-1 South Carolina (18:16).
The Stingrays stretched their lead to 5-1 just four minutes later (14:14).
Clay Stevenson made 28 saves to secure the victory for South Carolina, Tyler Parks turned aside 23 of 28 shots in the loss for Atlanta.
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