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Stingrays Game Preview: Stingrays Visit Gladiators Tonight in First Contest of 2015

January 8, 2015 - ECHL (ECHL) - South Carolina Stingrays News Release

North Charleston, S.C. - The South Carolina Stingrays visit the Gwinnett Gladiators tonight at 7:05 at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia. Tonight is the seventh of 16 meetings between to the two East-Division rivals this season.

Series Breakdown:

The Stingrays hold a 4-2-0-0 head-to-head record against the Gladiators and are currently on a four-game winning streak against their division rivial. All time, the Stingrays sit with a 70-52-13 record. Forward Braden Pimm actively leads the Stingrays against the Gladiators with four points (four goals). Goaltender Jeff Jakaitis is 3-0-0-0 against Gwinnett with a 1.33 goals-against average and .933 save percentage.

Holiday Season Extension?

The Stingrays went 9-2-1-0 in December and earned points in 13 of their last 15 contests (12-2-1-0).

Team Defense Shines:

The Stingrays are second in the ECHL in overall goals-against average (2.56) and shots-against average (26.38). Goaltender Adam Morrison and Jeff Jakaitis stand first and second in the ECHL with a 1.90 and 1.97 goals-against average. Morrison is also first in save percentage (.931) while Jakaitis stands third (.924).

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Game Notes

The Stingrays continue a three-game road trip Saturday, January 10 against the Gladiators at 7:05 p.m. at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia and return to the North Charleston Coliseum for a three-game in three-day home weekend starting Friday, January 16 against the Toledo Walleye at 7:05 p.m. Grab a Friday Family Four Pack including four tickets to the game, four hotdogs, four sodas and large popcorn for $55! All college and military tickets are $7 will ID at the Coliseum Box office! Buy Friday Family Four Pack

On Saturday, January 17, the Stingrays celebrate Charleston County Environmental Management Patrick Gaul Bobblehead Giveaway Night against the Indianapolis Fuel at 7:05! Be one of the first 1,000 fans to grab a bobblehead of the Stingrays' fan favorite!

The weekend wraps up Sunday, January 18 with Frozen with the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry at 3:05 p.m. against the Walleye. Sing your favorite songs from the Disney classic and dress as your favorite characters! Sunday is also Crews Subaru Family Sunday and Kids Day with $5 kids tickets and $5 kids meals on the Coliseum concourse! Stay after the game and bring your ice skates for the Health First Frozen Postgame Skate with the Rays! Buy $5 Kids Tickets

2014-2015 Records

South Carolina: 16-11-1-4, 37 points (5th place, East Division)

Gwinnett: 10-19-1-0, 21 points (7th place, East Division)

South Carolina vs. Gwinnett, Head-to-Head in 2014-15


South Carolina vs. Gwinnett, 2014-15 Season Schedule (Home Games in Bold, All times Eastern)

Nov. 9 vs. Gwinnett 4-2 Loss Box Score

Nov. 25 at Gwinnett 4-1 Loss Box Score

Nov. 27 at Gwinnett 3-2 Overtime Win Box Score

Nov. 29 vs. Gwinnett 3-2 Win Box Score

Nov. 30 vs. Gwinnett 3-0 Win Box Score

Dec. 14 at Gwinnett 6-3 Win Box Score

Jan. 8 at Gwinnett 7:05 pm.

Jan. 10 at Gwinnett 7:05 p.m.

Feb. 8 vs. Gwinnett 3:05 p.m.

Feb. 13 vs. Gwinnett 7:05 p.m.

Feb. 14 at Gwinnett 7:05 p.m.

Mar. 6 vs. Gwinnett 7:05 p.m.

Mar. 7 at Gwinnett 7:05 p.m.

Mar. 13 at Gwinnett 7:35 p.m.

Mar. 14 vs. Gwinnett 7:05 p.m.

Mar. 15 vs. Gwinnett 3:05 p.m.

2013-2014 Records

South Carolina: 43-23-2-4, 92 points (1st place, South Division, 3rd Eastern Conference)

Gwinnett: 29-38-3-2, 63 points (5th place, South Division, 11th Eastern Conference)

South Carolina vs. Gwinnett, Head-to-Head in 2013-14


Stingrays vs. Gwinnett, All-Time


Head Coaches

South Carolina: Spencer Carbery (4th year)

Gwinnett: Andy Brandt (1st year)

NHL Affiliate

South Carolina: Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals

Gwinnett: Arizona Coyotes

AHL Affiliate

South Carolina: Providence Bruins and Hershey Bears

Gwinnett: Portland Pirates

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