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Stingrays Weekly: College Pride Night and Teddy Bear Toss this Weekend

December 3, 2012 - ECHL (ECHL) - South Carolina Stingrays News Release

The Week That Was...

The South Carolina Stingrays hosted the Reading Royals and Gwinnett Gladiators at the North Charleston Coliseum this week for a week record of 2-0-0-0.

The Stingrays and Royals wrapped up their season series Friday night with the Stingrays picking up a 3-2 victory. Forward Hunter Bishop scored the game-winning goal and added an assist and defenseman Damon Kipp registered his first professional goal.

Goaltender Ryan Zapolski shutout his former team Saturday night stopping all 34 shots in a 2-0 win over Gwinnett. Forward Tyler Johnson buried a power-play goal and forward Andrew Sackrison grabbed the Stingrays' first shorthanded marker of the season.

The Numbers

Record: 10-12-0-2

Home: 6-4-0-1

Away: 4-8-0-1

Streak: 3-0-0-0

Goals: Hunter Bishop (9)

Assists: T-Tommy Cross, Tyler McNeely, Matthew Pistilli (11)

Points : Hunter Bishop (18)

Penalty Minutes: Tyler Randell (36)

Power-Play Goals: Tyler McNeely (4)

Power-Play Assists: T-Ryan Turek, Matthew Pistilli (4)

Power-Play Points: Tyler McNeely (7)

Shorthanded Goals: Andrew Sackrison (1)

Shorthanded Assists: N/A

Shorthanded Points: Andrew Sackrison (1)

Game-Winning Goals: Hunter Bishop (3)

Wins: Ryan Zapolski (7)

GAA: Ryan Zapolski (1.58)

SPCT: Ryan Zapolski (.943)

Taking the Lead

The Stingrays are third in the South Division with 22 points and seventh overall in the Eastern Conference.

Defenseman Tommy Cross, currently with the Providence Burins of the American Hockey League, is tied for fifth among ECHL rookies and tied for fourth among league defensemen with 17 points (six goals, 11 assists). His 11 assists are tied for third among first-year players and his six goals are tied for second among league blueliners.

Goaltender Ryan Zapolski is first in the ECHL with a 1.58 goals-against average and first with a .943 save percentage.

This Week:

Trenton Titans at South Carolina Stingrays

Friday, Dec. 7

7:05 p.m.

College Pride Night

University of South Carolina Jerseys and Auction

$5 College Tickets with Valid ID

Hockey Happy Hour with $2 Beer from 6-7 p.m.

Friday Family Four Pack: Four tickets, four hotdogs, four sodas and large popcorn for $55!

North Charleston Coliseum

Listen Live: Stingrayshockey.com

Trenton Titans at South Carolina Stingrays

Saturday, Dec. 8

7:05 p.m.

Teddy Bear Toss benefiting Debi's Kids

Free Parking

$5 College Tickets with Valid ID

Hockey Happy Hour with $2 Beer from 6-7 p.m.

North Charleston Coliseum

Listen Live: Stingrayshockey.com

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