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Stingrays Weekly Report - March 13

March 13, 2017 - ECHL (ECHL) - South Carolina Stingrays News Release

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - The South Carolina Stingrays completed their season series with the Florida Everblades last weekend with a split in games played on Saturday and Sunday. In 10 matchups during the 2016-17 year, South Carolina went 5-5-0 against their South Division rival. The Rays are in a battle for the 2017 Kelly Cup Playoffs and currently sit in fifth place in the South Division with 67 points, just one point behind Cincinnati and two points behind Orlando for third.

South Carolina has a light schedule this week, playing just one game on Saturday night at home against the second place Greenville Swamp Rabbits. The Stingrays have gone 8-2-2-0 vs. Greenville in 12 previous meetings this season.

STINGRAYS RECORD: 32-26-2-1

LAST WEEK: 1-1-0-0

SATURDAY: SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS 2, FLORIDA EVERBLADES 1

(North Charleston Coliseum - North Charleston, SC)

Rob Flick scored twice for the second straight game and Parker Milner made 29 saves for the South Carolina Stingrays in a 2-1 defeat of the Florida Everblades in front of 7,078 fans Saturday on Pink In The Rink Night at the North Charleston Coliseum. Flick's tallies extended his point streak to five games and gave him 29 tallies on the season, while Steven McParland factored into the scoring for the fifth straight game and Milner earned his 19th win of the year.

SUNDAY: FLORIDA EVERBLADES 4, SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS 3

(North Charleston Coliseum - North Charleston, SC)

The Florida Everblades pulled off a three-goal comeback to defeat the South Carolina Stingrays 4-3 with forward John McCarron scoring three times on Sunday afternoon at the North Charleston Coliseum. Olivier Archambault picked up a goal and an assist for the Stingrays in the loss, while Andrew Cherniwchan earned two assists.

THIS WEEK

Saturday, March 18 - vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits, 7:05 p.m. (North Charleston Coliseum)

STINGRAYS LEADERS

Goals: 29 - Rob Flick

Assists: 36 - Kelly Zajac*

Points: 58 - Rob Flick

Plus/Minus: Plus-15 - Danny Federico

Penalty Minutes: 196 - Marcus Perrier

Shots On Goal: 200 - Rob Flick

Wins: 19 - Parker Milner

Goals Against Average: 2.70 - Parker Milner

Save Percentage: 0.900 - Parker Milner

* - Currently in the American Hockey League

FLICK TAKING AIM AT 30

Forward Rob Flick scored both South Carolina goals in Saturday's 2-1 win over Florida, increasing his season scoring total to 29 goals and 29 assists. With his next goal, the forward would become the first SC skater since Michael Dubuc and Maxime Lacroix in 2008-09 to reach the 30-goal mark. Flick also leads the team with 200 shots on goal and is second on the squad with a +14 rating this year.

MCPARLAND NO LONGER LOOKING LIKE A ROOKIE

Forward Steven McParland has continued his stellar rookie campaign with the Stingrays and has now scored points in six consecutive games, his longest streak of the season. The Schreiber, Ont. native has 41 points (18 goals, 23 assists) in 51 ECHL games this year. His goal total is second-best on the team and 13th among all ECHL first-year skaters.

NICASTRO RETURNS

Defenseman Max Nicastro returned from an injury absence last weekend and picked up assists in both games vs. Florida. The blueliner had the second assist on Rob Flick's first goal in Saturday's win and then earned the first helper on Olivier Archambault's tally Sunday afternoon. Nicastro's latest assist gives him 17 on the year and helped him reach the 20-point mark on the season. The Thousand Oaks, Calif. native is having a career year, as the point total is his highest-ever in a single professional season. Nicastro is second among the Stingrays' defensemen in scoring behind Steve Weinstein (26 points).

ARNOLD IMPRESSES IN FIRST OUTINGS

Forward Derek Arnold was on the scoresheet with assists in both of his first two games as a member of the Stingrays this weekend. After being acquired in a trade with the Manchester Monarchs last week, Arnold joined Rob Flick and Andrew Cherniwchan and developed quick chemistry with his new linemates. The Foxboro, Mass. native assisted on Flick's second goal in Saturday's game and helped set up John Parker's power play tally on Sunday. Arnold now has 40 total points on the season (12 goals, 28 assists) in 55 games.

Single-game tickets for the 2016-17 season are on sale now at the North Charleston Coliseum Box Office and ticketmaster.com.

Ticket packages and Groups of 10 or more are on sale now featuring discounted pricing and great benefits. Saturday's game is Pucks & Paws Night where you can bring your dog with you to the game! For more information or to place an order call the Stingrays front office at 843-744-2248 or stop by 3300 W. Montague Ave. Suite A-200 during business hours.


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