Forward Robby Dee (two goals, one assist) and defenseman Luka Vidmar (three assists) each recorded three-point games and goaltender Ryan Zapolski earned his ECHL-leading fifth shutout stopping 15 shots to lift the South Carolina Stingrays (28-23-2-3) over the Orlando Solar Bears (23-26-2-3) 3-0 at the Amway Center Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Stingrays extended their point streak to six games (5-0-1-0).
Dee broke a scoreless tie 9:28 into the second period lifting a wrist shot over the glove of Solar Bears goaltender Patrick Killeen (L, 34 saves on 37 shots) from between the faceoff circles. Forward Andrew Cherniwchan and Vidmar added assists. Through two periods, the Stingrays outshot the Solar Bears 25-11.
In the third period, Dee found the twine for his second goal of the game on the power play at 7:42 from Vidmar and forward Hunter Bishop. Bishop wrapped up the contest with a man-advantage marker at 12:54 with help from Dee and Vidmar. The Stingrays finished the game 2-for-8 on the power play while the Solar Bears went 0-for-3.
The Stingrays return to the North Charleston Coliseum on Friday, February 22 for the Dog Days of Winter against the Greenville Road Warriors at 7:05 p.m.