The South Carolina Stingrays (34-25-4-3) fell to the Florida Everblades (33-20-4-7) 2-1 at Germain Arena Wednesday night. The loss snaps a six-game point streak for South Carolina.
Former Stingrays forward Daniel Koger kicked off the scoring and gave the Everblades a 1-0 lead on the power play at 8:32 of the first period lifting a shot over the glove of goaltender Ryan Zapolski (L, 38 saves on 40 shots) from the bottom of the left-wing circle. Stingrays defenseman Damon Kipp tied the contest moments later batting a loose puck past the left arm of Everblades netminder Pat Nagle (W, 29 saves on 30 shots) from the top of the crease at 9:58. Forward Peter Boyd and blueliner Derek Foam added assists.
With three minutes left in the third period, Everblades forward Corey Trivino buried the game-winning tally and his 13 goal of the season. After outshooting the Everblades 16-10 in the first period, the Stingrays finished the contest with 30 shots to Florida's 40. The Stingrays ended the night 0-for-3 on the power play while the Everblades went 1-for-4.
The Stingrays continue a three-game road trip against the Everblades on Saturday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m. at Germain Arena and return to the Coliseum on Friday, March 22 for Hall of Fame Nightpresented by the Post and Courier and Fan Appreciation Night! Vote for the Stingrays Hall of Fame at StingraysHockey.com or click here. The first 1,000 fans receive a Stingrays 2012-13 team photocourtesy of Sheila Lauffer of Data Imaging. Friday is also FREE parking!