Jakaitis Blanks Nailers on Holiday Holdover Troops Night
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC -
Goaltender Jeff Jakaitis stopped all 21 shots faced to record his second shutout of the season as the South Carolina Stingrays (21-5-1-2) blanked the Wheeling Nailers (14-9-0-5) 3-0 on Holiday Holdover Troops Night presented by the USOand Verizon at the North Charleston Coliseum Saturday night.
Stingrays forward Luke Greiner kicked off the scoring early in the first period with a shorthanded goal slipping a shot between the legs of Nailers goaltender Alex Westlund (L, 26 saves on 28 shots) from between the faceoff circles at 4:10. Forward Igor Gongalsky picked up the lone assist. Defenseman Ryan Grimshaw made it a 2-0 Stingrays lead on the power play slapping a pass from defenseman Jeremy Price over the glove of Westlund from the left-wing circle. Gongalsky added the second assist.
Forward Peter Boyd sealed the victory with an empty-tally with 17 seconds remaining in the contest. Grimshaw netted the single assist. The Stingrays finished the game 1-for-4 on the power play while the Nailers went 0-for-2.
Ring in the New Year with the Stingrays on Tuesday, December 31 against the Elmira Jackals at 6:05 at the North Charleston Coliseum! It is 2x2 Tuesday presented by Bud Light featuring $2 beer all game and 2-for-1 tickets at the Coliseum Box Office!