Stingrays Send Winning Streak to Four Games with 4-1 Win Over Gladiators
DALUTH, GA -
Forward Wayne Simpson scored a goal and two assists to guide the South Carolina Stingrays (23-5-1-2) over the Gwinnett Gladiators (10-19-0-2) 4-1 at The Arena at Gwinnett Center Thursday afternoon. Stingrays Goaltender JeffJakaitis (W, 21 saves on 22 shots) recorded his 10 consecutive win and forwards Igor Gongalsky and Kyle Bodie each added a goal and assist.
The Gladiators jumped on the board first with a power-play goal from forward Bobby Hughes slipping a wrist shot between the legs of Jakaitis at 7:13 of the first period. Less than a minute later, Bodie tied the contest smashing a pass from Simpson past Gladiators netminder Paul Karpowich (L, 37 saves on 40 shots) from the top of the goal crease at 7:51. Forward Patrick Gaul put the Stingrays up 2-1 with his sixth goal of the season at 14:16 from defenseman Jeremy Price.
Simpson gave the Stingrays a two-goal advantage 1:13 into the second period knocking a rebound past Karpowich. Gongalsky and Bodie picked up assists. Gongalsky sealed the victory with an empty-net goal with help from Simpson at 19:05 of the third period. The Stingrays finished the contest 0-for-2 on the power play while the Gladiators went 1-for-3.
The Stingrays return to the North Charleston Coliseum tomorrow, Friday, January 3 at 7:05 p.m. against the Gladiators for Family Four Pack Friday! Grab four tickets, four hotdogs, four sodas and large popcorn for $55 at the Coliseum Box Office. Military and College tickets are $5 with proper ID!
Don't miss Darius Rucker Night on Saturday, January 4 at 7:05 vs. the Greenville Road Warriors at the North Charleston Coliseum! The Lowcountry native and Country-music star sings the National Anthem and the first 2,000 fans receive a Darius Ruckerbobblehead honoring his roots in the Lowcountry! Parking is free!
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