Mitchell’s Six-Point Game Powers Stingrays Past Road Warriors 6-1
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC -
Forward Dale Mitchell registered a six-point game (three goals, three assists) in his team debut to help the South Carolina Stingrays (30-10-1-2) topple the Greenville Road Warriors (21-19-2-3) 6-1 on Go Green Night with Charleston County Environmental Management at the North Charleston Coliseum Friday night. The victory pushes the Stingrays' winning streak to four games.
Mitchell kicked off the scoring and buried his first Stingrays goal 7:18 into the contest lifting a backhanded shot past the blocker of Road Warriors goaltender Jason Missiaen (L, 24 saves on 30 shots) from the left-wing circle. Forward Chad Painchaud and defensemanDrew Baker added assists. Moments later, Mitchell snuck around the Road Warriors defense and setup forward Peter Boyd for his team-leading 14 goal of the season at 11:19. Forward Scott Campbell pitched in the second assist.
The Stingrays added three more tallies in the middle frame to take a 5-1 lead into the second intermission. Defenseman Luka Vidmarput the Stingrays up 3-0 at 5:12 with help from Mitchell and Boyd. The Road Warriors jumped on the scoreboard at 8:41 when team captain Sean Berkstresser powered a pass from forward Michael St.Croix between the legs of Stingrays netminder Jeff Jakaitis(W, 36 saves on 37 shots). Just over two minutes later, Mitchell reclaimed a three-goal Stingrays lead and his second goal of the matchup on the power play at 10:42 from Campbell and forward Igor Gongalsky. At 18:35, Campbell knocked in his ninth goal of the campaign splitting the defense and slipping a shot under the right pad of Missiaen. Mitchell and Boyd acquired the assists. The tension escalated in the final minute of play, featuring three fights.
Mitchell completed the hat trick and game scoring 49 seconds into the third period completing a 2-on-1 rush with Boyd. The Stingrays finished the contest 1-for-2 on the power play while the Road Warriors went 0-for-2.
The Stingrays salute the men and women of our Armed Forces with Wounded Warriors Night presented by SAIC and the USOtomorrow, Saturday, February 8 against the Road Warriors! The first 1,000 fans receive a FREE SAIC/USO/Stingrays goal horn!