The SouthCarolina Stingrays (33-15-1-3) wrapped up a three-game in three-day weekendwith a 5-2 victory over the Gwinnett Gladiators (18-30-2-2) at The Arena at Gwinnett Center Sunday afternoon. Forward PeterBoyd led the Stingrays with a goal and two assists.
After ascoreless opening period, three goals found the back of the net within 50seconds with the Stingrays taking a 2-1 lead midway through the second period.Stingrays forward Wayne Simpson kicked off the scoring at 12:44 liftinga shot over the glove of Gladiators goaltender Andrew Loewen (L, 20saves on 25 shots) from forward Luke Greiner. Gladiators team captain JoeyHaddad tied the game deflecting a shot past netminder Max Strang(W, 29 saves on 31 shots) off the right post. Forward Peter Boyd put theStingrays back up with his team-leading 19 goal of the season at 13:33 withhelp for forward Patrick Gaul. At 18:15 forward Jack Downing gavethe Stingrays a two-goal lead capitalizing on the power play from Boyd anddefenseman Drew Baker. Seconds later, Gladiators forward DirkSouthern pulled the game back within one goal at 18:29.
In the thirdperiod, forward Dale Mitchell made it 4-2 off a 5-on-3 power play rippinga shot past the blocker of Loewen at 3:05 from Boyd and defenseman LukaVidmar. Simpson completed the scoring with his second goal of game at 9:51.Mitchell received the lone assist. The Stingrays wrapped up the afternoon2-for-4 on the power play while the Gladiators 0-for4.
Celebrate 2x2 Tuesday presented by BudLight with the Rays on Tuesday, February 25 against the OrlandoSolar Bears at 7:05 p.m. the North Charleston Coliseum!