Forward Peter Boyd scored a goal and an assist and goaltender Allen York made 27 saves for his first shutout of the season to lead the South Carolina Stingrays (35-17-2-3) over the Toledo Walleye (16-34-3-1) 2-0 at Huntington Center Wednesday night. The Stingrays finished the season series against the Walleye with a 4-0-0-0 record with three of the four victories arriving by shutout.
Boyd broke open the scoring five minutes into to contest catching a pass from forward Dale Mitchell at top of the right-wing circle and fired a shot over the blocker of Walleye netminder Jared Coreau (L, 41 saves on 43 shots). Forward Patrick Gaul recorded the second assist.
In the second frame, forward Wayne Simpson gave the Stingrays a two-goal lead with a shorthanded tally at 12:28 completing a 2-on-1 rush with Boyd rifling in a one-time pass from the bottom of the left-wing circle inside the post. The Stingrays clamped down on defense in the third period, allowing seven Walleye shots. On the power play, the Stingrays finished the contest 0-for-2 while the Walleye went 0-for4.
The Stingrays wrap up the Northern swing of a season-long six-game road trip in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Friday, March 7 to take on the Kalamazoo Wings at 7:30 p.m. at Wings Stadium. The road trip concludes on Friday, March 14 against the Gwinnett Gladiators at The Arena at Gwinnett Center at 7:05 p.m. in Duluth, Georgia.
The Stingrays return to the North Charleston Coliseum on Saturday, March 15 to celebrate Lowcountry Food Bank Night against the Gwinnett Gladiators at 7:05 p.m. Bring non-perishable food items to the game to help stock the Lowcountry Food Bank's shelves during the spring and summer months!