Tyler Wall Earns 10th Straight Win as Rays Beat Blades
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC – The South Carolina Stingrays (43-21-4-1) beat the Florida Everblades (37-23-4-5) by a final score of 4-3 in a shootout at the North Charleston Coliseum on Saturday night and extended their win streak to six straight.
Florida struck first at the 6:21 mark of the opening stanza as Sean Josling netted his 20th goal of the year. Josling received a pass below the circles and sent a deflected shot past Tyler Wall for the only goal of the first period.
Kevin O’Neil opened the second period with his team-leading 24th goal of the year while on the man advantage. During a five-on-three power play, O’Neil fired a missile past Jaxon Castor to tie the game at one goal apiece.
Josling regained the Everblades lead as he tallied his second goal of the night nearly four and a half minutes later. While on the power play, Josling ripped a shot from the left faceoff dot for the 2-1 lead.
Michael Kim evened the score with 52 seconds left in the middle stanza as he fired a one-timer from inside the blue line that beat Castor’s glove for the 2-2 game.
The Stingrays gained their first lead of the contest at the 7:30 mark of the opening period as Max Humitz tallied his 23rd goal of the year. Ryan Leibold forced a turnover that landed between the circles for Humitz to lift past the glove of Castor for the 3-2 advantage.
Zach Uens knotted the game at three goals with 1:41 left in regulation with his third goal of the year. Uens fluttered a one-timer over a sprawling Wall for the tie game to close out the third period.
Following a scoreless overtime, the teams headed to a shootout where O’Neil and Humitz netted markers for the Stingrays. Wall turned back two of three shootout attempts and stopped 25 overall for his 10th consecutive victory
The Stingrays open the final week of the regular season this Wednesday, April 12th, as the Savannah Ghost Pirates come to town for the final time this year beginning at 7:05 p.m. It’s pack the house night where every ticket is only $10!
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