Stingrays Week 23 Recap: Home Stretch

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Posted April 2, 2018

(via Sarah Hobday)

The South Carolina Stingrays went 2-1-0 last week but were not able to gain any ground on the Florida Everblades. They remain five points back with the final four games this week.

In a Tuesday game, the Stingrays beat the Kalamazoo Wings 2-1 behind another stellar performance from Parker Milner who saved 23 shots to earn his 26th win. Jake Kamrass and Kelly Zajac also had multi-point efforts in the victory, with Kamrass scoring a goal and an assist while Zajac registered two helpers.

The Stingrays then traveled to Jacksonville to conclude their season series with the Icemen. Despite a traffic delay, the Stingrays were able to come out on top Friday in a 3-1 win. The win gave the Rays their season high six-game winning streak. Goaltender Jeff Jakaitis made 21 saves in the contest to earn his 17th win of the season. Zajac also picked up a goal and an assist to reach the 50-point mark for the second consecutive season with 20 tallies and 30 helpers.

Saturday, the Icemen got revenge by beating the Rays 4-1 after some early goals. Zajac had the only goal of the game with Kamnrass getting the helper.

Week ahead: The Stingrays have four games to play in the final week of the season.

Tuesday, April 3 – vs. Florida Everblades, 7:05 p.m.
Thursday, April 5 – at Greenville Swamp Rabbits, 7 p.m.
Friday, April 6 – at Greenville Swamp Rabbits, 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 7 – vs. Orlando Solar Bears, 7:05 p.m.

Leaders:

Goals: 20 – Zajac
Assists: 36 – Steven Whitney
Points: 54 – Whitney
Plus/Minus: Plus-22 – Danny Federico
Shots On Goal: 180 – Joe Devin
Wins: 26 – Milner
Goals Against Average: 1.88 – Milner
Save Percentage: 0.929 – Milner

Playoffs: The Stingrays are all but officially locked into the second seed and the Orlando Solar Bears are locked into the three seed, meaning the two will most likely play each other in the first round of the playoffs. The playoffs for the Rays will begin April 12 at the North Charleston Coliseum.

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