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Stingrays Week 16 Recap: We Shall Not Kneel
Parker Milner (via the stingrays)
The Stingrays took five of a possible six points on a three game road trip to New England where the beat the Worcester Railers and split a pair of games against the Manchester Monarchs.
The Stingrays won their first ever meeting against the Railers 4-1, scoring a goal in the first three minutes of each period. Parker Milner made 21 saves to earn his 15th victory of the season, and the 30th on the year for the team. Frankie Simonelli had a three point night and Tim McGauley had two assists.
The Stingrays followed Friday’s performance with a 1-0 win over Manchester in a rematch of last year’s conference finals. Paul Geiger scored in the first period and his lone tally stood as Milner once again came up big stopping all 22 shots he saw on his way to his second shutout of the season.
Sunday, the Rays lost 2-1 in overtime despite a good outing by Jeff Jakaitis who made 26 saves. Taylor Cammarata had the lone goal for the Rays with an assist coming from Geiger.
Week ahead: The Stingrays have an abnormal slow week with only one game. They host the Jacksonville Icemen on Friday.
Goals: 15 – Steven Whitney
Assists: 25 – Joe Devin
Points: 38 – Devin
Plus/Minus: Plus-21 – Danny Federico
Shots On Goal: 139 – Devin
Wins: 16 – Milner
Goals Against Average: 2.03 – Milner
Save Percentage: 0.924 – Milner
Roster moves: Defenseman Tommy Huges has been recalled by the Hershey Bears. He has eight points in 26 games. Simonelli also signed a PTO with the Utica Comets. He has 30 points, eight goals and 22 assists in 46 games.
Standings: The Stingrays remain five points back of the Florida Everblades. The Stingrays don’t have to look in the rear-view mirror as they are 15 points ahead, and have two games-in-hand, on the Atlanta Gladiators.