South Carolina Stingrays Make Playoffs for 25th Time in 26 Seasons

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Posted April 7, 2019

With a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Gladiators on Sunday in Atlanta, the South Carolina Stingrays edged out the Gladiators for the last playoff spot in the South Division. It is the 25th time in the franchise’s 26 year history that they have made the postseason.

The Stingrays changed ownership in the spring and with head coach Ryan Warsofsky departing in the summer to take an assistant coaching job with AHL leading Charlotte, the team went with an outside hire in Spiros Anastas. The move paid off.

With the win coming in regulation, the Stingrays jumped the Jacksonville Ice Men and finished third in the South Division. The Stingrays will play the Orlando Solar Bears in the first round of the Kelly Cup Playoffs.

updated at 9:45

The Stingrays have announced the series will follow a 2-3-2 format with the Solar Bears. The first two games in Orlando will be Wednesday and Friday. The Stingrays will host on April 17, 19 and 20. The dates for games six and seven, if necessary in Orlando will be released at a later time and are subject to change based on the availability of the Amway Center for Orlando Magic playoff games.

updated April 8, 10:54 am

The full schedule with times as been announced and are as follows:

Game 1 – South Carolina at Orlando – Wednesday, April 10 at 7 p.m.
Game 2 – South Carolina at Orlando – Friday, April 12 at 7 p.m.
Game 3 – Orlando at South Carolina – Wednesday, April 17 at 7:05 p.m.
Game 4 – Orlando at South Carolina – Friday, April 19 at 7:05 p.m.
Game 5* – Orlando at South Carolina – Saturday, April 20 at 7:05 p.m.
Game 6* – South Carolina at Orlando – Monday, April 22 at 7 p.m.
Game 7* – South Carolina at Orlando – Wednesday, April 24 at 7 p.m.
*if necessary