Cyclones slip past Stingrays
Cincinnati — The South Carolina Stingrays fell to the Cincinnati Cyclones, 2-1, at U.S. Bank Arena on Saturday night.
The Stingrays dropped to 13-15,1-3, while the Cyclones improved to 17-8-2-0.
Cincinnati forward Garret Wilson broke open the scoring midway through the second period on the power play, slipping a shot under the pads of Stingrays goaltender Jeff Jakaitis ( 25 saves on 27 shots) from the top of the crease at 8:20.
Forward John McFarland made it a two-goal Cyclones lead at 12:44 with his eighth tally of the season.
Stingrays forward Hunter Bishop pulled the game within one on the man-advantage at 8:15 of the final period, tapping a rebound past the right arm of Cyclones netminder Brian Foster (25 saves on 26 shots).
Forward Tyler McNeely and defenseman Luka Vidmar recorded assists. Both teams finished the contest 1 for 5 on the power play.
The Stingrays continue a four-game road trip Thursday at 7:05 p.m. against the Gwinnet Gladiators at The Arena at Gwinnett Center.
The Stingrays return to the North Charleston Coliseum on Dec. 29 at 7:05 p.m. to host the Wheeling Nailers.