Stingrays defeat Trenton
The South Carolina Stingrays swept the regular-season series against the Trenton Titans on Saturday night with a 3-1 victory in Trenton, N.J.
The Stingrays, who went 4-0-0-0 against the Titans this season, improved to 18-18-1-3, while the Titans dropped to 14-17-3-2.
Stingrays rookie Phil Mangan kicked off the scoring at 3:12 off the second period, knocking a rebound past Titans goaltender Scott Wedgewood, who had 16 saves on 19 shots. Forwards Chris Langkow and Ryan Hayes recorded assists.
Forward Tyler Johnson gave the Stingrays a two-goal lead with his seventh goal of the season unassisted at 8:54.
Langkow added to the lead at 7:27 of the final period with help from Hayes.
The Titans spoiled the shutout bid for Stingrays goaltender Jeff Jakaitis, who had 32 saves on 33 shots, at 17:24 with an unassisted tally from forward Bryan Haczyk. The Stingrays ended the contest 0-for-5 on the power play while the Titans went 0-for-2.
The Stingrays conclude a three-game road trip today at 2 p.m. against the Wheeling Nailers at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling, W. Va.
The Rays return to the North Charleston Coliseum on Tuesday to battle the Gwinnett Gladiators at 7 p.m.