Orlando, Fla. - Forward Andrew Cherniwchan recorded three points and goaltender David LeNeveu (31 saves) registered his second straight shutout to propel South Carolina, 3-0, over Orlando at the Amway Center Friday night.
The win extends the Stingrays' (15-2-1-2) winning streak to five games.
Cherniwchan kicked off the scoring unassisted 56 seconds into the game picking up a loose puck in the right-wing corner and lifting a shot over the glove of Solar Bears (12-8-0-1) goaltender John Curry (L, 26 saves on 29 shots) for his fifth tally of the season.
In the second period and with defenseman Steve Spinell in the penalty box for tripping, Cherniwchan caught an errant pass from Curry at the blue line and lifted a backhanded feed into an empty net for an unassisted shorthanded tally at 7:07. Forward Jack Downing completed the game scoring on the power play at 2:25 of the third period poking in a loose puck under Curry. Cherniwchan and forward Peter Boyd added assists. The Stingrays finished the game 1-for-4 on the man advantage while the Solar Bears went 0-for-4.
The Stingrays battle the Solar Bears on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Amway Center.