Vigier, Larson lift Stingrays past Everblades, 3-2

Estero, Fla. - Forward Stephan Vigier scored twice, while forward Nick Larson provided the game-winning goal late in the final period to help the South Carolina Stingrays beat the Florida Everblades, 3-2, on Sunday night at Germain Arena.

The Stingrays (41-23-2-4) finished the season series against the Everblades with a 5-4-0-0 record.

Vigier broke the scoreless tie 1:19 into the second period on the power play lifting a wrist shot past Everblades goaltender Trevor Cann (18 saves on 21 shots) from the right-wing circle. Forwards Brett Gensler and Wayne Simpson added assists.

Late in the period, Vigier knocked in his fourth goal of the season to give the Stingrays a 2-0 lead at 17:25 with help from forward Louke Oakley.

The Everblades (34-27-3-5) fought back with two goals in the third period to tie the game. Forward Geoff Walker slipped a shot past Stingrays netminder Allen York (28 saves on 30 shots) on the power play at 3:52, and forward Cameron Burt lit the lamp at 11:12.

With 3:40 to play, Larson broke down the left-wing boards and ripped a shot over the glove of Cann for the game-winning score. Forward Ryan Santana added the lone assist.

The Stingrays finished the game 1 for 2 on the power play while the Everblades went 1 for 3.

The Stingrays close a five-game road trip on Tuesday against the Greenville Road Warriors at 7 p.m. at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.

Fan Appreciation Night and The Post and Courier Hall of Fame Night is Friday against the Elmira Jackals at the North Charleston Coliseum. The first 1,000 fans receive a 2013-14 team photo courtesy of Sheila Lauffer at Data Imaging. Friday is also free parking.

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