Stingrays sweep series with Wichita

Austin Fyten scored twice in the second period, and the South Carolina Stingrays rolled past the Wichita Thunder with a 4-1 victory Saturday night at the Intrust Bank Arena.

The victory gave the Stingrays points in seven straight games.

After the Thunder (10-31- 4-4) jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a Kenton Miller goal at 4:05 of the first period, the Stingrays (27-16-4-2) got a pair of goals in the opening period by Brett Cameron and Joe Devin.

In the second, Fyten scored twice, striking for his third goal of the season to make it 3-1 at 11:22. Caleb Herbert assisted, walking the puck down the left wing and centering a pass to Fyten. A few minutes later, Fyten scored a short-handed goal after a pass from Patrick Gaul.

The game was chippy all night long with the two teams combining for 127 penalty minutes. The game featured three fights.

Vitek Vanecek earned the win in goal for the Stingrays, stopping 21 shots. South Carolina outshot the Thunder 37-22 and went 1 for 7 on the power play. Wichita was 0 for 6.

The Stingrays return home for the first of four straight games versus the rival Greenville Swamp Rabbits next week on Tuesday at the North Charleston Coliseum. That game is Ladies Night with FREE admission to all women 18 and up with a valid ID at the North Charleston Coliseum Box Office. The evening also features 2-for-1 tickets for guys and $2 beer and $2 hot dogs. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m.