The South Carolina Stingrays had their nine-game winning streak halted with a 3-1 ECHL loss to Trenton on Friday night at the North Charleston Coliseum.
Titans defenseman Ray DiLauro scored the game-winning goal on the power play at 14:24 in the third period. Trenton's Ryan Hayes iced the win with an empty-net goal.
Forward Greg Stewart opened the scoring for the Stingrays (24-17-1-1) with an unassisted shorthanded goal at 18:49 of the first period, beating Titans goaltender Dave Caruso (33 saves on 34 shots) on the breakaway.
The Titans (15-19-3-3) responded at 9:43 of the second period when forward Steve Silva lifted a wrist shot over the glove of Stingrays netminder Philipp Grubauer (19 saves on 21 shots) from the bottom of the right-wing circle.
The Stingrays ended the night 0 for 4 on the power play, while the Titans went 1 for 4.
The Stingrays will hold their annual Pack the House Night at 7 p.m. today against the Titans at the North Charleston Coliseum. All tickets are $5, and parking is free. The Stingrays are also hosting a fundraiser for Zach Szala, who was bitten twice by a rattlesnake. All donations will be accepted at the Stingrays' customer service table and by volunteers walking around the main concourse.
First Period: 1, SC, Stewart 6 18:49 (sh). Penalties-Syvret, T (tripping), 3:39; Hamilton, SC (interference), 5:28; Tabisz, SC (delay of game), 17:35.
Second Period: 2, T, Silva 4 (Pither), 9:43. Penalties-DiLauro, T (roughing), 9:17; Stewart, SC (roughing), 9:17; Hostetter, T (holding), 9:52; Pither, T (holding), 12:41; Stevenson SC (roughing), 15:32.
Third Period: 3, T, DiLauro 1 (Presizniuk, Bordson), 14:24 (pp). 4, T, Hayes 12 (Bordson), 19:14 (en). Penalties-Presizniuk Tre (tripping), 4:33; Flemming, SC (high-sticking), 13:52.
Shots on Goal: Trenton 5-9-8-22. SC 11-11-12-34. Power Plays: Trenton 1 of 4; SC 0 of 4. Goalies: Trenton, Caruso 11-12-3-2 (34 shots-33 saves). SC, Grubauer 16-8- 1-1 (21 shots-19 saves). A--2,878.