NORTH CHARLESTON, SC – Vitek Vanecek stopped all 21 shots faced to lead the South Carolina Stingrays to a 2-0 shutout victory over the Florida Everblades at the North Charleston Coliseum Tuesday evening.
After a scoreless first, the two teams continued to hold each other in check for a majority of the second period of play.
The Stingrays grabbed the game’s first goal at 16:16 of the middle frame. Max Sauve carried the puck into the offensive zone, but slipped and lost possession. The puck rolled slowly toward the net, and Florida goaltender Anthony Peters attempted to pounce on the puck to draw a whistle. However, Colin Mulvey knocked the puck away with one hand and shuffled it toward the net for the goal.
Mulvey’s goal was the first goal allowed by the Everblades in over seven and a half periods. Up until that point, the last goal scored against Florida was an empty net tally by South Carolina’s Joey Leach at 19:46 of the third period in last Wednesday’s (Oct. 28) game at Germain Arena.
In the third, the Stingray defense and goaltender Vitek Vaneck continued to hold off the Everblades attack, limiting Florida to just five third period shots.
In the final minute, with the net empty, Joey Leach again hurled a shot from his own end into the open net to seal the 2-0 South Carolina victory.
Vancek stopped all 21 shots faced to record his first career shutout, while Peters takes the loss despite a solid outing allowing one goal on 24 shots faced.
The Everblades will open up a two-game weekend road set at Orlando on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Fans can catch the game broadcast on 770 AM which will be joined in progress following Miami Hurricanes football, or online by CLICKING HERE NOTE: Sunday's game at Orlando will be an online only broadcast.
Away Game Watch Parties: Fans are welcome to watch all away games at New York Pizza & Pasta in North Naples, located at 11140 Tamiami Trail. North Naples, and atCantina 109 located at Gulf Coast Town Center in Fort Myers.Next Home GamesFriday, November 13 vs. Idaho Steelheads, 7:30 p.m. – Swampee’s Birthday! Bring the kids to celebrate Swampee’s Birthday with all of his mascot friends! Kids once again can eat free at Breakaway Sports Pub with the purchase of an adult entrée.
Saturday, November 14 vs. Idaho Steelheads, 7:00 p.m. – Military & Veterans Night.The Everblades will be wearing special military themed jerseys which be auctioned off following the game with the proceeds benefiting the National Coalition for Patriots.
Game Tickets: Everblades tickets may be purchased at the Florida Community Bank Box Office located at Germain Arena, or at any Ticketmaster outlet, or online atwww.ticketmaster.com
Discounted Group Tickets: Bring your group of 10 or more to a game at a discounted price, and also receive an Everblades souvenir! Group tickets are available for all home games. For more information on group tickets, call 239-948-7825.
Full and Partial Season Ticket Packages: We off full and partial season ticket plans that will save your money and fit your budget and schedule. . For more information, call 239-948-7825, or stop by the team's main office located at Germain Arena from Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fans may also stop by our sales tables located in the concourse at Everblades games. .
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