1. Home
  2. News
  3. Stingrays Steal Game One From Blades

Stingrays Steal Game One From Blades

Tuesday, June 8th
Stingrays Steal Game One From Blades

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Florida Everblades fell to the South Carolina Stingrays 3-2 in a tightly fought overtime match in game one of the first round. Stingray forward Dan DeSalvo scored the game-winner in overtime to secure game one for South Carolina.

FIRST STAR: Dan DeSalvo (SC) - one goal, game-winning goal

SECOND STAR: Matthew Weis (SC) - two goals, five shots

THIRD STAR: Hunter Shepard (SC) - 28 saves

BOX SCORE

The Blades took an early lead when forward Levko Koper scored his first career playoff goal while Ben Masella and Marcus Vela tallied assists on the play (5:22). After multiple back and forth penalties to both teams, South Carolina forward Matthew Weis hit a one timer into the back of the net during a 4-on-3 to tie the game at 1-1 (10:02).

The second period featured power plays for both sides but no goals were scored thanks to the exceptional play of both goalies.

Not even 30 seconds into the last frame, Florida forward Michael Neville scored on a redirect from the right post to put the Blades up 2-1 (0:22). Marcus Vela and Michael Hunterbrinker both tallied an assist on the play. Weis scored his second on the night on an assist from Caleb Herbert to tie the game at 2-2 (11:28). 

South Carolina took game one thanks to a goal from Dan DeSalvo early in the first overtime period (3:25). Doyle Somerby added an assist to the game sheet on the play. 

Blades goaltender Jake Hildebrand had 31 saves on 34 shots while South Carolina netminder Hunter Shepard tallied 28 saves on 30 shots. 

Florida faces off against South Carolina again on Wednesday, June 9 at 7:05 p.m. at the Carolina Ice Palace. The Blades return home for game three on Saturday, June 12 at 7:00 p.m. Find tickets to the game HERE.

--

JOIN THE FUN

Become a member of the Florida Everblades family by securing a great seat location and big savings with a Blades 365 Membership!

Purchase a new Ticket Package or Flexible Voucher Package for the Blades 2021-22 season and receive a $20 gift card to Ford’s Garage along with an Everblades tote bag! To view the Blades 365 Membership savings, benefits and options click HERE.

2021 Kelly Cup Single Game Tickets are now on sale. To view the Kelly Cup Playoff Ticket options click HERE.

Discounted Group Packages are also available for Groups of 10 or more! To reserve your group for an upcoming home game, call or text the Everblades Front Office at (239) 948-7825.

Make it a Suite Night with the Everblades! A Luxury Suite and Party Suite are available at a limited number of Everblades home games this season. For the latest availability on Suites, call or text the Everblades Front Office at (239) 948-7825.

Everblades put the FUN in FUNdraising! There is no handling of money or tickets and no limit to the amount of money your group can make with the Everblades easy-to-run online Fundraiser! For more information, or to reserve a Fundraiser Night at an Everblades regular season home game, call or text (239) 948-7825.

JOIN THE BROADCASTS

Watch every Florida Everblades game on the new home for ECHL hockey at FloHockey.TV.

Listen to the exciting game action on ESPN Southwest Florida on 770 AM, 101.5 FM, 104.3 FM and online athttps://espnswfl.com

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

Stay up to date by following the Florida Everblades on Social Media with all the latest news, scores and promotions on Facebook,Instagram,LinkedIn,Tiktok, andTwitter

The Florida Everblades are the proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Nashville Predators and the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals.

###

Upcoming Home Games

Full Schedule
Jacksonville Icemen @ Florida Everblades
Wednesday, March 6th
Jacksonville Icemen @ Florida Everblades
Puck Drops:
7:30 PM EST
Hertz Arena
Jacksonville Icemen
JAX Jacksonville Icemen
at
Florida Everblades
FLA Florida Everblades
Hertz Arena
St. Patty's Day
Friday, March 8th
St. Patty's Day
Puck Drops:
7:30 PM EST
Hertz Arena
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
at
Florida Everblades
FLA Florida Everblades
Hertz Arena
Savannah Ghost Pirates @ Florida Everblades
Wednesday, March 20th
Savannah Ghost Pirates @ Florida Everblades
Puck Drops:
7:30 PM EDT
Hertz Arena
Savannah Ghost Pirates
SAV Savannah Ghost Pirates
at
Florida Everblades
FLA Florida Everblades
Hertz Arena

Latest News

More News
Blades Stung in 3-2 Loss to South Carolina
Blades Stung in 3-2 Loss to South Carolina
Everblades Look to Take Series Against Stingrays
Everblades Look to Take Series Against Stingrays
Blades Fall Short Against Stingrays in 5-2 Loss
Blades Fall Short Against Stingrays in 5-2 Loss

Get Hockey Updates

Sign up for our email newsletter to be the first to know about news and upcoming games!