Stingrays Are 6-0-0, Only Undefeated Team In ECHL

After three weekends of play, South Carolina remains the only undefeated team in the East Coast Hockey League with a 6-0-0 record. The 6-0-0 start is the best start ever in the 10-year history of the Stingrays.

The ECHL record for longest winning streak to open the season is eight games set by Dayton, October 19 to November 4, 1994, and tied by Trenton, October 12 to October 26, 2001.

South Carolina, which opened the season with three straight shootout wins, will close out its current six-game home stand when it hosts Florida on Friday and Saturday. The Stingrays lost 3-2 to Florida in the 2002 Kelly Cup Playoffs Southeast Division Wild Card Game. South Carolina was 5-2-0 against the Everblades in the regular season in 2001-02, but is 10-13-5 all-time in the regular season against Florida.

The Stingrays lead the ECHL in scoring with 4.67 goals per game and in power-play percentage with 30.4 percent while ranking eighth in goals allowed (2.83 per game) and 20th in penalty kill (77.9 percent). There are four players on the Stingrays roster with four goals or more, including Dave Seitz who leads the team with five goals. Seitz is the leading scorer for South Carolina with 10 points, tying him for 14th in the ECHL, while he is tied for second with four power-play goals. Seitz scored the game-winning goal on a penalty shot as the Stingrays defeated Greenville, 4-2 on Tuesday.

Kirk Daubenspeck is 4-0-0 with a 1.71 goals against average and a .948 save percentage on the current home stand. Daubenspeck is tied for the ECHL lead with six wins (6-0-0) and overall has a 2.72 goals against average and a .913 save percentage. Rookie defenseman Aaron Schneekloth leads the team with six assists which ranks him second among ECHL rookies.