Indy ends Stingrays’ 23-game winning streak

The Indy Fuel put a halt to ECHL history on Saturday night, defeating the South Carolina Stingrays 3-2 at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum. The loss ends South Carolina’s ECHL record 23-game winning streak and 13-game road winning streak. The Stingrays’ 23 consecutive games without a regulation loss is tied for the ECHL record.

With the game tied at 1 after one period, the Fuel went on top on tallies from Justin Holl and Garret Bembridge. Andrew Rowe pulled the Stingrays within one before the end of the second period, but that was as close as South Carolina would get.

Mac Carruth picked up the win in goal for the Fuel, turning aside 36 shots, including all 17 he faced in the third period. Keegan Asmundson took the loss for the Stingrays in his pro debut.

The Stingrays began their streak with a 7-1 win at Greenville on Feb. 7. South Carolina had been just 1-7-2 in the 10 games leading up to the first win of the streak, and was 18-18-7 on the season, sitting in sixth place in the East Division and 10 points out of a playoff spot.

South Carolina outscored its opponents 100-35 during the streak, and won 20 of the 23 games in regulation. The Stingrays allowed two goals or less 16 times during the streak, and shutout their opponents six times.