Stingrays, Steelheads
Still Setting Pace


Winning three games in three days, defending Kelly Cup champion South Carolina extended its winning streak to a league season high 10 games and its home winning streak to five games. The longest winning streak in league history is 17 games by Cincinnati from Jan. 13-Feb. 29, 2008.

The Stingrays, who are 19-6-4 and lead the league with 42 points and are tied for the lead with 19 wins, play at Charlotte on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and host the Checkers on Saturday.

Matt Fornataro leads South Carolina in the last 10 games with 11 assists and 17 points while Keith Johnson has 11 points (5g-6a) and rookies Rob Ricci (4g-6a) and Nikita Kashirsky (6g-4a) and Trent Campbell (2g-8a) have 10 points each. Todd Ford is 6-0-0 with a shutout, a goals-against average of 1.33 and a save percentage of .960 during the winning streak while rookie Braden Holtby is 4-0-0 with a goals-against average of 2.45 and a save percentage of .933.

Idaho is 7-2-1 in the last 10 games and 19-5-2 overall to lead the league with a winning percentage of .769. The Steelheads, who are first in the National Conference with 40 points and tied for the league lead with 19 wins, host Utah on Wednesday and Alaska on Friday and Saturday.