Stingrays Win 10 Straight, Climb In Standings

South Carolina won its 10th consecutive game with a 4-1 win at Charlotte on Friday. The 10 wins eclipse the team record of nine wins set November 14-December 9, 2000 and is the longest winning streak in the ECHL this season, surpassing the nine wins by Reading from November 7-December 3.

The Stingrays are 22-14-3 and have moved up to second place in the East Division of the American Conference, three points behind leader Charlotte (24-15-2). South Carolina will travel to Columbia on Tuesday and hosts Gwinnett on Friday and Greenville on Saturday.

Rich Peverley has led the offense during the winning streak scoring 10 goals, including two game-winning goals and six power-play goals, and 14 points while Ed Courtenay has scored five goals, including a pair of game winners, and 10 points. Peverley leads the team with six power-play goals and he is tied for the team lead with 17 goals and three game-winning goals while ranking third in scoring with 30 points.

Matt W. Reid leads South Carolina with 22 assists and 39 points and is tied for the lead in goals with 17. Reid leads the league with six shorthand goals and seven shorthand points and is tied for 15th in scoring.

In the last 10 games, Maxime Daigneault is 6-0-0 with goals-against average of 1.65 and save percentage of .946 while Kirk Daubenspeck is 4-0-0 with goals-against average of 1.75 and save percentage of .950. In 18 games, Daigneault is 10-5-0 with a shutout, goals-against average of 2.91 and a save percentage of .905. Called up to Portland of the American Hockey League on January 27, Daubenspeck made his first AHL start on Sunday stopping all 27 shots in a 4-0 win at Worcester. In 24 games with the Stingrays, Daubenspeck is 12-9-3 with two shutouts while third in the league in save percentage (.936) and eighth in goals-against average (2.26).

South Carolina’s power play is 34 percent (17-for-50) in January and has moved atop the league at 19.8 percent while its penalty kill is 94 percent (62-for-66) in January and remains the league leader at 91.2 percent.