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Bonts: Power Play Outage Gives South Carolina 3-2 Win Over IceMen

Photo by Nancy Beecher/Florida Sports Wire

(FLORIDA SPORTS WIRE) — Two-shorthanded goals proved the difference for South Carolina in Saturday night’s 3-2 win over the Jacksonville IceMen before 7,683 at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The Stingrays improved to 2-0 in the ECHL. The IceMen are looking for their first win after two games.

South Carolina’s Andrew Cherniwchan scored the game winner on his second goal of the game with an assist to Dylan Margonari. The Stingrays’ Joe Devin tied the game at 1-1 with 7:50 to play in the second period.

Alexander Goulet and Bobby Macintyre tallied for the IceMen. It was Macintyre’s first ECHL goal.

With no scoring in the first period the main  fireworks was a fight between South Carolina’s Trevor Gillies and Jacksonville’s Garet Hunt 30 seconds into the match.

In the nets, Jeff Jakaitis made 20 saves for the visitors.  Jacksonville’s Jamie Phillips stopped 18 shots.

“We faced one of the good goaltenders tonight,” said Jacksonville head coach Jason Christie.

Jacksonville hosts Atlanta on Thursday night at 7 p.m. Atlanta dropped a  5-1 decision to Florida Saturday night.

Photos by Nancy Beecher/Florida Sports Wire

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