With a four-game winning streak, the Stingrays step into first place

Stingrays Forward Danick Paquette scored two goals and goaltender Daren Machesney made 28 saves as the South Carolina Stingrays (11-6-0-1) pushed their winning streak to four games with a 4-1 victory over the Greenville Road Warriors (9-6-3-2) Sunday afternoon at the North Charleston Coliseum.

The team now has 25 points and leads the ECHL South Division. 

Stingrays forward Trent Campbell kicked off the scoring at 4:48 of the first period tapping a rebound past the glove of Road Warriors goaltender Nic Riopel (L, 24 saves on 27 shots). Forwards Pierre-Luc O'Brien and Chris Higgins earned assists. Paquette made it a two-goal Stingrays lead at 15:75 from defenseman Johann Kroll and forward Anthony Maiani.

The Road Warriors cut the lead in half at 11:57 of the second period when defenseman Jeff Caister blasted a shot past Machesney from the right-wing point. Defenseman Jyri Niemi and forward Sean Berkstresser added assists.

Paquette buried his second of the game at 8:25 of the final frame with help from forwards Sean Dolan and Greg Stewart. Higgins sealed the victory for the Stingrays with an empty-net goal at 18:23 from Stewart.

The Stingrays return to action on Friday, December 2, and Saturday, December 3, against the Kalamazoo Wings at 7:05 p.m. at the North Charleston Coliseum.

Friday is Teacher Appreciation Night and $5 beer. Bring a stuffed animal to the game on Saturday for the Stingrays' annual Teddy Bear Toss benefiting Debi's Kids and the Salvation Army. When the Rays score their first goal, throw your stuffed animal on the ice. Saturday is also a free parking night.

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