Stingrays defeat Cincinnati; Reach Kelly Cup final

Image by Joseph Fuqua II - The Cincinnati Enquirer

The Stingrays battled back from a two goal deficit to beat the Cincinnati Cyclones 3-2 on Friday for a fourth straight win to take the American Conference Final and are advancing to the Kelly Cup Final beginning on Friday, May 22.

"I'm awful proud of the guys in the locker room," said Stingrays coach Jared Bednar. "The way they came back tonight and stuck with it like they've done all season long showed a tremendous amount of character. We started at the beginning of the season trying to build a team that could compete for the Kelly Cup, and now we're going to get that opportunity.

For a full write-up on the game, head over to The Post and Courier.

This win takes the Rays on their third trip to the Kelly Cup finals where they will take on the Alaska Aces. The series schedule is:

Friday May 22 @ Alaska 11:15 EST
Saturday May 23 @ Alaska 11:15 EST
Wednesday May 27 @ South Carolina 7:05 EST
Friday May 29 @ South Carolina 7:05 EST
Saturday May 30 @ South Carolina 7:05 EST*
Thursday June 4 @ Alaska 11:15 EST*
Friday June 5 @ Alaska 11:15 EST*

* denotes additional games if necessary.

Tickets for the home games can be purchased online, or by calling (800) 745-3000.