North Charleston, SC - The Adirondack Thunder were unable to solve South Carolina netminder Mark Dekanich as they dropped a 1-0 decision to the Stingrays on Saturday evening at the North Charleston Coliseum. The South Carolina win evens the Eastern Conference Semi-Final series at one game apiece.
South Carolina opened the scoring midway through the second period as they converted just after the Thunder had killed off a penalty. The Stingrays won an offensive zone faceoff and Caleb Herbert got the puck on net, which was denied by Adirondack netminder Ken Appleby, but following a second Appleby save, Austin Fyten was on hand to bury it on his second chance. Herbert and defenseman Bobby Shea collected the helpers on Fyten’s third goal of the playoffs.
Despite an early push from the Thunder in the third period, they were unable to solve Dekanich, who held on for his first career ECHL playoff shutout with 21 saves. The series now shifts back to Upstate New York for Game 3, set to faceoff on Tuesday evening at the Glens Falls Civic Center. South Carolina’s win solidifies Game 5 on Saturday evening, with puck drop set for 7:00 p.m.
All 2015-16 full and partial season ticket holders and 2016-17 full season ticket holders can get tickets to Round 2 of the playoffs at $14 per game, not including sales tax or facility fee. Any 2015-16 or 2016-17 full season ticket holders should visit the Thunder front office (playoff extended hours of 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.) or call 518-480-3355 x1 to reserve their playoff location. Group tickets are also on sale now at the $14 per game rate. Any group can get tickets for all three Round Two games by visiting the Thunder front office or by calling 518-480-3355 x1. The Thunder front office will be open from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. tomorrow afternoon and the Glens Falls Civic Center Box Office will reopen on Monday morning at 10:00 a.m.
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