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Stingrays top Fuel 3-1

Bembridge notches power play goal in loss

 

12.06PostWebINDIANAPOLIS – The South Carolina Stingrays (13-8-1-1) received a strong goaltending performance from Mark Dekanich and two assists from Wade Epp on the way to a 3-1 win over the Indy Fuel (9-10-2-0) Sunday afternoon at Indiana Farmers Coliseum.

Dekanich turned aside 24-of-25 Fuel shots and kept the game even after two period of play, allowing Paul Rodrigues to notch the game-winning goal at 8:28 of the third period.  Rodriguez scored on a wrist shot through traffic, beating Fuel netminder Shane Owen (20 saves) on the glove side.

Trailing 1-0 after the first period, Indy evened the score thanks to Garett Bembridge’s power play goal at 7:40 of the middle frame.  He one-timed an Alex Lavoie pass beyond the blocker of Dekanich from the left circle for his team-leading ninth goal of the season.

The Stingrays added an empty-net goal from Brett Cameron at 19:18 to seal the victory.

Indy welcomes the Wheeling Nailers to Indiana Farmers Coliseum on Thursday night at 7:05 pm.  The Morellis Cleaners Pre-game Show starts 15 minutes before every puck drop on CBS Sports 1430.

PP: IND 1-for-5    SC 0-for-3

Three Stars:

  1. Paul Rodrigues SC (1-0-1, +1, 2 shots)
  2. Wade Epp SC (0-2-2, +3, 2 shots)
  3. Mark Dekanich (24 saves)

Notes:

  • Zach Miskovic registered a point for the third consecutive game (1-2-3).
  • Alex Lavoie now has points in seven of his last nine contests (4-5-9).
  • The Fuel have now recorded a power play goal in its last four consecutive games.

Next Home Game: Thursday, December 10 vs. Wheeling Nailers – 7:05 p.m. Start the weekend early at Indiana Farmers Coliseum on $10 Thursday, and receive a $10 voucher towards ANY concessions purchase with paid admission! Get your fill and cheer the Fuel to victory!

Single-game tickets are now on sale at Ticketmaster or at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum box office, while a variety of different ticket plans and group specials are available by calling (317) 925-FUEL or visiting IndyFuelHockey.com. Don’t miss out on anything from the Fuel in 2015-16, follow the team on Twitter and Instagram (@IndyFuel) and don’t forget to ‘Like’ the Fuel on Facebook.

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