The Sand Sharks swam by the Sting Rays 8-5 in matchup that saw the Sting Rays within striking distance of the Sand Sharks for the majority of the game. Griffan Kirkham put the Sharks on the board on a goal with 9:19 left in the first period. Christoper Maybury gave the Sand Sharks a 2-0 with lead when he netted a goal with 17:40 left in the second period, and Ryan Tanner followed with a power play goal with 14:39 left to give the Sharks a 3-0 lead. But the Sting Rays fought back with a goal by Erik Laflamme at the 11:36 mark and one by Alex Myers with 7:51 left in the period to cut the Shark’s lead to 3-2. The Sharks closed out the second period with a goal to by Andre Bobowitz at the 1:45 mark to take a 4-2 lead heading into the final twenty minutes of regulation time. The Sting Rays opened up the scoring in the third period on a goal by Richard Poweska at the 16:27 mark to cut the Sand Shark’s lead to one goal. A little over a minute later, the Sharks answered on a goal by Nolan Borek to take a 5-3 lead. Kane Eanes, who was making his FIHL debut, put the Sting Rays within one when he scored with 13:55 left in the period. But once again the Sharks answered with another goal by Bobowitz at the 10:27 mark to give the Sand Sharks a 6-4 lead. Bobowitz completed the hat trick at the 3:15 mark, giving the Sharks a 7-4 lead before Chadwick Sieler sealed the game for the Sharks on a goal with 2:05 left in the period. The Sting Ray’s Eanes completed an impressive debut with his second goal at the 0:33 mark to go along with his two assists on the night. The Sand Shark’s Julian Pontoni also had two assists. Shots on goal were Sand Sharks 57, Sting Rays 30.