Tonight’s game was a high-scoring battle that saw the Sting Rays defeat the Minute Men 11-9. The Minute Men got on the board first with a goal by George Brkljacic with 16:34 left in the first period. The Sting Rays answered a minute later on a goal by Richard Poweska. Less than a minute later, the Minute Men took the lead on a goal by Robert Scire, but the Sting Rays raced back with goals by Madisen Natter and Alicea McDonald to take a 3-2 lead with 13:34 left in the period. The Minute Men then called a time out to try and stop the volley, but almost immediately, the Sting Rays went up 4-2 on another goal by Poweska with 9:30 left in the period. The Minute Men stormed back on goals by Joey Saroukas and Side Show Bob to tie it at 4-4 with 7:53 left in the first period. The Sting Rays took a 7-4 lead on goals by Chandler Odell, Kane Eanes, and Erik LaFlamme with 3:52 left in the period. The Minute Men closed out the scoring in the first period when Alex Noti netted one with 1:55 left. No one knew how this one would end after a 7-5 FIRST Period!! The Sting Rays took a 9-5 lead early in the second period on goals by Odell and A. McDonald (their second goals of the night). The Minute Men fought back with two goals by Side Show Bob (assisted by Brkljacic) for the hat trick to cut the Sting Rays’ lead to 9-7. Not to be out done, the Sting Rays’ Odell added a power play goal with 6:08 left in the second period for a hat trick of his own. The Minute Men’s Wyatt Frontiero closed out the scoring in the second period on a goal with 3:12 on the clock to cut the Sting Rays’ lead to 10-8. The Sting Rays and Minute Men traded goals in the third period (Sting Rays’ Eanes and Minute Men’s Frontiero) for the 11-9 final tally. The Sting Rays’ Odell had three assists to go along with his hat trick, and LaFlamme had one goal and three assists. The Minute Men’s Frontiero had two goals and four assists. Shots on goal were Sting Rays 41, Minute Men 44.