The Sting Rays battled hard as they were missing a few key players but have now lost five straight games. This week the Minute Men were the culprits but this game was much closer then the first as the two teams played a tight checking affair. Brenden Burgess would score first for the Militia, unassisted as his shot is squeezed hard by Ty Schmidt but drops out of his jersey and across the line to draw first blood. It was the only score of the first period despite a late power play attempt by the Rays. In the second period the Rays took the lead on two unanswered goals. Logan Brann knocked in a goal off a nice play by Joshua Guay to tie it and then Chandler O’Dell would take advantage of his nemesis being in the box, and snipe the go ahead off a great Joey Poweska feed. The nemesis would emerge from the box however and tie the game back up just minutes later. Wyatt Frontiero takes two steps in the zone and sails one over the shoulder of a sleeping Cribbs. To be fair, video review clearly shows the play was offsides, and Cribbs may have been expecting a whistle. We headed to the third tied at two with lesson learned, play till you hear a whistle. In the third it was three unanswered goals by the Minute Men. The first was just two minutes in and the last two were in the last three minutes of the game as the Sting Rays began to take chances to try and tie the game. Jonny Motta made a circus act goal for the opener, scoring on a diving backhander on his own rebound, top corner. After fifteen minutes of tight checked hockey Frontiero opened it up with an end to end signature goal for the insurance. With a minute or so to go, Frontiero feeds Alex Noti for the wide open back door nail in the coffin goal and this one ends 5-2, Minute Men. The Sting Rays went one for five on the power play, The Men zero for one. Madison Saunier gets the W and with two games under her belt leads the FIHL in save percentage.