The Sting Rays and Sand Sharks battled in a matchup that saw the undefeated Sand Sharks come out on top by a score of 7-6 when Andrew Shillings netted a goal (assisted by Jacob Ingrassia and Anderson Libby) with 1:03 left in the third period.
The Sand Sharks took a 3-0 lead in the first period and were leading the Sting Rays 3-1 going into the second period. The Sting Rays closed the gap early in the second period on a goal from William Johnston, but the Sand Sharks answered at the halfway mark on a goal by Nathan Souza to take a 4-2 lead. The Sting Rays battled back at the end of the period with a goal by Chandler Odell at the 2:26 mark and a powerplay goal by Tyler McDuffie with 14 seconds left to tie the score at 4-4. The Sting Rays took a 6-4 lead early in the final period on goals by Johnston (18:16 mark) and Andrew Burnside (power play with 16:01 left in period). The Sand Sharks answered with goals from Andre Bobowicz (14:35 mark) and Souza to knot the score at 6-6 with 9:51 remaining in the period.
Highlights for the Sting Rays included Johnston with two goals and two assists, Odell with two goals, Madisen Natter with four assists, and Richard Poweska with two assists. Shillings had two goals for the Sand Sharks, Souza had two goals and one assist, Bobowicz had one goal and one assist, Libby had four assists, and Beaudy Beaudin had one goal and one assist. Shots on goal were Sting Rays 38, Sand Sharks 59.