The Washington Capitals and Hershey Bears ECHL affiliate the South Carolina Stingrays have made it to the first round of The Kelly Cup Playoffs and lost in the game 1 to the Orlando Solar Bears. Mason Mitchell who spent all but the last two weeks of the season in Hershey scored the only goal for the Stingrays at 7:47 in the first period. It would take less than ten minutes for the Solar Bears to pull ahead with a Joe Perry goal at 16:46.
Headed into the second period at 1-1 and the game would look the same throughout the next forty minutes going scoreless for two full periods. In sudden death OT….it would be Orlando scoring first with a 17:29 goal from Hunter Fejes winning the game and going ahead 3-0 in the series.
South Carolina plays again in Orlando Saturday night at 7pm.