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Gladiators' winning streak halted

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The South Carolina Stingrays halted the Gladiators franchise best winning streak at nine games in a 5-3 win over Gwinnett on Saturday night at the North Charleston Coliseum.

Gwinnett got three assists from Brad Schell but could not overcome three South Carolina power play goals in the loss.

The Gladiators took a 1-0 lead on Adam Smyth's seventh goal of the season. Brad Schell knocked down a Stingrays' clearing attempt and rolled the puck along to Brad Fraser who got the puck ahead to a wide open Smyth behind the Stingrays defense inside the South Carolina zone.

Smyth walked in unscathed and beat Stingrays' netminder Maxime Daignault with a low snapshot to the stick side for the goal at 12:12 of the first period.

South Carolina answered on the power play at the 12:53 mark of the opening period. Evan Schwabe found a loose puck that squirted away from Gladiators netminder Sean Fields to the far post were the South Carolina forward found the puck and tapped it home.

Trevor Johnson gave the Stingrays a 2-1 lead with South Carolina's second power play goal of the contest with 2:57 left in the first period. Johnson beat Fields with a slapshot from the point off a feed from Ty Morris for the tally.

South Carolina pushed their lead to two goals with a goal off the stick of Morris 9:50 into the second period. Morris beat Fields as he walked out from behind the Gwinnett net and took his time flipping the puck past the Gwinnett

netminder.