Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Manchester, New Hampshire – Cory Ward of Las Vegas dealt a very key assist in the third period but his playoff ride with the ECHL Manchester Monarchs came to an end in a 4-3 loss to the South Carolina Stingrays before 2255 at the SNHU Arena on Wednesday night.

South Carolina won the Best of Seven series 4-3 and will play the Colorado Eagles for the ECHL Kelly Cup.

Cory, who had 18 goals, 25 assists this season, dealt a game-tying assist for Manchester early in the third period. He and Tyler Sikura had assists on a goal scored by linemate Ashton Rome which tied the game 3-3. South Carolina however later put in a decisive goal to win the game and the playoff series.