HULL,UK – Rapid Solicitors Hull Stingrays goaltender Ben Bowns admitted posting a shut-out against Sheffield Steelers would have been a special moment for him.
Carl Lauzon and Jason Silverthorn netted at the start and end of the first period before a Sylvain Cloutier brace and Jereme Tendler powerplay added further markers in the second session.
Rotherham-born Bowns was in fantastic form, making 51 saves in a man of the match performance, but his hopes of a first shut-out this term were ended by Robert Dowd with just 45 seconds left.
The 23-year-old said: “It was disappointing not to get the shut-out having come so close. It would have been the perfect night but the main thing was we got the win.
“I remember there was a face-off with 1.10 left when I looked at the clock and I knew we had got the job done. To have got a shut-out for the first time against my hometown team would have been special.
“We defended really well and I thought I played a pretty solid game. I didn’t give up too many rebounds and when I did the ‘D’ were there to clean up. They put us under a lot of pressure in the third but we dug in and it was a good team performance. It was a huge two points for us.”