ORLANDO FALLS TO STINGRAYS 4-2 Road Trip Continues in Gwinnett Tomorrow


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ORLANDO FALLS TO STINGRAYS 4-2

Road Trip Continues in Gwinnett Tomorrow

Charleston, SC –  The Orlando Solar Bears dropped a 4-2 decision to the South Carolina Stinrays at the North Charleston Coliseum on Tuesday night. 

The Stingrays came out firing in the first period, and notched the first goal of the contest 16:08 into the frame. F Chad Painchaud found a loose puck in the slot and tucked it just under the pad of G John Curry. Orlando answered back less than two minutes later when forward C.J. Severyn snapped a rebound off the pad of G Jeff Jakaitis the D Bryce Aneloski slammed home to even the score. G John Curry stopped 16 of the 17 shots he faced in the frame.

Orlando took their first lead of the game 13:00 into the second stanza. F Zach Harrison swatted a bouncing puck out of mid-air from just on top of the goal-mouth for his team-leading third goal of the year. Severyn and F Mike Ullrich assisted on the goal. A late period power play helped South Carolina tie the contest when F Lindsay Sparks rolled a puck just over the line for the game-tying marker with just 49 seconds to go in the period.

Less than three minutes into the third period, South Carolina took the lead for good. D Scooter Vaughn backhanded a pass through the slot to F Scott Campbell who tallied his fifth goal of the season on a one-timer from the slot to put the Stingrays ahead 3-2. F Patrick Gaul put the game away from the Stingrays on a broken play, deflecting the puck behind Curry with 5:47 left in the contest for the final 4-2 score.

Three Stars: 1. L. Sparks (SC); 2. P. Boyd (SC); 3. J. Jakaitis (SC)

Power Plays: ORL: 0/1; SC: 0/2
Shots: ORL: 24; FLA: 28

Notes:

Orlando was the league-leader in PIM coming into tonight’s game, but took just two penalty minutes… D Bryce Aneloski notched his first regular season professional goal. He scored a playoff goal last season… G John Curry set a Solar Bears season high for saves in a period stopping 16 of 17 shots in the first period… Orlando will play back-to-back road games tomorrow for the first time this season… The Solar Bears allowed their first power play goal of the year tonight. They had killed off 23 straight power plays prior to South Carolina’s second period power play goal.

Orlando Solar Bears individual game tickets for the 2013-14 season are on sale. Tickets can be purchased at the Amway Center Box Office or online at OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com or Ticketmaster.com. For the Promotional Calendar, click here.

The Orlando Solar Bears, the ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild and Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Iowa Wild and Toronto Marlies, play all of their home games at the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year, the Amway Center.

Follow the Solar Bears at www.OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.comFacebook, and Twitter (@OrlandoHockey) for all the latest news and updates. Stay in touch with Shades on Instagram by following ShadestheSolarBear.

Don’t get shut-out when we sell out! Take advantage of the Orlando Solar Bears season ticket pre-sale offer by placing a $50 deposit per ticket now to receive seat selection priority for the 2013-14 season. Call the Solar Bears at 407-951-8200 or visit www.OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com.

Group tickets are a great way to entertain employees, co-workers, clients, friends and family. For more information on discounted group tickets and a list of group benefits, call 407-951-8200 or visit www.orlandosolarbearshockey.com/groups.

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Since beginning operations in November of 2011, the Solar Bears have helped raise over $350,000 for the Central Florida community. To read the Solar Bears Report to the Community, click here.

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