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SOLAR BEARS SUFFER 4-1 LOSS TO GWINNETT

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Duluth, GA - The Solar Bears saw a 1-1 score heading into the third slip away to three third period goals by the Gwinnett Gladiators as Orlando fell 4-1 at the Arena at Gwinnett Center on Thursday Night. Scott Tanski

An early offensive zone faceoff win helped the Gladiators strike 2:23 into the game. D Kyle Lawson received a pass from the right point and blasted a shot through traffic to put Gwinnett up 1-0. Just 1:02 later, F Scott Tanski led a 2-on-1 into the attacking zone and moved a pass across the ice to LW Nick Petersen. The ECHL Player of the Month in October wristed a shot just underneath the crossbar to even the game at 1-1. The two sides went into the first intermission tied at one.

No scoring in the second period led to the third starting in a 1-1 score. The tie was broken 2:51 into the third, as F Evan Bloodoff wristed a puck through traffic to boost Gwinnett to a 2-1 lead. F Chris Clackson followed it up after a shot from the point hit a few players in front of the Solar Bears net, and he slammed home the loose puck to increase the score to 3-1. F Doug Jones put home the final marker of the game at 12:35, helping Gwinnett to a 4-1 victory over the Solar Bears.

 

Three Stars: 1. E. Bloodoff (GWT); 2. M. Lee (GWT); 3. D. Jones (GWT)

Power Plays: ORL: 0/4; GWT: 0/4     

Shots: ORL: 28; GWT: 19   

 

Notes:

LW Nick Petersen was named the ECHL Player of the Month for October before the start of the game... Tonight's contest featured the ECHL Player of the Month (Nick Petersen, ORL), ECHL Goalie of the Week (Mike Lee, GWT), and ECHL Rookie of the Month (Doug Jones, GWT)... F Ryan Ginand saw his six game point streak (1 goal, 7 assists) snapped tonight... The Solar Bears suffered just their second regulation loss.

The Orlando Solar Bears, the ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Minnesota Wild and AHL's Houston Aeros, are in their Out of Hibernation and play all of their home games at the 2012 Street and Smith's Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year, the Amway Center.

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