Solar Bears fall to Everblades in preseason finale

ESTERO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears (0-2-0-0) wrapped up their 2017 preseason schedule with a 5-2 loss to the Florida Everblades (2-0-0-0) on Sunday afternoon at Germain Arena.

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1 2 3 FINAL 
ORLANDO 0 1 1 2
FLORIDA 0 2 3 4

SCORING SUMMARY

Orlando: Todd Skirving (Kristian Pospisil, Mike Monfredo), Mike Vaskivuo [PP] (Nolan Valleau, J.J. Piccinich)

Goaltender: Matt Hackett: 27/31

Florida: Paul Russell (Joe Cox, Brett Bulmer), Steven Lorentz (Clark Seymour, Nolan LaPorte), C. Seymour [PP] (S. Lorentz, Stephen MacAulay), S. Lorentz [PP] (C. Seymour, J. Cox), J. Cox [EN]

Goaltender: Callum Booth: 23/25

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Todd Skirving deflected Kristian Pospisil’s shot from the point past Callum Booth at 9:08 of the second period to cut Orlando’s 2-0 deficit in half.
  • After Florida re-took a two-goal edge thanks to a power-play marker from Clark Seymour at 4:18 of the third period, Mike Vaskivuo answered for Orlando when he netted his second of the preseason by blasting a shot from the right circle that beat Booth at the low left post at 5:17.
  • Florida had three players with three-point nights, as Seymour (1g-2a), Steven Lorentz (2g-1a) and Joe Cox (1g-2a) paced the scoring for the hosts.

NOTABLES

  • Orlando now prepares for its first game of the 2017-18 regular season on Oct. 14 at Jacksonville. The Solar Bears will also journey to Texas for a two-game set against the Allen Americans before returning home for Opening Weekend against the Atlanta Gladiators on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 29 at 1:30 p.m. Fans can purchase BOGO tickets for both games, presented by Coors Light, by visiting com/coors.

THREE STARS
1) Steven Lorentz – FLA
2) Clark Seymour – FLA
3) Paul Russell – FLA

The Orlando Solar Bears drop the puck on their 2017-18 home schedule on Saturday, Oct. 28 against the Atlanta Gladiators at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center. Single-game tickets for the 2017-18 season are now on sale at the Amway Center box office and ticketmaster.com.

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

Full Season Ticket Memberships for the 2017-18 season are on sale now. Purchase an Orlando Solar Bears Full Season Ticket Membership for as little as $440 today! Click here or call (407) 951-8200 for more information.

Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased online at orlandosolarbearshockey.com/shop.