Novak, Dupuy score for Solar Bears in 4-2 loss to Everblades

ORLANDO, Fla – The Orlando Solar Bears (2-4-1-0) used a two-goal second period to rally from a 2-0 deficit, but surrendered two more goals in the third period as the Florida Everblades (8-1-0-0) dealt the home team a 4-2 loss on Saturday night at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center.

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

SCORING SUMMARY

Orlando: Max Novak (Matias Cleland, Cal Heeter), Jean Dupuy (Chris Crane, J.J. Piccinich)

Goaltender: Cal Heeter (18/22)

Florida: Brett Bulmer (Kyle Neuber, Michael Kirkpatrick), Logan Roe (Michael Kirkpatrick, Matt Berry), Gus Young (Michael Kirkpatrick, Matt Berry), Mitchell Heard [PP] (Steven Lorentz, Clark Seymour)

Goaltender: Martin Ouellette (30/32)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Max Novak got Orlando on the board when he sped down the left wing and roofed a backhand shot over Martin Ouellette’s shoulder at 16:17 of the second period for his second tally of the season.
  • Jean Dupuy got his first of the season at 18:52 shortly after a cross-checking penalty to Florida’s Brett Bulmer had expired. Dupuy corralled a rebound from Chris Crane at the right side of the net and snuck it through a seam between Ouellette and the post to tie the score at 2-2.
  • Chris Crane’s assist on Dupuy’s goal gave him a team-leading eight points (3g-5a) through seven games.
  • Mike Vaskivuo had the secondary helper on Dupuy’s goal, giving him three a three-game assist streak (3a). Vaskivuo also led the Solar Bears with six shots on goal.
  • Cal Heeter logged an assist on Novak’s goal and took the loss with 18 stops on 22 shots against.

NOTABLES

  • The Solar Bears welcome the Greenville Swamp Rabbits to Orlando for the first time this season on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. as the Solar Bears celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week; the team will be collecting school supplies during the game.

THREE STARS
1) Michael Kirkpatrick – FLA
2) Gus Young – FLA
3) Jean Dupuy – ORL

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.

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