Solar Bears stumble in second period against Swamp Rabbits

ORLANDO, Fla – The Orlando Solar Bears (2-5-1-0) surrendered a 2-1 lead in the first period, while the Greenville Swamp Rabbits (6-3-1-0) received goals from seven different skaters and potted three goals in the period to seize control, as Orlando fell by a 7-2 score on Tuesday night at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center.

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1 2 3 FINAL
ORLANDO 2 0 0 2
FLORIDA 2 3 2 7

SCORING SUMMARY

Orlando: J.J. Piccinich [SH], Max Novak [PP] (Nolan Valleau, Joshua Winquist)

Goaltender: Mackenzie Skapski (12/17), Cal Heeter (4/6)

Greenville: Sergey Zborovskiy, Branden Troock (Caleb Herbert, Allan McPherson), Carter Sandlak (Jack Nevins), Evan Jasper (Troock), Brenden Kotyk (Joe Basaraba), Herbert (Adam Chapie), Chapie (McPherson, Herbert)

Goaltender: Brandon Halverson (43/45)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • J. Piccinich netted the first shorthanded goal of the season for the Solar Bears when he stole the puck at the defensive blueline, made his way through the neutral zone and snapped a shot past Brandon Halverson at 5:43 of the first period.
  • Max Novak’s power-play goal at 15:42 gave Orlando a 2-1 lead and was his second consecutive game with a goal.
  • Mackenzie Skapski took the loss for Orlando with 12 saves in 40 minutes of action; he was replaced by Cal Heeter for the third period.

NOTABLES

  • Orlando fell one shot short of matching its season-high of 46 shots on goal, set Oct. 14 at Jacksonville (4-3 OT win)
  • The Solar Bears face Greenville again on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 10:30 a.m. as the Solar Bears host their second annual School Day Game; last season Orlando won its first School Day Game with a 7-4 victory over Greenville.

THREE STARS
1) Adam Chapie – GRN
2) Brandon Halverson – GRN
3) Branden Troock – GRN

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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