Solar Bears rally, earn point in 4-3 OT loss

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Down 3-0 in the second period, the Orlando Solar Bears (4-8-3-0) scored three straight goals to force overtime, but ultimately fell in the extra period to the Jacksonville Icemen (3-9-1-0) by a 4-3 score on Wednesday night at Veterans Memorial Arena.

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1 2 3 OT FINAL
ORLANDO 0 2 1 0 3
JACKSONVILLE 2 1 0 1 4

SCORING SUMMARY

Orlando: J.J. Piccinich (Logan Nelson), J.C. Campagna (Martins Dzierkals, Joshua Winquist), Max Novak [PP] (Winquist, Nolan Valleau)

Goaltender: Mackenzie Skapski (37/41)

Jacksonville: Scott Savage (Dajon Mingo, Brendan Collier), Collier (Christopher Dienes, Tyson Fawcett), Jimmy Lodge (Garet Hunt, Savage), Lodge (Fawcett)

Goaltender: Colton Phinney (28/31)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • J.J. Piccinich extended his goal-scoring streak to three games (3g) when he beat Colton Phinney at 3:17 of the second period. Piccinich also drew the high-sticking double-minor penalty against Jacksonville’s Christopher Dienes at 6:23 of the third period that led to Max Novak’s game-tying power-play goal.
  • J.C. Campagna fired home his first goal in a Solar Bears uniform at 17:15 of the second period on a tic-tac-toe play that ended in Campagna snapping a shot from the slot past the stick of Phinney.
  • Martins Dzierkals extended his point streak to three games (3g-1a) with the primary assist on Campagna’s goal.
  • Joshua Winquist earned the secondary assist on Campagna’s goal to push his assist streak to a franchise-record eight games, passing the franchise mark set by Eric Faille last season. Winquist has logged 12 assists dating back to Nov. 7 vs. Greenville. The assist on Campagna’s goal was also Winquist’s 100th career pro assist. Additionally, Winquist now has an eight-game point streak (3g-12a).
  • Max Novak tied the game with a power-play goal at 6:37 of the third period – a rebound from Winquist popped out to Novak at the left circle and he fired the puck past Phinney.
  • Mackenzie Skapski took the overtime loss with 37 saves on 41 shots against. Skapski’s 37 stops set a new season-high by a Solar Bears netminder, passing Kasimir Kaskisuo’s 35 saves on Oct. 22 at Allen (4-3 overtime win).

NOTABLES

  • Campagna, Dzierkals and Mike Monfredo each led Orlando with five shots on goal.
  • Orlando has earned five of a possible six points over its last three games. The Norfolk Admirals also suffered a 4-3 loss to Florida tonight, giving the Solar Bears a two-point cushion against Norfolk for fifth place in the South Division, with two games in hand.
  • The Solar Bears return home to host the South Carolina Stingrays for Marvel Super Hero™ Night at the comRink at Amway Center on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. – the Solar Bears will wear special Captain America jerseys against the Stingrays, who will wear special Iron Man jerseys. Single-game tickets for the 2017-18 season are now on sale at the Amway Center box office and ticketmaster.com.

THREE STARS
1) Jimmy Lodge – JAX
2) Brendan Collier – JAX
3) Scott Savage – JAX

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.

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