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Killeen, Solar Bears take down Cyclones 2-1

Sunday, March 24th
Killeen, Solar Bears take down Cyclones 2-1

KILLEEN, SOLAR BEARS TAKE DOWN CYCLONES 2-1

Home Schedule Concludes on Tuesday and Wednesday

Click here to view the box score Orlando, FL -  G Patrick Killeen stopped 31 of 32 shots to lead the Solar Bears to a 2-1 victory over the visiting Cincinnati Cyclones in front of 9,329 fans at the Amway Center on Sunday afternoon. Less than five minutes into the game, the Cyclones struck for their first goal. F Matt Smyth fired a puck from the right wall and F Mike Embach redirected the shot past Killeen to put Cincinnati ahead at 4:48 of the frame. The Solar Bears struck back with a power play goal 4:02 later. F Nick McParland banked a puck off the boards to D Michael Wilson, who skated into the slot and wristed the puck into the back of the cage for the 1-1 score. The two sides ended the period with one goal apiece. The Solar Bears grabbed a 2-1 lead in the second stanza. C Ryan Cruthers left the puck in the high slot for D Derick Martin, and Martin fired a shot off the crossbar and into the net at 7:33 of the period. Killeen turned aside all 12 shots he faced in the frame to help the Solar Bears hold the 2-1 lead going into the third. Cincinnati fired a barrage of shots in the final frame, but could not solve Killeen. The Solar Bears netminder turned aside all 25 shots he faced in the final two periods, including 13 in the third frame to make the 2-1 lead stand up for the eventual victory. Killeen finished the week stopping 102 of 107 shots he faced.Three Stars: 1. P. Killeen (ORL); 2. D. Martin (ORL); 3. M. Wilson (ORL)Power Plays: ORL: 1/6; CIN: 0/4Shots: ORL: 17; CIN: 32Notes:Tonight's contest marked the first time the Solar Bears have hosted the Cincinnati Cyclones at the Amway Center... Orlando will play their remaining four games of the 2012-13 season against the Florida Everblades, two at home, and two on the road... Tonight's crowd of 9,329 was the second largest crowd of the year... D Derick Martin scored his first goal of the year in the second period, it proved to be the game winner... G Patrick Killeen earned first star honors in two of the three Solar Bears games this week... The Solar Bears wore their Old Time Hockey jerseys tonight.

Solar Bears 2012-13 Awards: The Solar Bears held their 2012-13 awards ceremony on Friday night. Award winners were: Ryan Blair - The Dan Snyder Memorial Award (Dedication and Perserverence) Mike Liambas - The Rob Kenny Memorial Award (Community Service) Scott Tanski - The Clutch Player Award Ryan Cruthers - The Fans Choice Award C.J. Severyn - The Most Valuable Player Award Players who scored their first professional goals this season were honored, and included: Josh Caron - October 19 against the Florida Everblades Sean Lorenz - December 9 against the Fort Wayne Komets Derrick Burnett - February 20 against the Evansville IceMen Justin Levac - Febraury 20 against the Evansville IceMen Edward Levens - February 21 against the Gwinnett Gladiators Ryan Berard - February 14 against the Gwinnett Gladiators Nick McParland - February 17 against the Gwinnett Gladiators Five Top Shelf Awards were handed out to those people who have shown a special dedication to helping the Solar Bears. Winners of the Top Shelf Award were: Danny Gendzier - Solar Bears D.J. Fernando Medina - Solar Bears Team Photographer Gary Bassing - Solar Bears Team Photographer Kelly Cohen - Southern Strategy Group Allen Pierson - Head of Off-Ice Officials

Get Tickets: Orlando closes out the 2012-13 home schedule with back-to-back games against the Florida Everblades on Tuesday, March 26, and Wednesday, March 27. Good seats are still available. Visit www.OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com. The Orlando Solar Bears, the ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Minnesota Wild and AHL's Houston Aeros, play all of their home games at the 2012 Street and Smith's Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year, the Amway Center. Individual tickets for all regular season home games are on sale beginning as low as $15. To purchase your tickets, please visit www.OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com or the Amway Center Box Office. Follow the Solar Bears at www.OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com, Facebook, and Twitter (@OrlandoHockey) for all the latest news and updates. Don't get shut-out when we sell out! Take advantage of the Orlando Solar Bears season ticket pre-sale offer by placing a $50 deposit per ticket now to receive seat selection priority for the 2013-14 season. Call the Solar Bears at 407-951-8200 or visit www.OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com. Group tickets are a great way to entertain employees, co-workers, clients, friends and family. For more information on discounted group tickets and a list of group benefits, call 407-951-8200 or click here. Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased online at: http://shop.orlandosolarbearshockey.com/

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