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Everblades top Solar Bears 3-2 in OT

Saturday, October 8th
Everblades top Solar Bears 3-2 in OT

ESTERO, Fla. - The Orlando Solar Bears (0-0-1-0) fell to the Florida Everblades (1-0-0-0) by a 3-2 score in overtime in the lone preseason match for both clubs on Saturday night in front of 2,798 at Germain Arena.

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Brock Montgomery deflected a Denver Manderson shot from the left circle past Anthony Peters at 3:33 of the first period to give Orlando an initial lead.

Florida opted to replace Peters midway through the game with Garrett Zemlak.

The Everblades countered with a late goal in the second frame at Matt Berry beat Jay Williams with a wrist shot from along the boards to the goalie's glove side at 19:59.

Florida took its first lead of the night 21 seconds into third period after Mike Aviani beat Williams off a pass from Ralph Cuddemi.

Trevor Ludwig received credit for an equalizer for Orlando after the puck defelected off an Everblades skater at 15:22.

The score remained 2-2 at the conclusion of regulation, but Eric Scheid tallied the game-winner by squeaking the puck through the pads of Williams off a partial breakaway at 4:20.

Williams took the overtime loss with 30 saves on 33 shots; Zemlak recorded the win with 10 stops on 11 shots in 34:51 of action.

Three Stars: 3) Matt Berry - FLA, 2) Mike Aviani - FLA, 1) Eric Scheid - FLA

The Orlando Solar Bears drop the puck on their fifth season of ECHL hockey on Saturday, Oct. 22 against the Florida Everblades at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center. Opening Night is Orlando United Night, presented by Auto Justice Attorney Michael T. Gibson, P.A. Single-game tickets are now on sale at the Amway Center box office and ticketmaster.com. Full and half-season ticket plans are now available by visiting OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.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.

Follow the Solar Bears at www.OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.comFacebook, and Twitter (@OrlandoHockey) for all the latest news and updates. Stay in touch with Shades on Instagram by following SolarBearsHockey.

Season tickets, Corporate Flex vouchers, and Group tickets are a great way to entertain employees, co-workers, clients, friends and family. For more information on all of the Solar Bears ticket packages, call (407) 951-8200 or visit orlandosolarbearshockey.com/groups.

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

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