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Solar Bears drop second match to Gladiators in 8-2 loss

Saturday, October 29th
Solar Bears drop second match to Gladiators in 8-2 loss

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears (1-3-0-0) surrendered six straight goals over the first two periods before ultimately falling to the Atlanta Gladiators (4-3-1-1) by an 8-2 score on Saturday night in front of 5,329 at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center.

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Atlanta’s Trevor Mingoia opened the scoring with a pair of goals in the first period at 2:14 and on the power play at 6:07. Thomas Frazee added a goal at 7:12.

After Derek Nesbitt scored 20 seconds into the second period, Ryan Massa was relieved by Kasmir Kaskisuo, but Nesbitt scored again for Atlanta at 8:26, and Brock Higgs made it 6-0 at 17:03.

Orlando got on the board late in the frame when Joe Perry scored off a goalmouth feed from T.J. Foster at 19:25.

Tyler Murovich added a goal at 3:13 of the third, before Eric Baier one-timed a pass from Findlay at 11:35.

Ben Marshall capped the scoring at 12:07.

Massa took the loss with nine saves on 13 shots in 20 minutes of action, while Kaskisuo made 12 stops on 16 shots against in 39:40 of relief; Ginn recorded the win with 49 saves on 51 shots against.

Three Stars:3) Matt Ginn – ATL2) Derek Nesbitt – ATL1) Ben Marshall – ATL

The Orlando Solar Bears next face the South Carolina Stingrays, on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 7:05 p.m. at the North Charleston Coliseum. 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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