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Solar Bears roll to 5-2 win over Beast

Saturday, November 26th
Solar Bears roll to 5-2 win over Beast

Orlando now 4-0-1-0 over last five

ORLANDO, Fla. – Tony Cameranesi recorded two points for Orlando including the game-winning tally to break a 2-2 tie in the third period as the Solar Bears (9-5-2-0) picked up a 5-2 victory over the Brampton Beast (7-5-1-2) on Saturday night at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center.

Click here for the box score.

Following a scoreless first period in which Ryan Massa made a brilliant toe save on a wraparound attempt by David Pacan late in the frame, the Beast opened up a 1-0 lead at 4:31 of the middle stanza when Brandon Marino knocked in a Pacan feed past Massa.

Chris Crane tied it up for the Solar Bears when Taylor Doherty unloaded a shot from the right point which Mason Marchment deflected with his stick off the leg of Crane at 7:34.

Joe Perry pulled Orlando ahead with his team-leading 10th goal of the season at 16:27 when he teamed up with Brett Findlay on a give-and-go and beat Bryan Pitton stick side.

David Vallorani netted the equalizer less than a minute later after he made his way into the attacking zone and roofed a puck over the glove of Massa from the high slot at 17:25.

Cameranesi scored the eventual game-winner when Eric Baier teed up a shot from the right point that was picked up behind the net by Eric Faille, who fed a pass into the slot for the rookie to hammer into the cage at 9:50 of the third.

Austin Block gave Orlando some breathing room when he collected a failed breakaway shot from beneath the goal line and banked it in off of Pitton at 15:34, and Doherty tallied his first goal of the season on a late power play at 18:37.

Ryan Massa earned the victory with 31 saves on 33 shots against to gain his 26th career win with Orlando, tying Garret Sparks for the franchise mark; Pitton took the loss with 32 stops on 37 shots against.

Three Stars:

1) Tony Cameranesi – ORL2) Eric Baier – ORL3) Chris Crane – ORL

NEXT HOME GAMES:

  • Maple Leafs affiliate jersey – Solar Bears vs. Brampton Beast – Monday, Nov. 28 – 7 p.m.
  • Teddy Bear Toss, presented by Tijuana Flats – Solar Bears vs. Florida Everblades – Friday, Dec. 2 – 7 p.m.

Fans are encouraged to bring new teddy bears and other stuffed animals to be thrown onto the ice when Orlando scores its first goal of the game. The teddy bears and other stuffed animals will be collected and donated to local charities.

  • Ugly Sweater jersey – Solar Bears vs. Florida Everblades – Thursday, Dec. 22 – 7 p.m.

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 Solar Bears have released a brand-new mobile app, presented by BB&T, giving Solar Bears fans everything they need right in their pocket. The app is also home to the brand-new Loyalty & Rewards Program, which provides Solar Bears fans with opportunities to accumulate points and redeem them for exclusive prizes. The new app is FREE and available for both iOS and Android devices.

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 orlandosolarbearshockey.com/shop.

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