Orlando winners of four straight
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears (10-5-2-0) swept their three-game home series with the Brampton Beast (7-6-1-2) and extended their win streak to four games by way of a 5-4 victory on Monday night at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center.
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Orlando struck first early in the opening period when Tony Cameranesi sent a pass behind a Brampton defender off a 2-on-1 rush to Mason Marchment, and Marchment beat Andrew D’Agostini stick-side at 2:42.
Eric Faille then chased down a blocked shot and vaulted over a sprawled Brampton defender to bury a shorthanded goal at 5:09 to give the hosts a two-goal lead.
The Beast countered when Tim Billingsley let a shot go from the right point following a faceoff in the Orlando zone, and Connor Crisp knocked a loose puck past Kasimir Kaskisuo at 12:02.
David Pacan then banged in a rebound from Crisp for a power-play goal at 19:05 to draw Brampton level with the Solar Bears.
Both teams battled back and forth through the second period, but Orlando pulled ahead when Chris Crane recovered a loose puck in the neutral zone and made his way down the right wing before snapping a shot above the shoulder of D’Agostini at 19:05.
Crisp tallied his second of the game to draw Brampton level again just 41 seconds into the third period, but the Solar Bears pulled ahead once more when Denver Manderson buried a behind-the-net feed from Joe Perry at 5:27.
Patrick Watling sent a pass from the corner to the right circle, where Cameranesi made his way to the front of the net and sent a shot past D’Agostini’s glove at 6:16.
Pacan made it a close game once again as he went coast to coast and beat Kaskisuo at 9:19 to pull the visitors back to within one goal, but the Solar Bears hung on to complete the sweep and win the fourth consecutive game overall.
Kaskisuo earned the victory with 27 saves on 30 shots against; D’Agostini took the loss with 32 stops on 37 shots against.
1) Tony Cameranesi – ORL2) Chris Crane – ORL3) Mason Marchment – ORL
NEXT HOME GAMES:
- 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. All fans who bring a teddy bear or stuffed animal will receive a voucher good for a ticket to a future Solar Bears home game, while fans can purchase BOGO tickets to Friday’s Teddy Bear Toss game at orlandosolarbearshockey.com/teddy.
- Ugly Sweater jersey – Solar Bears vs. Florida Everblades – Thursday, Dec. 22 – 7 p.m.
- Solar Bears vs. Florida Everblades – Tuesday, Dec. 27 – 7 p.m.
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.com, Facebook, 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.