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Solar Bears finish weekend with 3-2 loss to Stingrays

Sunday, November 13th
Solar Bears finish weekend with 3-2 loss to Stingrays

Manderson continues point streak with first period goal

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears (5-5-1-0) raced out to an early first period lead but ultimately fell to the South Carolina Stingrays (5-5-1-0) by a 3-2 score on Sunday afternoon at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center.

Click here for the box score.

Orlando gained an early lead just 1:21 into the opening frame when Cason Hohmann flipped a pass to Denver Manderson at the right circle, and Manderson wired a wrist shot past the glove of Parker Milner. The goal extended his point streak to five games (2g-4a).

Late in the second period, South Carolina’s Colton Saucerman delivered a big hit on Hohmann at center ice while the Solar Bears were on a penalty kill. Ty Stanton immediately came to the aid of his teammate, but was subsequently sent to the box, putting Orlando in a 5-on-3 situation. Rob Flick capitalized on the power play for the Stingrays, netting a goal at 18:42.

Marcus Perrier gave South Carolina its first lead of the night with a shot that beat Kasimir Kaskisuo low to the blocker side at 3:39 of the third. Alex Gacek extended South Carolina’s lead to two goals at 10:02 when Patrick Gaul sent a pass into the slot for Gacek to knock home.

Eric Baier pulled Orlando back to within one goal at 19:29 with a wrist shot from above the right circle, but the Solar Bears could not complete the comeback.

Kaskisuo took the loss with 25 saves on 28 shots; Milner recorded the win with 24 stops on 26 shots.

Three Stars:3) Denver Manderson – ORL2) Rob Flick – SC1) Colton Saucerman – SC

The Orlando Solar Bears host their first-ever School Day Game, presented by Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center.

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 orlandosolarbearshockey.com/shop.

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