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Solar Bears bitten by Swamp Rabbits in 6-2 loss

Thursday, December 8th
Solar Bears bitten by Swamp Rabbits in 6-2 loss

Orlando surrenders four third-period goals

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Orlando Solar Bears (12-7-2-0) fell to the Greenville Swamp Rabbits (10-8-2-0) by a 6-2 score on Thursday night at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

Click here for the box score.

Orlando opened the scoring when Taylor Doherty wound up his stick and let a shot fly past Mackenzie Skapski at 3:51 of the first period.

Greenville found the equalizer when Spiro Goulakos capitalized on a Solar Bears turnover and wristed a shot past Ryan Massa at 5:42.

The Swamp Rabbits then pulled ahead in the second period when Desmond Bergin slid a puck past the pads of Massa at 9:21.

Greenville padded its lead in the third period as Bergin made his way down the right wall and then cut towards the goal, before firing a shot through the pads of Massa at 8:34.

Shortly thereafter, Bretton Cameron one-timed a feed from the corner over the glove of Massa at 8:51.

Brett Findlay pulled Orlando back to within two with a power-play goal from the right circle, but Tommy Thompson then scored on a breakaway at 16:04 and Angelo Miceli sealed the game with a power-play tally at 18:31.

Massa took the loss with 28 saves on 34 shots against; Skapski earned the victory with 26 stops on 28 shots against.

Three Stars:1) Desmond Bergin – GRN2) Tommy Thompson – GRN3) Bretton Cameron – GRN

NEXT HOME GAMES:

  • 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.
  • Solar Bears vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits – Friday, Dec. 30 – 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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