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Solar Bears grind out another road win in 4-2 victory over Gladiators

Friday, December 9th
Solar Bears grind out another road win in 4-2 victory over Gladiators

Kaskisuo makes season-high 35 saves

DULUTH, Ga. – The Orlando Solar Bears (13-7-2-0) scored two power-play goals on their way to defeating the Atlanta Gladiators (10-11-2-1) by a 4-2 score on Friday night at Infinite Energy Arena.

Click here for the box score.

Tony Cameranesi stole the puck at the attacking blueline and made his way to the slot where he wristed a shot over the glove of Dan Vladar at 1:50 of the first period to give Orlando the early lead.

Kasimir Kaskisuo turned aside 14 Atlanta shots in the opening stanza including a breakaway glove save on Eric Neiley at 6:28.

Near the end of a lengthy power play sequence, the Solar Bears added to their lead when Austin Block one-timed a Denver Manderson feed past Vladar at 13:38.

Orlando extended its lead with another power-play tally from Patrick Watling at 6:59 of the second period when the forward knocked in an Eric Faille rebound past Vladar.

The Gladiators got on the board when Bryan Cameron sent a pass ahead to Ben Marshall who made his way down the left wing and blasted a shot past Kaskisuo at 12:43.

Atlanta then pulled back to within one in the third period when Derek Nesbitt beat Kaskisuo at 11:56, but Ben Danford sealed the game with an empty-net tally at 19:33.

Kaskisuo picked up the win with a season-high 35 saves on 37 shots against; Vladar took the loss with 28 stops on 31 shots against.

Three Stars:1) Patrick Watling – ORL2) Ben Marshall – ATL3) Austin Block – ORL

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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