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Solar Bears double up Admirals 4-2

Thursday, February 16th
Solar Bears double up Admirals 4-2

Maggio scores game-winning goal for Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. – Daniel Maggio’s first goal of the season for Orlando proved to be the game-winner as the Solar Bears (25-18-6-2) doubled up the Norfolk Admirals (18-27-4-0) by a 4-2 score on Thursday night at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center.

Click here for the box score.

After a scoreless first period, Joe Perry opened the scoring in the second stanza when Shane Conacher fed Orlando’s leading goal scorer in the high slot, and Perry fired a shot into the top corner of the net over the glove of Brandon Anderson at 7:31. For Perry, it was his 26th goal of the season, tying his career-high set during his rookie season with Quad City in 2014-15.

Mason Marchment made it 2-0 at 8:18 when he received a pass off the half-wall from Alex Gacek and snapped a shot over the blocker of Anderson.

Domenic Alberga got the visitors on the board with a power-play goal after he drove the net and jammed John Dunbar’s centering pass from the near corner underneath Kasimir Kaskisuo at 11:01.

Orlando answered with a power-play goal of its own when Maggio settled Brenden Miller’s slapshot at the front of the net and backhanded the rebound past a sprawled Anderson at 11:21.

The Admirals pulled Anderson for an extra skater with a little over two minutes left in regulation, and the gambit paid off as Frankie Simonelli fired a shot at the left circle through a screen to beat Kaskisuo and pull Norfolk back to within one goal at 17:56, but Chris Crane secured the victory for Orlando with an empty-net tally at 19:39.

Kaskisuo picked up the win for Orlando with 32 saves on 34 shots against; Anderson took the loss with 38 stops on 41 shots against.

Three Stars:1) Daniel Maggio – ORL2) Joe Perry – ORL3) Kasimir Kaskisuo – ORL

NEXT HOME GAMES:

  • Solar Bears vs. Norfolk Admirals – Friday, Feb. 17 – 7 p.m. – Faith & Family Weekend presented by Auto Justice Attorney Michael T. Gibson, P.A. featuring The Master’s Academy + food drive to support The Forgotten Ones – a ministry to kids aging out of foster care
  • Solar Bears vs. Norfolk Admirals – Sunday, Feb. 19 – 1:30 p.m. – Faith & Family Weekend presented by Auto Justice Attorney Michael T. Gibson, P.A. featuring The Master’s Academy + food drive to support The Forgotten Ones – a ministry to kids aging out of foster care
  • Solar Bears vs. Atlanta Gladiators – Wednesday, Feb. 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 mobile app, presented by BB&T, gives 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 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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