Marchment scores twice for Orlando
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – Mason Marchment scored two goals and Joe Perry enjoyed a three-point night as the Orlando Solar Bears (35-24-6-3) topped the South Carolina Stingrays (36-28-3-1) by a 4-3 score on Friday night at the North Charleston Coliseum.
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The Solar Bears gained a 1-0 lead in the first period during a 4-on-4 sequence when Marchment received a pass from along the boards by Tony Cameranesi and snapped a shot from the right circle past the glove of Parker Milner at 5:45 into the top right corner of the net.
The momentum of Marchment’s goal was tempered when an injury to Daniel Maggio along the boards midway through the frame forced a stoppage in the contest until Maggio was safely removed from the rink.
Eric Faille then made it 2-0 when he brought the puck around the net of Milner and backhanded a shot through the crease and over the goal line at the right post at 17:57.
Kevin Dufour netted a late goal to get the Stingrays on the board when he sped down the left circle and got a shot off that was initially stopped by Ryan Massa, but the puck glanced behind the goaltender and in the middle of a scramble Dufour recovered the puck at the goal line and slid it inside the left post at 19:38.
Faille set up Perry for his team-leading 34th goal of the season at 3:23 of the third period when he made his way down the left side and backhanded a feed across the slot to Perry who elevated the puck past a sprawling Milner.
Joe Devin netted a power-play goal for South Carolina at 10:05 when he one-timed a feed from Olivier Archambault past the blocker of Massa, and Andrew Cherniwchan evened the score at 3-3 at 5:59 of the third period with a shorthanded marker when he received the puck at the defensive blueline and sped down the ice before backhanding a shot past Massa.
Marchment netted the game-winning tally at 12:43 when he received a pass along the boards from Chris Crane and snapped the shot over the glove of Milner.
Massa picked up the win with 29 saves on 32 shots against; Milner took the loss with 28 stops on 32 shots against.
Three Stars:1) Mason Marchment – ORL2) Andrew Cherniwchan – SC3) Eric Faille – ORL
South Division Playoff Picture:1st: Florida Everblades– CLINCHED DIVISION2nd: Greenville Swamp Rabbits – 69 GP, 39-25-4-1 record, 83 points, 37 ROW3rd: Orlando Solar Bears – 68 GP, 35-24-6-3 record, 79 points, 32 ROW4th: South Carolina Stingrays – 68 GP, 36-28-3-1 record, 76 points, 35 ROW5th: Cincinnati Cyclones – 68 GP, 35-29-4-0 record, 74 points, 31 ROW6th: Atlanta Gladiators – ELIMINATED7th: Norfolk Admirals – ELIMINATED
NEXT HOME GAMES:
- Solar Bears vs. Florida Everblades – Wednesday, April 5 – 7 p.m – Wawa Sunshine Cup Series game
- Solar Bears vs. Florida Everblades – Friday, April 7 – 7 p.m. – Fan Appreciation Night / Team Picture Giveaway Sponsored by Coors Light / Shirts Off Players Back Ceremony / Wawa Sunshine Cup Series game / Shot for $100,000
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