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Saturday, October 21st
Americans cruise past Solar Bears

ALLEN, Texas – Kristian Pospisil scored for the second straight game, and Aleksandr Mikulovich scored in his season debut for the Orlando Solar Bears (1-1-0-0), but the Allen Americans (3-0-0-0) enjoyed a third period surge from its special teams, as Orlando fell by a 6-2 score on Saturday night at the Allen Event Center.

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SCORING SUMMARY

Orlando: Kristian Pospisil (J.J. Piccinich), Aleksandr Mikulovich (Piccinich)

Goaltenders: Kasimir Kaskisuo (26/31)

Allen: Zach Pochiro (David Makowski, Dalton Thrower), Tanner Eberle (Josh Thrower, Zach Hall), Pochiro (Casey Pierro-Zabotel, Jonathan Lessard), Lessard (Eric Roy, Pierro-Zabotel), Pierro-Zabotel (Jonathan Rissling, Lessard), Makowksi

Goaltender: Riley Gill (23/25), Stephon Williams (5/5)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Kasimir Kakisuo was tested often in the first period, but did an excellent job foiling the likes of Allen’s Spencer Asuchak and Vincent Arseneau, who consistently attempted to crowd the Orlando crease.
  • Kristian Pospisil continued his strong play to start the seasonwith a second-period goal that got Orlando on the board at 8:15 after Allen had opened up a 2-0 lead on the Solar Bears. J.J. Piccinich set up Pospisil above the left circle, and the Slovakian rookie blasted a shot that beat Riley Gill at the left post.
  • Aleksandr Mikulovich buried a shot through traffic at 8:51 of the third period to give Orlando its second goal of the game, with Piccinich earning an assist on the goal.

NOTABLES

  • A third-period collision at 13:49 between Allen’s Dalton Thrower and goaltender Riley Gill resulted in an injury for Gill that forced him from the game; Stephon Williams came on in relief and made five saves on five shots against for Allen.
  • The Solar Bears wrap up their series with the Americans on Sunday afternoon at 5:05 p.m. ET, before returning home for Opening Weekend against the Atlanta Gladiators on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 29 at 1:30 p.m. Fans can purchase BOGO tickets for both games, presented by Coors Light, by visiting com/coors.

THREE STARS1) Zach Pochiro – ALN2) Riley Gill – ALN3) Casey Pierro-Zabotel – ALN

The Orlando Solar Bears drop the puck on their 2017-18 home schedule on Saturday, Oct. 28 against the Atlanta Gladiators at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center. Single-game tickets for the 2017-18 season are now on sale at the Amway Center box office and ticketmaster.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.

Full Season Ticket Memberships for the 2017-18 season are on sale now. Purchase an Orlando Solar Bears Full Season Ticket Membership for as little as $440 today! Click here or call (407) 951-8200 for more information.

Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased online at orlandosolarbearshockey.com/shop.

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