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Solar Bears doubled up by Admirals

Friday, December 15th
Solar Bears doubled up by Admirals

NORFOLK, Va. – The Orlando Solar Bears (10-12-4-0) got two third-period goals but were unable to complete a comeback against the Norfolk Admirals (8-16-1-0), ultimately falling by a 4-2 score on Friday night at the Norfolk Scope.

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SCORING SUMMARY

Orlando: Joe Perry (Max Novak, Nolan Valleau), Novak (J.C. Campagna)

Goaltender: Cal Heeter (24/26)

Fort Wayne: Patrick D’Amico (Max Cook, Darik Angeli), Brodie Dupont (Thomas Frazee, Domenic Alberga), T.J. Melancon , Dupont

Goaltender: Ty Reichenbach (39/41)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Joe Perry collected his first goal of the season at 9:35 of the third period to cut Orlando’s 2-0 deficit in half. Perry grabbed his own rebound off the pads of Ty Reichenbach and buried it for his 36th career goal with the Solar Bears, moving past Jacob Cepis and Brady Vail for sole possession of third place on the franchise goal-scoring list. Perry now only trails Eric Faille (51) and Brett Findlay (38).
  • Max Novak scored his team-leading ninth goal of the season at 19:51 of the third period to chip away at Norfolk’s lead, and also earned an assist on Perry’s goal.
  • Nolan Valleau earned the secondary assist on Perry’s goal, and now has a two-game point streak (1g-1a)
  • Cal Heeter took the loss with 24 saves on 26 shots against.

NOTABLES

  • Kristian Pospisil led Orlando with nine shots on goal.
  • The Solar Bears conclude their season-high 10-game road trip when they battle the Norfolk Admirals at the Norfolk Scope on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. The Solar Bears are back at home to face the Norfolk Admirals on Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. 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.

THREE STARS1) Brodie Dupont – NOR2) Ty Reichenbach – NOR3) Patrick D’Amico – NOR

About the Orlando Solar Bears:The Orlando Solar Bears are in their sixth season of operation in the ECHL, the premier “AA” hockey league in North America, and are the proud affiliate of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and the AHL’s Toronto Marlies. The Solar Bears are owned and operated by the Orlando Magic and the DeVos Family, and play at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.

Festive Four Packs, presented by CenturyLink, are now available for purchase! Pick four games and get gift certificates to Sonny’s BBQ, Dick’s Sporting Goods, QDOBA Mexican Eats and a FREE center ice ticket to the Orlando Solar Bears Teddy Bear Toss game on Saturday, December 23! Packs start as low as $64 and include $68 in FREE gifts! Click here or call (407) 951-8200 for more information.

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

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