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Milner blanks Solar Bears

Saturday, January 27th
Milner blanks Solar Bears

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – Despite outshooting their opponent by a 38-32 margin, the Orlando Solar Bears (18-19-5-1) were unable to get the puck past goaltender Parker Milner, as he led the South Carolina Stingrays (26-10-4-1) past Orlando by a 5-0 score on Saturday night at the North Charleston Coliseum.

Orlando remains in fourth place in the South Division; the Solar Bears now trail third-place Atlanta by five points following the Gladiators’ 4-0 win over Norfolk. Orlando maintains its positioning of two points ahead of fifth-place Greenville, following the Swamp Rabbits’ 3-1 loss at Jacksonville.

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Goaltender: Mackenzie Skapski (27/32)

South Carolina: Kelly Zajac (Frankie Simonelli, Tyler Cammarata), Hampus Gustafsson (Nick Roberto, Simonelli), Zajac (Steven Whitney, Joe Devin), Roberto (Gustafsson), Tim McGauley (Danny Federico, Whitney)

Goaltender: Parker Milner (38/38)


  • Mackenzie Skapski took the loss with 27 saves on 32 shots against.


  • Sam Jardine and Kyle Rankin led Orlando with five shots on goal.
  • The Solar Bears travel to Duluth, Ga., where they will face the Atlanta Gladiators on Sunday, Jan. 28 at Infinite Energy Arena at 2:05 p.m. The Solar Bears return home to play the Florida Everblades on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center at 7 p.m. Single-game tickets for the 2017-18 season are now on sale at the Amway Center box office and ticketmaster.com.

THREE STARS1) Parker Milner – SC2) Nick Roberto – SC3) Kelly Zajac – SC

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.

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