ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears (1-0-0-0) opened the 2018 preseason with a 3-0 win over the South Carolina Stingrays (0-1-0-0) on Thursday afternoon at the RDV Sportsplex Ice Den.
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The teams played through nearly two periods of scoreless action before Ryan Siiro netted what would stand up as the eventual game-winner, as the forward received a feed from Brent Pedersen and stuffed a shot past Adam Morrison at the 18:14 mark of the middle frame.
Christophe Lalancette struck for Orlando at 3:56 of the third period as he fired a wrist shot from the right circle through the legs of Morrison to give the hosts a 2-0 lead.
Pedersen capped the scoring with an empty-net goal at 18:46.
Ouellette picked up the victory and shutout with a 25-save performance; Morrison took the loss with 26 stops.
- Pedersen (1g-1a), Lalancette (1g-1a) and Alexandre Ranger (2a) tied for the team scoring lead.
- Ouellette earned the secondary assist on Siiro’s goal.
- Orlando resumes play tomorrow when the team travels to Estero for a 7:30 p.m. clash with the Florida Everblades at Hertz Arena.
THREE STARS1) Martin Ouellette – ORL2) Ryan Siiro – ORL3) Christophe Lalancette – ORL
Following the game, Orlando released forwards Brett D’Andrea and Brandon Tucker from their tryout agreements with the team. A PDF of Orlando’s current training camp roster can be found by clicking here.
2018-19 Single-Game Tickets Now on Sale:
Single-game tickets for the Orlando Solar Bears 2018-19 regular season home schedule are now on sale. Fans can purchase single-game tickets for as little as $15 at the Amway Center box office, or online at Ticketmaster.com.
2018-19 Season Ticket Memberships:
Season Ticket Membershipsfor the seventh season of ECHL Orlando Solar Bears hockey are now on sale. Full and Half-Season memberships are both available, starting as low as $270. For more information, call (407) 951-8200 or visit orlandosolarbearshockey.com.
About the Orlando Solar Bears:
The puck drops on Saturday, Oct. 13 against the Atlanta Gladiators as the Orlando Solar Bears open the 2018-19 season, presented by XYMOPrint. The Solar Bears are the proud affiliate of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning and members of the ECHL, the premier “AA” hockey league in North America. In six seasons of operation, the team has qualified for the Kelly Cup Playoffs four times. 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.
Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased at orlandosolarbearshockey.com/shop.