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Solar Bears drop preseason finale to Everblades

Sunday, October 7th
Solar Bears drop preseason finale to Everblades

ESTERO, Fla. – Brady Shaw scored the lone goal for the Orlando Solar Bears (2-1-0-0) as the team fell to the Florida Everblades (1-1-0-0) by a 3-1 score in its preseason finale on Saturday night at Hertz Arena.

Click here for the box score.

The Everblades scored two goals in quick succession within the game’s first 63 seconds, as John McCarron beat Dillon Kelley at 0:52 and Trevor Petersen scored at 1:03 of the first period to put Orlando in a 2-0 hole.

The Solar Bears almost scored late in the stanza as Alexandre Ranger appeared to have beaten Jeremy Helvig, but the horn had already sounded negating a potential score.

Neither team found the back of the net during the second period, setting up a third period that saw the Everblades add a power-play goal from Derek Sheppard at 8:56, before Shaw spoiled Helvig’s shutout bid with his first goal of the preseason at 16:37.

Kelley took the loss with 20 saves; Helvig earned the win for Florida with 34 stops.


  • Ryan Siiro contributed the lone assist on Shaw’s goal, giving him the team scoring lead at the conclusion of the 2018 exhibition schedule with four points (1g-3a).
  • Shaw led the Solar Bears with six shots on goal in Saturday’s contest.


1) Jeremy Helvig – FLA2) John McCarron – FLA3) Trevor Petersen – FLA

NEXT GAME: Orlando opens the 2018-19 season – presented by XYMOPrint – against the Atlanta Gladiators on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center at 7 p.m. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

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.

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