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Solar Bears top Gladiators for first road win of season

Sunday, October 21st
Solar Bears top Gladiators for first road win of season

DULUTH, Ga. – The Orlando Solar Bears (2-3-0-0) picked up their first road victory of the season with a 4-1 win over the Atlanta Gladiators (2-1-0-0 on Saturday night at Infinite Energy Arena.

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After a scoreless first period in which Martin Ouellette made 15 saves for the Solar Bears, Orlando found its offensive stride in the second frame.

Hunter Fejes netted a shorthanded goal just 1:10 into the period to open the scoring for the Solar Bears. The forward pounced on a loose puck in the defensive zone and raced up ice before he backhanded an attempt underneath the blocker of Sean Bonar to give the visitors a 1-0 lead.

Zach Todd made it 2-0 for Orlando at 2:58 with his first of the season as he snapped a shot from the right circle that beat Bonar while Fejes cut across the goaltender’s field of vision.

Vincent Dunn extended the lead for the visitors to three goals at 10:16 with his second of the season.

After Stefan Fournier was assessed a five-minute boarding major at 13:49, the Gladiators capitalized with the man advantage, as Justin MacDonald buried a power-play goal at 16:44.

Fejes tallied his second of the game with a breakaway goal at 14:33.

Ouellette picked up the win with 37 saves on 38 shots against; Bonar received the loss with 20 stops on 24 shots against.


  • Fejes (5g-2a) leads the team with a five-game point streak and leads the team in points with seven. He has recorded at least a point in every game so far this season.
  • Todd’s goal gives the defenseman a two-game point streak (1g-1a).
  • Michael Brodzinski picked up an assist on Orlando’s final goal – the defenseman now has a two-game point streak (1g-1a).

THREE STARS1) Martin Ouellette – ORL2) Hunter Fejes – ORL3) Justin MacDonald – ATL

NEXT GAME: The Solar Bears return home for a showdown with the Florida Everblades as part of Boo with the Bears, presented by Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic, on Friday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. The Solar Bears will wear specialty skeleton jerseys, while fans can enjoy trick-or-treating on the Amway Center concourse, participate in a costume contest and more. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

2018-19 Season Presented by XYMOPrint:

The Orlando Solar Bears are proud to have local digital printing experts XYMOPrintas the presenting sponsor of the 2018-19 season. As a special offer, fans who call XYMOPrint at (888) 223-9390 from now until June 15, 2019 and reference the Solar Bears will receive 30% off their first order of 500 business cards.

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 Memberships for 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 Orlando 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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