ORLANDO, Fla. – Despite a season-high 38 saves from Corbin Boes, the Orlando Solar Bears (8-7-2-0) were unable to solve goaltender Michael Garteig at the opposite end of the ice, as Orlando fell to the Newfoundland Growlers (14-6-0-0) by a 3-0 score on Friday night at the ARS.comRink at Amway Center.
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The Growlers opened the scoring midway through the first period when Giorgio Estephan knocked in a back-door feed from Josh Kestner past Boes at the 10:22 mark.
Estephan extended Newfoundland’s lead to two goals with a power-play strike at 6:12 of the second period.
The Growlers added a shorthanded goal at 2:39 of the third period to cap the scoring when Scott Pooley stuffed a pass from J.J. Piccinich past Boes.
Boes took the loss with 38 saves on 41 shots against; Garteig earned the victory with 25 stops on 25 shots against.
- The game marked the first time this season that Orlando failed to score, and the first time the Solar Bears had been shutout since Feb. 21, 2018 vs. Florida (4-0 loss).
- Cody Donaghey led Orlando with four shots on goal.
THREE STARS1) Michael Garteig – NFL2) Giorgio Estephan – NFL3) Josh Kestner – NFL
NEXT GAME: The Solar Bears continue Kids Weekend, presented by First Watch, on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m., when Orlando hosts the Growlers for Star Wars Night. CLICK HERE to purchase BOGO tickets to Saturday’s game. Saturday’s game is also a FAIRWINDS Solar Bears Saturday - The first 100 FAIRWINDS members to show their FAIRWINDS debit or credit card, as well as their ID, at the Amway Center box office (ticket windows 11 and 12) will score two free tickets for tomorrow’s game. Even if you’re running a bit late, all FAIRWINDS members will receive a buy one, get one offer for Saturday’s game once all the free tickets have been claimed. For more information, visit fairwinds.org/solarbears.
ANGEL TREE AT THIS WEEKEND'S GAMES: Our friends at WKMG-TV News 6 will have an Angel Tree located in the Disney Atrium for Saturday's game. Fans will have the opportunity to help News 6 and the Salvation Army spread holiday cheer and make sure children and seniors throughout Central Florida have gifts for the Christmas holiday.
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 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 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.