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Solar Bears drop 5-1 decision to Railers

Sunday, November 18th
Solar Bears drop 5-1 decision to Railers

WORCESTER, Mass. – Matthew Spencer scored the lone goal for Orlando as the Solar Bears (7-5-2-0) dropped a 5-1 decision to the Worcester Railers (6-8-1-0) on Saturday night at the DCU Center.

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An early penalty against the Solar Bears led to the Railers opening the scoring with a power-play goal from Mike Cornell, whose shot from the right point beat Corbin Boes at the 1:28 mark.

Orlando tied the score at 6:59 after Spencer joined Vincent Dunn and Mathieu Foget for an odd-man rush and beat Evan Buitenhuis at 6:59 for his first of the season.

Nick Bligh pulled Worcester ahead 2-1 at 16:27 of the first when Matthew Gaudreau knocked the puck into the high slot and Bligh snapped a shot past the glove of Boes.

Bligh scored again in the third period off a behind-the-net pass from Gaudreau at 2:48, and Ivan Kosorenkov scored with the man advantage at 4:33 to make it 4-1 in favor of Worcester, prompting Corbin Boes to be replaced by Hayden Stewart, who made his Solar Bears debut.

Gaudreau later capped the scoring at 15:41 of the third period for the Railers.

Boes took the loss with 16 saves on 20 shots against in 24:33 of action, while Stewart made 11 stops on 12 shots against in 35:09 of relief; Buitenhuis earned the victory for Worcester with 33 saves on 34 shots against.


  • Foget’s assist extends the rookie forward’s point streak to five games (3g-2a).
  • Shaw led Orlando with a season-high 10 shots on goal.

THREE STARS1) Nick Bligh – WOR2) Ivan Kosonrenkov – WOR3) Matthew Gaudreau – WOR

NEXT GAME: The Solar Bears complete their five-game road trip when with their second match against the Worcester Railers on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3:05 p.m. at the DCU Center. The Solar Bears return home to host the South Carolina Stingrays for Wine Down Wednesday on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. 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 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.

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