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Solar Bears edged 3-2 by Stingrays

Thursday, November 22nd
Solar Bears edged 3-2 by Stingrays

ORLANDO, Fla. – The line of Troy Bourke, Brent Pedersen and Brady Shaw combined for two goals and six total points, but the Orlando Solar Bears (8-6-2-0) fell to the South Carolina Stingrays (9-8-0-0) by a 3-2 score on Wednesday night at the ARS.comRink at Amway Center.

Click herefor the box score.

Tad Kozun opened the scoring for the visitors when he teamed up with Patrick Gaul and buried a back-door feed past Hayden Stewart just 2:02 into the game.

The Solar Bears equalized when Shaw forced a turnover beneath the Stingrays goal line, and Bourke found Pedersen at the left side of the net for Pedersen’s fifth of the season.

South Carolina pulled ahead late in the frame with a power-play goal when Grant Besse one-timed a shot from the right circle at 14:59.

The Stingrays took a two-goal lead in the second period when Cameron Askew snuck a shot through the pads of Stewart at 8:06.

Bourke brought Orlando back to within a goal at 8:24, when he knocked in a loose puck past Parker Milner for his fourth of the season. Both Shaw and Pedersen collected assists on Bourke’s goal, giving each player on the line a two-point evening.

The Solar Bears attempted to rally in the third period, and pulled Stewart for an extra skater late in regulation. Despite a faceoff in the offensive zone with 6.5 seconds remaining on the clock, Orlando was unable to find the game-tying score as the clock wound down.

Stewart took the loss with 31 saves on 34 shots against; Milner earned the victory with 28 stops on 30 shots against.

NOTABLES

  • Bourke, Pedersen and Mike Monfredo tied for the team lead with four shots on goal.
  • Bourke (1g-2a), Pedersen (1g-2a) and Shaw (1g-2a) all now have two-game point streaks.

THREE STARS1) Cameron Askew – SC2) Brent Pedersen – ORL3) Parker Milner – SC

NEXT GAMES: The team will host Kids Weekend, presented by First Watch, as the Solar Bears welcome the Newfoundland Growlers to Orlando for the first time on Friday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. Friday’s game features Marvel Superhero Night, in which the Solar Bears will wear specialty Black Panther jerseys, and on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. the team battles Newfoundland again as part of Star Wars Night. Fans can take advantage of Black Friday savings and purchase BOGO tickets for this weekend’s games by CLICKING HERE.

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 Friday and Saturday's games. 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.

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