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Solar Bears see point streak end in 6-3 loss to Mariners

Thursday, November 15th
Solar Bears see point streak end in 6-3 loss to Mariners

PORTLAND, Maine – The Orlando Solar Bears (7-4-1-0) saw their seven-game point streak come to an end as the team fell in its first-ever meeting with the Maine Mariners (6-5-0-1) by a 6-3 score on Wednesday night at Cross Insurance Arena.

Click herefor the box score.

The Mariners struck first in the opening period shortly after a penalty to the Solar Bears had expired, as Dwyer Tschantz picked up a loose puck in the slot and jammed it past Martin Ouellette at 7:07.

Stefan Fournier tied the score at 1-1 for the Solar Bears with his first of the season at 8:38 after Chris LeBlanc slid a pass from the left corner to Fournier in the slot, who redirected the puck past Brandon Halverson.

Maine pulled ahead by two goals later in the frame with tallies from Dawson Leedahl (12:21) and Shawn St-Amant (18:08), putting Orlando in a 3-1 deficit.

Mathieu Foget brought Orlando back to within one goal early in the second period when Brent Pedersen poked the puck up to Foget in the neutral zone, and the forward made his way into the attacking zone before snapping a shot past Halverson at 2:18.

The Mariners re-established their two-goal edge with a power-play score at 14:25 after Drew Melanson fired a shot past a screened Ouellette.

Vincent Dunn netted his fourth of the season to bring the Solar Bears back to within a goal at 6:59 of the third period, but St-Amant added another score for Maine at 9:08 and Brycen Martin sealed the contest with an empty-net goal at 17:56.

Ouellette made 36 saves on 41 shots against in the loss; Halverson earned the win for Maine with 28 stops on 31 shots against.

NOTABLES

  • Foget now has a three-game point streak (2g-1a).
  • Dylan Fitze led Orlando with six shots on goal.

THREE STARS1) Shawn St-Amant – MNE2) Dawson Leedahl – MNE3) Terrence Wallin – MNE

NEXT GAME: The Solar Bears continue their five-game road trip when they visit the Manchester Monarchs on Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at SNHU Arena. 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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