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Olson, Millen lead Solar Bears to 4-1 win

Sunday, January 6th
Olson, Millen lead Solar Bears to 4-1 win

ORLANDO, Fla. – Trevor Olson scored twice and the Orlando Solar Bears (17-14-3-0) scored a season-high three power-play goals en route to a 4-1 win over the South Carolina Stingrays (20-14-1-0) on Sunday afternoon at the ARS.comRink at Amway Center.

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After Mike Monfredo fired the puck into the Stingrays zone from the left side of the red line, South Carolina goaltender Gordon Defiel coughed the puck up to Olson in the trapezoid, and the forward tucked the puck into the open net at the left post just 1:32 into the first period. The goal was Olson’s fourth of the season.

Olson then redirected a point shot from Michael Brodzinski on the power play at 13:44 for his second of the afternoon.

Orlando carried a 2-0 lead into the third period after Charlie Millen made 15 saves in the middle frame for the home team.

The Stingrays cut the lead in half when Andrew Cherniwchan scored a shorthanded goal at 6:01.

The Solar Bears remained on the man advantage, and while the Stingrays played with an additional delayed penalty, Cody Donaghey netted a power-play goal by knocking in a Mitch Hults rebound.

Mathieu Foget then buried a pass from Donaghey on the ensuing match penalty to South Carolina’s Jonathan MacLeod to give Orlando a 4-1 lead at the 10:29 mark.

Millen finished the afternoon with 38 saves on 39 shots against for his first victory since joining the Solar Bears; Defiel took the loss with 46 stops on 50 shots against.

THREE STARS1) Charlie Millen – ORL2) Trevor Olson – ORL3) Cody Donaghey – ORL

NOTABLES

  • The Solar Bears went 3-for-4 with the man advantage and a perfect 4-for-4 on the penalty kill.
  • Olson led the Solar Bears with seven shots on goal.
  • Brodzinski recorded two assists for the afternoon.
  • Hults also had a two-assist afternoon.
  • Foget fished the day with a goal and an assist, giving him a four-game point streak (2g-3a).
  • Donaghey’s goal gives him a two-game goal-scoring streak (2g).

NEXT GAME: The Solar Bears hit the road for a season-high nine-game road trip, beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 9 when they face the Norfolk Admirals at 7 p.m. at the Norfolk Scope. The Solar Bears return home to host the Jacksonville Icemen on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. for a Wine Down Wednesday. Fans can take advantage of $5 wine specials during the game. CLICK HEREto purchase tickets for the game.

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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