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Kosorenkov's two goals not enough in loss for Solar Bears

Sunday, October 13th
Kosorenkov's two goals not enough in loss for Solar Bears

ORLANDO, Fla. – Ivan Kosorenkov’s two-goal effort in the third period was not enough to overcome a four-goal deficit, as the Orlando Solar Bears (0-1-0-0) dropped their first game of the season to the South Carolina Stingrays (1-0-0-0) by a 4-2 decision on Saturday at the Jewett Orthopaedic Rink at Amway Center.

Box Score

The Stingrays established a two-goal lead midway through the opening frame, as Mark Cooper (4:39) and Casey Bailey (10:28) both scored for the visitors.

Orlando fell into a 3-0 hole at 11:09 of the second period mere seconds after a penalty to the Solar Bears had expired, as Tom Parisi wristed a shot from the left point past a screened Spencer Martin.

South Carolina padded its lead on a controversial goal at 8:54 of the third period when Matthew Weis’ shot from the left circle was ruled to have entered the net despite appearing to have caromed off the crossbar.

Kosorenkov got Orlando on the board at 12:20 of the final frame when Marcus Vela fished the puck out of the corner in the offensive zone and found Kosorenkov beneath the goal line, who protected the puck as he made his way to the front of the net before beating Parker Milner.

Kosorenkov capped the scoring with his second of the night at 16:19 when he teamed up with Brent Pedersen for a give-and-go play that allowed Pedersen to draw Milner out of the net for an easy tap-in finish from Kosorenkov.

The Solar Bears pulled Martin with over three minutes remaining the game for an extra skater, but were unable to close the gap as South Carolina tightened up defensively to secure the game.

Martin took the loss with 31 saves on 35 shots against; Milner earned the win with 20 stops on 22 shots against.


1)   Tom Parisi – SC2)   Ivan Kosorenkov – ORL3)   Parker Milner – SC


  • Kosorenkov and Jake Marchment tied for the team lead with three shots on goal
  • Both Orlando and South Carolina scored power-play goals that occurred on double-minor penalties
  • Orlando went 1-for-2 on the power play and 4-for-5 on the penalty kill


The Solar Bears take the ice against the Norfolk Admirals on Friday, Oct. 18 at the Jewett Orthopaedic Rink at Amway Center. CLICK HERE for tickets to this game.

Photo Gallery (images courtesy of Fernando Medina & Gary Bassing)

Purchase Single-Game Tickets:

Single-game tickets for all Solar Bears home games are now on sale at the Amway Center box office and TicketmasterCLICK HERE to download the calendar for the 2019-20 season.

Order New Jerseys:

The Orlando Solar Bears will wear new jerseys for the 2019-20 season. An extremely limited quantity of replica jerseys are available for purchase online, with adult sizes available for $149.95 and youth sizes available for $109.95. Fans can visit bit.ly/OSBJerseys to place their order today.

2019-20 Season Ticket Memberships on Sale Now:

Upgrade to Solar Status and become a Season Ticket Member today. Season ticket memberships for the 2019-20 season are now on sale and start as little as $270 – CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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The 2019-20 Orlando Solar Bears season is presented by XYMOPrint, Orlando’s digital printing experts. As a special offer, fans who call XYMOPrint at (888) 223-9390 from now until June 15, 2021 and reference the Solar Bears will receive 15% off their first order and a free Orlando Solar Bears poster!

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 seven seasons of operation, the team has qualified for the Kelly Cup Playoffs five times. The Solar Bears are owned and operated by the Orlando Magic and the DeVos Family, and play 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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