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Solar Bears can't hold off offensive surge from Everblades

Thursday, November 14th
Solar Bears can't hold off offensive surge from Everblades

ESTERO, Fla. – Despite another 30-plus save performance out of Clint Windsor, the Orlando Solar Bears (3-6-1-1) fell to the Florida Everblades (8-4-0-0) in a 5-1 decision on Wednesday night at Hertz Arena.

Box Score

Cody Donaghey scored Orlando’s lone goal of the game on the power play at 17:13 of the first period when he received a pass from Mike Monfredo and fired a wrist shot from above the left circle past Ken Appleby.

Although the Solar Bears carried a 1-0 lead into the intermission, the Everblades orchestrated a turnaround in the second period, as Blake Wienecki (3:40), Michael Downing (9:47) and Michael Huntebrinker (17:40) scored to put Florida ahead by a 3-1 score.

Florida tacked on two more goal in the final frame, as Logan Roe (18:29) buried an empty-net chance, and Cam Maclise (18:52) capped the scoring for the hosts.

Windsor took the loss with 32 saves on 36 shots against; Appleby got the victory for Florida with 23 stops on 24 shots against.

THREE STARS:

  1. Michael Downing – FLA
  2. Alex Tonge – FLA
  3. Ken Appleby – FLA  

NOTABLES:

  • Windsor turned in his fourth consecutive game of 32 or more saves in the loss; he currently ranks sixth in the ECHL with a save percentage of .923
  • Since Oct. 25, Orlando has gone eight straight games without surrendering a power-play goal, going 30-for-30 on the penalty kill; The Solar Bears lead the ECHL on the season with a PK rate of 91.5%
  • Michael Brodzinski led Orlando with six shots on goal

NEXT GAMES:

The Solar Bears return home to host the Everblades on Thursday, Nov. 14 for 90s Night and Thirsty Thursday, presented by Coors Light. Fans can take advantage of $5 domestic draft beers during the game. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets for this game.

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. 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.

2019-20 Season Presented by XYMOPrint:

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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