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Solar Bears fall to Admirals, 4-2

Wednesday, November 27th
Solar Bears fall to Admirals, 4-2

ORLANDO, Fla. – Despite a second-period comeback from a two-goal deficit, the Orlando Solar Bears (5-8-3-1) surrendered two goals in the third period as they fell to the Norfolk Admirals (5-12-3-0) by a 4-2 score on Tuesday night at the Jewett Orthopaedic Rink at Amway Center.

Box Score

Alex Rodriguez gave the visitors an early 1-0 lead just 2:01 into the first period when the redirected a centering pass from Josh Holmstrom past Zachary Fucale for a power-play goal.

Charlie O’Connor extended Norfolk’s lead to two goals at 4:03 of the second period when he knocked in a rebound from Ryan Salkeld to make it 2-0.

Mikhail Shalagin got the Solar Bears on the board at 5:51 when Colby McAuley intercepted a pass from a Norfolk defender and put a shot into the blocker of Roman Durny, and Shalagin tapped the puck in off the rebound for his third of the season.

Tristin Langan then tied the score at 2-2 when Dylan Fitze received a Ryan Lohin pass and jammed the puck into the pads of Durny, allowing Langan to force the rebound into the net at 13:39 for his third of the season.

The Admirals re-took the lead in the third period with a power-play goal from Johnny Coughlin at 11:27, and Zach Franko sealed the game with an empty-net tally at 18:49.

Fucale took the loss for Orlando with 26 saves on 29 shots against; Durny earned the win with 35 stops on 37 shots.

THREE STARS:

  1. Johnny Coughlin – NOR
  2. Tristin Langan – ORL
  3. Roman Durny – NOR  

NOTABLES:

  • Chris LeBlanc played in his 135th career game with Orlando, moving him past Brady Vail for sole possession of the fourth-most regular season games played in team history
  • Fitze led Orlando with seven shots on goal; his assist on Langan’s goal gives him a two-game point streak (1g-1a)
  • McAuley has two assists in his last two games  

NEXT GAME:

The Solar Bears host the South Carolina Stingrays as the team celebrates Kids Weekend, presented by First Watch on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. 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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