NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – Clint Windsor turned in another solid performance with 27 saves, but Logan Thompson shut the door on the Orlando Solar Bears (13-13-4-1), as they closed out the decade with a 3-0 loss to the South Carolina Stingrays (23-3-3-1) on Saturday night at the North Charleston Coliseum.
Chris LeBlanc initially appeared to have given Orlando a 1-0 lead with seconds remaining in the middle frame when he banked the puck in off the right post during a scramble in front of the South Carolina net, but the net had been dislodged at the left post a mere fraction of a second prior to the puck crossing the goal line, negating a potential score.
Jonathan Charbonneau put the Stingrays on the board at 2:20 of the third period when he redirected a feed from Matt Nuttle past Windsor for the eventual game-winner.
Andrew Cherniwchan netted an insurance goal at 7:54, and Mark Cooper put the game out of reach for the Solar Bears with an empty-net tally at 19:13.
Windsor took the loss with 27 saves on 29 shots against; Thompson picked up the win for South Carolina with 19 stops on 19 shots against.
- Logan Thompson – SC
- Andrew Cherniwchan – SC
- Jonathan Charbonneau – SC
- The Solar Bears went 8-4-1-0 in the month of December
- Windsor went 5-1-0 for the month of December, with two shutouts, a 1.73 goals-against average and save percentage of .946
- Johno May’s point streak came to an end at six games (Dec. 13-26; 5g-4a) the longest point streak by a Solar Bears player this season
The Solar Bears return home to face the Brampton Beast on Sunday, Jan. 5 at 3 p.m. for a FAIRWINDS Solar Bears Sunday – FAIRWINDS members can use their FAIRWINDS debit/credit card to score two free tickets to the game. Visit fairwinds.org/solarbears for more information. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets for this game.
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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.
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