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Thompson's 36 saves sink Solar Bears in 2-0 loss to Stingrays

Sunday, December 1st
Thompson's 36 saves sink Solar Bears in 2-0 loss to Stingrays

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears (5-9-3-1) posted 36 shots on the South Carolina Stingrays (14-2-0-0) but could not get one past goaltender Logan Thompson as Orlando fell by a 2-0 score on Saturday night at the Jewett Orthopaedic Rink at Amway Center.

Box Score

Windsor made 12 saves for the Solar Bears in the opening frame – notably keeping the Stingrays at bay while the visitors held a two-man advantage with about five minutes to go in the period.

Windsor continued to turn pucks away in the second as he dueled with counterpart Logan Thompson at the opposite end of the ice, but the Stingrays eventually solved Orlando’s goaltender with just seconds remaining in the middle frame. Matt Nuttle slipped the puck through Windsor’s pads at 19:42 on a late rush up the ice by South Carolina to give the visitors a 1-0 lead.

The Solar Bears had several chances with the power play in the third period, but were unable to solve Thompson, and Tommy Hughes sealed the game with an empty-net tally with less than one second on the clock.

Windsor took the loss with 35 saves on 36 shots against; Thompson earned the win for South Carolina by making all 36 stops.

THREE STARS:

  1. Logan Thompson – SC
  2. Clint Windsor – ORL
  3. Matt Nuttle – SC  

NOTABLES:

  • Windsor turned in his sixth consecutive appearance with 31+ saves; Windsor and Zachary Fucale are fourth (.932) and third (.939) in the league respectively in save percentage
  • Tristin Langan led Orlando with seven shots on goal  

NEXT GAME:

The Solar Bears host the South Carolina Stingrays again on Monday, Dec. 2 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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