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Coughler, Bird team up to help Solar Bears thaw Icemen

Friday, January 24th
Coughler, Bird team up to help Solar Bears thaw Icemen

ORLANDO, Fla. – The duo of Tyler Bird and Jake Coughler helped the Orlando Solar Bears (17-16-5-1) defeat the Jacksonville Icemen (13-21-4-0) by a 5-2 score on Thursday night at the Jewett Orthopaedic Rink at Amway Center.

Box Score

Jimmy Huntington opened the scoring for Orlando with his second of the season 7:31 into the first period when he scooped up Taylor Cammarata’s blocked shot and snapped the puck past Adam Carlson.

Alexis D’Aoust tied it for Jacksonville at 10:30 when he redirected a feed from Craig Martin past Zachary Fucale to bring the score even at 1-1.

Johno May banged home a Trevor Olson rebound at 1:38 of the second period to put Orlando ahead 2-1. The goal was May’s 13th of the season.

Coughler redirected Bird’s feed behind Carlson for his seventh of the season – and the eventual game-winner – at 9:17.

Emerson Clark scored on a breakaway 17 seconds later, pulling the Icemen back to within one of the Solar Bears.

Bird gave Orlando some breathing room as he joined Coughler on a 2-on-1 and stickhandled around a defender before snapping his fourth of the season past Carlson at 14:57.

Trevor Olson then sealed the game with an empty-net tally at 16:15 for his 11th of the season.

Zachary Fucale turned in a 24-save effort on 26 shots against to pick up his seventh win of the season; Carlson took the loss with 30 stops on 34 shots against.

THREE STARS:

  1. Jake Coughler – ORL
  2. Michael Brodzinski – ORL
  3. Zachary Fucale – ORL  

OTHER NOTABLES:

  • Orlando improved to 7-1-0-0 against the Icemen this season; the Solar Bears are a lifetime 16-0-0-0 on home ice against Jacksonville
  • Bird is now tied for the team lead in scoring against Jacksonville with five points (4g-1a) in five games this season
  • Fucale improved to 3-0-0 against the Icemen this season with a 1.62 goals-against average and a save percentage of .942
  • Olson finished the night with two points (1g-1a) for the second consecutive game  

NEXT GAME:

The Solar Bears host the Greenville Swamp Rabbits on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 12 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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