CINCINNATI – Trevor Olson scored the lone goal for the Orlando Solar Bears (19-17-5-1) in a tight 2-1 loss to the Central Division-leading Cincinnati Cyclones (27-11-6-0) on Wednesday night at Heritage Bank Center, bringing an end to Orlando’s season-high four-game win streak.
After a scoreless first period Brady Vail opened the scoring for the hosts with a power-play goal 1:50 into the second frame.
Olson answered for the Solar Bears when Peter Abbandonato slipped the puck through the legs of Jesse Schultz at the Cincinnati blueline and Olson snapped his 13th of the season past Michael Houser at 4:57.
John Wiitala netted the eventual game-winner at 10:44 of the third period.
Clint Windsor took the loss with 24 saves on 26 shots against; Houser picked up the win with 12 stops on 13 shots against.
- John Wiitala – CIN
- Michael Houser – CIN
- Brady Vail – CIN
- The loss to Cincinnati is Orlando’s first regulation loss against the Cyclones dating back to March 3, 2015, ending an unbeaten streak of 5-0-0-1
- Orlando’s 13 shots on goal were a new single-game low for the club; Orlando previously recorded 14 shots on Dec. 30, 2017 at Florida
- The Solar Bears are now 2-2-2-0 (.500) against non-divisional opponents this season
The Solar Bears continue their four-game road trip when they take on the Wheeling Nailers and make their first visit to WesBanco Arena since the 2016-17 season on Friday, Jan. 31 at 7:05 p.m. The Solar Bears return home to host the South Carolina Stingrays on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. for a Thirsty Thursday, presented by Coors Light, featuring $5 domestic draft beers. 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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