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Green's first goal caps comeback for Solar Bears in 3-2 OT win over Nailers

Sunday, December 20th
Green's first goal caps comeback for Solar Bears in 3-2 OT win over Nailers

WHEELING, W.Va. – Jimmy Huntington scored a power-play goal in the third to tie the game at 2-2, and Alex Green completed the comeback with his first pro goal in overtime as the Orlando Solar Bears (2-1-0-0) rallied from a 2-1 deficit to defeat the Wheeling Nailers (0-2-1-0) in a 3-2 overtime victory on Saturday night at WesBanco Arena.

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Garret Sparks made 26-of-28 saves for his first win of the season, while Wheeling's Shane Starrett took the overtime loss with 28-of-31 stops.

NOTABLES:

  • Sparks made his first appearance for Orlando since Feb. 10, 2016 (4-1 win at Florida); the victory was his 27th career win with the Solar Bears, tying John Curry for second-most in franchise history
  • Huntington (1g-2a) and Ryan Lohin (2g-2a) now have three-game point streaks to begin the season
  • Aaron Luchuk collected his first points with Orlando, assisting on the goals scored by Huntington and Green  

THREE STARS:1) Alex Green - ORL2) Lawton Courtnall - WHL3) Jimmy Huntington - ORL 

NEXT GAME: The Solar Bears return home to play their first home game of the 2020-21 regular season against the Jacksonville Icemen at the AdventHealth Rink at Amway Center on Tuesday, Dec. 29 at 7 p.m.

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Upgrade to Solar Status and become a Season Ticket Member today. Season ticket memberships for the 2020-21 season are now on sale and start as little as $279 – CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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Download the new Orlando Solar Bears mobile app today — get access to your game tickets, news, updates and more! Download in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store today.

2020-21 Season Presented by XYMOPrint:

The 2020-21 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 Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning and members of the ECHL, the premier “AA” hockey league in North America. In eight 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 the AdventHealth Rink 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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