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Solar Bears win 7-4 in high-scoring battle with Everblades

Thursday, December 31st
Solar Bears win 7-4 in high-scoring battle with Everblades

ORLANDO, Fla. — Ryan Lohin scored twice to bookend a season-high seven goals scored by the Orlando Solar Bears (4-1-0-0), who edged the Florida Everblades (5-2-0-0) by a final score of 7-4 on Wednesday night at the AdventHealth Rink at Amway Center.


With the victory, the Solar Bears set a new franchise-best five-game start to a season in team history.

Lohin scored his team-leading third goal of the season at 16:27 of the first period after Orlando initially fell behind 2-0. He capped the night with an empty-net tally at 18:13 of the third period for his fourth of the season.

Chris LeBlanc scored the eventual game-winner for Orlando with a shorthanded goal 21 seconds into the third period.

Michael Lackey earned the win for the Solar Bears in his first pro start with 32 saves on 36 shots against; Cam Johnson took the loss for Florida with 17 stops on 23 shots.


  • LeBlanc’s goal was his 36th career goal with Orlando, tying Trevor Olson for fourth on the team’s all-time goal-scoring list; the tally was also LeBlanc’s sixth career shorthanded marker, also tying Olson for first on the team’s shorthanded goal-scoring leaderboard
  • Aaron Luchuk recorded two points (1g-1a), extending his point streak to three games (1g-4a)
  • Tristin Langan scored for the second consecutive game (2g)
  • Nikita Pavlychev’s power-play goal at 4:40 of the third period was his first career goal  

THREE STARS:1) Nikita Pavlychev - ORL2) Aaron Luchuk - ORL3) Kevin Lohan - ORL 

NEXT GAME: The Solar Bears take part in a home-and-home set with the Everblades later this week, as they visit Hertz Arena on Saturday, Jan. 2 at 7 p.m. The Solar Bears return home to close out the week at the AdventHealth Rink at Amway Center against Florida on Sunday, Jan. 3 at 3 p.m. Sunday's game is a VyStar Credit Union Solar Bears Sunday. Visit vystarcu.org/solarbears for details regarding free and discounted ticket offers for VyStar members.

2020-21 Season Ticket Memberships on Sale Now:

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.

New Mobile App: 

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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