GREENVILLE, S.C. — Mark Auk recorded a goal and assist, but the Orlando Solar Bears (9-8-1-0) could not overcome the flood of offense unleashed by the Greenville Swamp Rabbits (9-4-5-2) en route to an 8-2 loss on Thursday night at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.
Led by Matt Bradley, who opened the scoring at 2:34 of the first period, Greenville took a 2-1 lead into the dressing room after the opening frame, and extended the lead with a pair of second-period goals.
After Auk netted his second of the season at 6:37 of the third, the Swamp Rabbits unloaded four goals, including two more from Bradley for the hat trick, as the forward finished the night with four points (3g-1a).
Michael Lackey went 24-for-29 before giving way to Taran Kozun, who went 3-of-6 in relief; Ryan Bednard picked up the win for Greenville with a 27-for-29 performance.
THREE STARS:1) Matt Bradley - GVL2) Shawn Cameron - GVL3) Garret Thompson - GVL
The Solar Bears return to action against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits at Bon Secours Wellness Arena on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 7:05 p.m. The Solar Bears are back on home ice to host the Florida Everblades at the AdventHealth Rink at Amway Center on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m.
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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.
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