Solar Bears maintain 3-2 series lead after Game 5 loss to Everblades

Game 6 is Tuesday at Florida

The Orlando Solar Bears 2017 Kelly Cup Playoffs are presented by Coors

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears were unable to close out the Florida Everblades in Game 5 of the South Division Semifinals, as the home team fell by a 5-1 score on Sunday afternoon at the Rink at Amway Center. Orlando holds a 3-2 lead in the series, which resumes on Tuesday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Germain Arena.

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1 2 3 FINAL 
FLORIDA 0 1 4 5
ORLANDO 0 0 1 1


Orlando: Justin Buzzeo (Ty Stanton, Chris Crane)

Goaltender: Mitch Gillam: 37/42

Florida: Michael Kirkpatrick (Levko Koper, Brant Harris), Mike Marcou (M. Kirkpatrick, Anthony Peters), Brendan O’Donnell (John McCarron, M. Marcou), B. O’Donnell (J. McCarron, Zack Kamrass), Dalton Smith (Stephen MacAulay, Matt Hatch)

Goaltender: Anthony Peters: 31/32


  • Justin Buzzeo picked up a goal for the second straight game as he jammed in Ty Stanton’s shot from the left point past Anthony Peters at 5:56 of the third period.
  • Chris Crane earned the secondary assist on Buzzeo’s goal, tying Taylor Doherty and Denver Manderson for the team scoring lead in the postseason.


  • Orlando can wrap up the South Division Semifinals with a victory in Game 6, which will be held on Tuesday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Germain Arena. Game 7 – if necessary – will be held Wednesday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m.

1) Brendan O’Donnell – FLA
2) Anthony Peters – FLA
3) Mike Marcou – FLA

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