Season comes to a close for Solar Bears in Game 7 loss to Everblades

Orlando concludes deepest run in Kelly Cup Playoffs

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

ESTERO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears saw their 2016-17 season come to an end in Game 7 of the South Division Semifinals after falling to the Florida Everblades by a 7-4 score on Wednesday night at Germain Arena.

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1 2 3 FINAL 
ORLANDO 1 0 3 4
FLORIDA 2 2 3 7


Orlando: Milos Bubela (Shane Conacher, Denver Manderson), Chris Crane (Darik Angeli, Chris Bradley), Taylor Doherty [PP] (C. Bradley, Eric Baier), D. Manderson (Eric Faille, Joe Perry)

Goaltender: Mitch Gillam: 26/32 in 44:54; Kris Joyce: 4/5 in 15:06

Florida: Brendan O’Donnell [PP] (Zack Kamrass, Matt Berry), Stephen MacAulay (B. O’Donnell), Brant Harris (Kevin Raine, Levko Koper), Dalton Smith (Mike Ferrantino, S. McAulay), M. Berry [PP] (John McCarron, Mike Marcou), S. MacAulay (Matt Hatch, M. Ferrantino), B. O’Donnell (Logan Roe, J. McCarron)

Goaltender: Anthony Peters: 23/27


  • Milos Bubela evened the score at 1-1 at 14:50 of the first period just 21 seconds after Brendan O’Donnell had opened the scoring with a power-play goal. Bubela teamed up with Denver Manderson and Shane Conacher with a solid effort off the forecheck that led to Bubela burying a shot from the left side of the net past Anthony Peters for his second goal in as many nights for Orlando. Manderson and Conacher picked up points for the second straight game as well.
  • After the Everblades scored four consecutive goals, Chris Crane netted his second of the playoffs at 1:54 of the third period from Darik Angeli and Chris Bradley.
  • Orlando got goals in the final two minutes from Taylor Doherty and Manderson, who finished the playoffs with 10 points (5g-5a) in seven games to lead the team.


  • This campaign represented the farthest the Solar Bears have advanced in the Kelly Cup Playoffs, winning three playoff games in the process.

1) Stephen MacAulay – FLA
2) Brendan O’Donnell – FLA
3) John McCarron – FLA

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