Boes, Solar Bears blank Swamp Rabbits in 4-0 win

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Corbin Boes made 36 saves for his first career pro victory to lead the Orlando Solar Bears (5-3-1-0) to a 4-0 win over the Greenville Swamp Rabbits (3-6-1-0) on Saturday night at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

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The Solar Bears opened the scoring in the first period when Etienne Boutet’s shot from the left point fluttered through the pads of Greenville’s Devin Buffalo at the 9:46 mark.

Cody Donaghey made it 2-0 just 53 seconds into the middle frame when he scored on a delayed penalty against Greenville. Donaghey drove the net and knocked in Brady Shaw’s centering feed past Buffalo for his first goal of the season.

Donaghey then helped set up Brent Pedersen for a power-play goal at 15:53, as Pedersen redirected Donaghey’s point shot past Buffalo for his fourth goal of the season.

Shaw scored an additional power-play goal at the 3:07 mark for his fourth tally of the season as well.

Boes stopped all 36 shots he faced for the win in just his second professional start; Buffalo made 28 saves on 32 shots against in the loss for Greenville.

NOTABLES

  • Donaghey’s goal and assist extended the defenseman’s point streak to three games (1g-3a).
  • Pedersen’s goal and assist extended the rookie forward’s point streak to five games (3g-4a).
  • Boes is the first Solar Bears rookie goaltender to record a shutout since Kasimir Kaskisuo made 24 saves in a 3-0 win vs. South Carolina on Nov. 10, 2016.
  • Hunter Fejes and Michael Brodzinski both led Orlando with four shots on goal.
  • The Solar Bears matched their season-high with two power-play goals – Orlando went 2-for-4 with the man advantage and a perfect 5-for-5 on the penalty kill.

THREE STARS
1) Cody Donaghey – ORL
2) Brady Shaw – ORL
3) Corbin Boes – ORL

NEXT GAME: The Solar Bears return home to host the team’s annual School Day Game against the Jacksonville Icemen on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 10:30 a.m. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

2018-19 Season Presented by XYMOPrint:

The Orlando Solar Bears are proud to have local digital printing experts XYMOPrint as the presenting sponsor of the 2018-19 season. As a special offer, fans who call XYMOPrint at (888) 223-9390 from now until June 15, 2019 and reference the Solar Bears will receive 30% off their first order of 500 business cards.

2018-19 Single-Game Tickets Now on Sale: 

Single-game tickets for the Orlando Solar Bears 2018-19 regular season home schedule are now on sale. Fans can purchase single-game tickets for as little as $15 at the Amway Center box office, or online at Ticketmaster.com.

2018-19 Season Ticket Memberships:

Season Ticket Memberships for the seventh season of ECHL Orlando Solar Bears hockey are now on sale. Full and Half-Season memberships are both available, starting as low as $270. For more information, call (407) 951-8200 or visit orlandosolarbearshockey.com.

About the Orlando Solar Bears:

The Orlando Solar Bears are the proud affiliate of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning and members of the ECHL, the premier “AA” hockey league in North America. In six seasons of operation, the team has qualified for the Kelly Cup Playoffs four times. The Solar Bears are owned and operated by the Orlando Magic and the DeVos Family, and play at the ARS.com 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.