Orlando Ends Home Stand with 4-3 LossNovember 21, 2012
Orlando, FL - The Solar Bears closed out their seven-game home stand with a 4-3 loss at the hands of the Kalamazoo Wings at the Amway Center on Tuesday night.
RW Chris Lawrence opened up the scoring with a power play goal 14:36 into the first period. D Bryce Lampman intercepted a pass in the neutral zone and found C Mathew Sisca on the right wall. Sisca floated a saucer pass to Lawrence, who snapped a shot into the right corner of the net and put the Solar Bears ahead 1-0. Kalamazoo was able to answer with under two minutes remaining in the period, as F Steven Anthony's centering pass deflected off of G John Curry and slid across the goal line to make it 1-1 heading into the first intermission.
Kalamazoo potted two goals in 1:16 to start the second frame. F Kory Karlander made a quick move in front of the net to slide a puck into the back of the cage :43 seconds in, and it was followed up with a one-time shot from F Dustin Cloutier to increase the Wings lead to 3-1. LW Nick Petersen brought Orlando back to within one goal at 13:25 when he wristed a shot from the slot while on the power play. Before the end of the frame, however, F Eric Kattelus picked the top left corner of the net with 2:17 to play in the second, and the Wings led 4-2 at the end of the the frame.
Orlando scored the only goal in the third period when F Kevin Baker scored at 4:54 with an assist by D Michael Wilson. It was not enough for the Solar Bears to take the game, as the period came to a close with Kalamazoo collecting a 4-3 win over Orlando.
Three Stars: 1. D. Cloutier (KAL); 2. K. Baker (ORL); 3. S. Lorenz (ORL)
Power Plays: ORL: 2/7; KAL: 0/2
Shots: ORL: 32; KAL: 37
F Ryan Ginand and LW Nick Petersen returned to the Solar Bears lineup after missing the last two games while on recall to the Houston Aeros (AHL). Petersen had a goal in the game... The Solar Bears ended their seven game home stand tonight... Orlando lost for the first time when scoring the game's first goal. They are now 5-1-0-0 under those circumstances... The Solar Bears play their next five games on the road before returning to the Amway Center on Friday, December 7, at 7:00 p.m.
The Orlando Solar Bears, the ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Minnesota Wild and AHL's Houston Aeros, are in their Out of Hibernation and play all of their home games at the 2012 Street and Smith's Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year, the Amway Center.
Individual tickets for all regular season home games are now on sale beginning as low as $15. To purchase your tickets, please visit www.OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com or the Amway Center Box Office.
Season ticket plans are available now. Full and half season ticket plans range in price from $225-$1480 per season ticket (includes facility fee), reflecting a savings of up to 42% off box office pricing. Call the Solar Bears at 407-951-8200 to speak to a Ticket Sales Account Manager.
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