Solar Bears open preseason by shutting out South Carolina
Orlando wins 3-0 over Stingrays
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears (1-0-0-0) opened the 2018 preseason with a 3-0 win over the South Carolina Stingrays (0-1-0-0) on Thursday at the RDV Sportsplex Ice Den.
The teams played through nearly two periods of scoreless action before Ryan Siiro netted what would stand up as the eventual game-winner, as the forward received a feed from Brent Pedersen and stuffed a shot past Adam Morrison at the 18:14 mark of the middle frame.
Christophe Lalancette struck for Orlando at 3:56 of the third period as he fired a wrist shot from the right circle through the legs of Morrison to give the hosts a 2-0 lead.
Pedersen capped the scoring with an empty-net goal at 18:46.
Ouellette picked up the victory and shutout with a 25-save performance; Morrison took the loss with 26 stops.
- Pedersen (1g-1a), Lalancette (1g-1a) and Alexandre Ranger (2a) each recorded two points to lead Orlando.
- Ouellette earned the secondary assist on Siiro’s goal.
- Orlando resumes play tomorrow when the team travels to Estero for a 7:30 p.m. clash with the Florida Everblades at Hertz Arena.
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