ORLANDO, Fla. – Troy Bourke enjoyed a four-point outing, and the Orlando Solar Bears (6-3-1-0) rolled to a 7-4 win over the Jacksonville Icemen (6-2-0-0) on Tuesday morning at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, as the team celebrated its third annual School Day Game in front of a crowd of 8,153.
Mathieu Foget found the back of the net to give Orlando an early first period lead when he knocked in his own rebound past Mikhail Berdin at 1:48.
The Icemen tied the score at 1-1 when Wacey Rabbit drove towards the Orlando net and stuffed a shot past the glove of Martin Ouellette for a shorthanded goal at 13:50.
The Solar Bears regained the lead when Brady Shaw forced a turnover by Berdin at the side of the Jacksonville net, allowing Shaw to feed Troy Bourke for an easy tap-in goal at 17:40 to make it 2-1 and give Bourke his first of the season since his reassignment to Orlando.
Corey Kalk added his first pro goal to make it 3-1 in the second period when Vincent Dunn sent a cross-ice pass to Kalk at the left circle, and the rookie forward buried his shot at the 5:12 mark.
Bourke added his second goal of the day at 12:08 of the second period with a power-play tally after Hunter Fejes flipped a pass into the slot for Bourke to hammer past Berdin, giving Orlando a three-goal edge.
Jacksonville defenseman Justin Woods kicked off a six-goal third period when he launched a pass from the left corner that deflected past Ouellette at 3:42 to bring Jacksonville back to within two of Orlando.
Fejes netted his team-leading eighth goal of the season at the 8:12 mark after Bourke fed Fejes from behind the net, allowing Fejes to quickly stuff the puck in at the right post.
Everett Clark scored for the Icemen at 12:29 when his pass banked past Ouellette off the skates of a Solar Bears defenseman.
Vincent Dunn collected his third goal of the season at 16:42 to make it 6-3 for the Solar Bears.
After Jacksonville pulled Berdin for an extra attacker, the Icemen converted when Dajon Mingo buried a rebound from Cameron Critchlow at 17:30.
The Solar Bears capped the scoring after Mike Monfredo fired the puck from the defensive zone into an empty net at 19:40 for his first of the season.
Ouellette made 27 saves on 31 shots against to earn the win; Berdin took the loss with 36 stops on 42 shots against.
• Brent Pedersen’s assist on Foget’s goal extends the rookie forward’s point streak to six games (3g-5a).
• Donaghey’s assist on Bourke’s second goal gives the defenseman a four-game point streak (1g-4a).
• Bourke now has a three-game point streak (2g-6a).
• Shaw’s assist on Bourke’s first goal gives the forward a two-game point streak (1g-3a).
• Fejes led Orlando with seven shots on goal and now has a two-game point streak (1g-2a).
• Orlando is now 5-0-0-0 when leading after two periods.
• The win extends Orlando’s point streak to six games (5-0-1-0).
1) Troy Bourke – ORL
2) Vincent Dunn – ORL
3) Mike Monfredo – ORL