SEVERYN, CRUTHERS LEAD ORLANDO
TO 6-1 WIN OVER ICEMEN
Orlando Hosts Gwinnett Tomorrow and Friday
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Orlando, FL - Forward C.J. Severyn had four points on a
goal and three assists and C Ryan Cruthers scored twice as the
Solar Bears collected a 6-1 win over the Evansville IceMen at
the Amway Center on Wednesday night.
The Solar Bears jumped out to an early lead, when Cruthers
struck at 5:58 of the opening stanza. Severyn moved the puck to
C Mathew Sisca, and Sisca slapped a pass to Cruthers on the back door for
a tap in goal. D Michael Wilson stretched the lead to 2-0 when
he blasted a one-timer off a pass from Severyn with 2:41 left
to put Orlando ahead 2-0.
F Derrick Burnett stretched the Solar Bears advantage to 3-0
when he scored his first professional goal in the middle frame.
At 7:14, F Rob Mignardi stole the puck in the defensive zone,
rushed up the ice, and dropped the puck to Burnett. Burnett
fired his shot off the right goal post to beat G Paul Dainton.
Evansville answered with their first goal of the night when C
Jason Dale set up RW Andre Bouvet-Morrissette, who walked all
alone out of the right corner and tucked a backhand past G
Zoltan Hetenyi with 6:05 left in the second stanza. The Solar
Bears came right back with a goal of their own when Cruthers
tipped a shot from D Ryan Blair underneath the crossbar for his
second of the night at 17:02 of the second period. Orlando led
4-1 heading into the dressing room after 40 minutes of
Just over three minutes into the third period, RW Justin Levac
netted his first goal as a Solar Bear. F Scott Tanski had his
shot from the left side blocked but Levac scooped up the
rebound and buried his opportunity for his first ECHL marker.
Severyn notched the final goal of the game, and his fourth
point of the contest, with 3:09 left to play when he redirected
a pass from Cruthers through the legs of Dainton, securing a
6-1 win for Orlando. Hetenyi stopped 35 of 36 shots to earn
third star honors in his Solar Bears debut.
Three Stars: 1. C. Severyn (ORL); 2. R.
Cruthers (ORL); 3. Z. Hetenyi (ORL)
Power Plays: ORL: 0/3; EVN: 0/5
Shots: ORL: 30; EVN: 36
G Zoltan Hetenyi made his Solar Bears debut tonight. He stopped
35 of 36 shots to earn the win... F Derrick Burnett's second
period tally was his first professional goal... RW Justin Levac
scored in the third frame for his first goal as a Solar Bear...
Orlando scored the game's first goal for the first time since
February 7 against Florida, a string of five games... Tonight's
game was the first time since January 26 that G Patrick Killeen
has not appeared in the game, a string of 11 games.
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Orlando continues their eight-game homestand with two games
this week as they host the Gwinnett Gladiators tomorrow,
Thursday, February 21, and Friday, February 22, both at 7:00
p.m. Good seats are still available. Visit www.OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com.
The Orlando Solar Bears, the ECHL affiliate of the NHL's
Minnesota Wild and AHL's Houston Aeros, play all of their home
games at the 2012 Street and Smith's Sports Business
Journal Sports Facility of the Year, the Amway
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