JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Despite battling back from 2-0 and 3-2 deficits in the second period, the Orlando Solar Bears (33-25-5-1) came up empty-handed in a 6-3 loss, as Ryker Killins scored the eventual game-winning goal early in the third, and Ara Nazarian added two empty-net tallies to his goal in the second period to complete a hat trick for the Jacksonville Icemen (33-27-3-3) on Wednesday night at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.
Shots: ORL 8, JAX 11
Jacksonville goal: Ara Nazarian (22) at 0:12. Assisted by Alex-Olivier Voyer and Erik Bradford.
Jacksonville goal: Mike Szmatula (19) at 0:55. Assisted by Abbott Girduckis and Wacey Rabbit.
Orlando goal: Mark Auk (7) at 1:18. Assisted by Tyler Bird.
Orlando goal: Michael Joly (17) [SH] at 4:57. Assisted by J.J. Piccinich.
Jacksonville goal: Abbott Girduckis (11) at 7:04. Assisted by Mike Szmatula and Ryker Killins.
Orlando goal: Chris LeBlanc (13) at 7:59. Assisted by Luke McInnis
Shots: ORL 8, JAX 12
Jacksonville goal: Ryker Killins (6) at 1:07. Assisted by Wacey Rabbit.
Jacksonville goal: Ara Nazarian (23) [EN] at 18:07. Assisted by Brandon Gignac and Michael Kim.
Jacksonville goal: Ara Nazarian (24) [EN] at 19:15.
Shots: ORL 9, JAX 12
ORL: Clint Windsor, 29-for-33
JAX: Charles Williams, 22-for-25
1) Ara Nazarian - JAX
2) Abbott Girduckis - JAX
3) Ryker Killins - JAX
- Orlando is now 6-5-2-0 against the Icemen this season, with two games remaining in the series on the road
- Michael Joly’s goal extends his point streak to four games (3g-2a)
- Chris LeBlanc’s goal extends his point streak to four games (2g-2a); his next point will give him 130 career points with the Solar Bears, tying Eric Faille for first in career scoring in club history
- Clint Windsor played in his 78th career regular season game for the Solar Bears, matching Ryan Massa for the most appearances by a goaltender in franchise history
The Solar Bears return home to host Domestic Violence Awareness Night against the Florida Everblades at the AdventHealth Rink at Amway Center on Friday, May 28 at 7 p.m.