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Spencer scores as Solar Bears fall to Icemen in 2-1 battle

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —  Matthew Spencer scored the lone goal for his team as the Orlando Solar Bears (31-24-5-1) dropped a  2-1 decision to the Jacksonville Icemen (31-24-3-3) on Tuesday night at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.

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First Period
Jacksonville goal: Nick Saracino (17) at 10:20.
Orlando goal: Matthew Spencer (6) at 17:35. Assisted by Anthony Repaci and Joe Garreffa.
Shots: ORL 11, JAX 12

Second Period
Shots: ORL 7, JAX 10

Third Period 
Jacksonville goal: Brandon Gignac (8) at 6:17. Assisted by Michael Kim.
Shots: ORL 7, JAX 6

Goaltending:
ORL: Clint Windsor, 26-for-28
JAX: Charles Williams, 24-for-25

THREE STARS:
1) Brandon Gignac - JAX
2) Charles Williams - JAX
3) Nick Saracino - JAX

NOTABLES:

  • Jacksonville’s victory moved the Icemen into a tie with the Solar Bears in points percentage (.557); the Solar Bears maintain their hold on fourth place in the Eastern Conference due to the tiebreaker of 23 wins in regulation against 20
  • Orlando is 0-20-3-1 when scoring fewer than three goals
  • No penalties were called in the game; it was the 12th penalty-free match in ECHL history and the second in team history for Orlando (Last: Orlando at Florida, Jan. 22, 2016)
  • The game was Drake Berehowsky’s 400th career game as Solar Bears head coach - he is 191-166-43 with Orlando
     

NEXT GAME: The Solar Bears return home to host Dance Night against the South Carolina Stingrays at the AdventHealth Rink at Amway Center on Friday, May 21 at 7 p.m.