Growlers Suffer First Overtime Loss
Eleven goals were scored Saturday night in Orlando, but the Growlers came out on the losing side in overtime, 6-5.
Giorgio Estephan opened the scoring with his 12th of the season at the 6:11 mark of the first period. Orlando would gain the moment right back with two quick goals from Curt Gogol. The Solar Bears would take the 2-1 lead into the 1st intermission.
In the second, the tide would turn in the Growlers favour as they would go on to score 3 straight goals from Scott Pooley, Marcus Power and Brady Ferguson. Orlando's Brady Shaw would beat Michael Garteig late in the second to put the Solar Bears within 1 goal going into the 2nd intermission.
At the 2:58 mark of the third Joanne Tammela would tie the game for the Solar Bears with Chris LeBlanc giving them the go-ahead goal on a breakaway just 19 seconds later.
Growlers forward Huson Elynuik would get a breakaway goal of his own to force overtime but Chris Leblanc would go on to win the game for Orlando, in overtime, with his second goal of the game.
The loss marks the first ever overtime loss for the Growlers
Estephan now leads the Growlers in goals scored with 12
The three stars were 3 - C. LeBlanc (ORL), 2 - B. Shaw (ORL) and 1 - C. Gogol (ORL)
The Newfoundland Growlers return to Mile One Centre to kick off a six-game homestand starting December 1st versus the Brampton Beast. Tickets can be purchased at mileonecentre.com or by calling the box office at 709-576-7657.
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