Ouellette Blanks Stingrays 3-0 as Solar Bears Open Preseason
ORLANDO, Fla. - The Orlando Solar Bears (1-0-0-0) opened the 2018 preseason with a 3-0 win over the South Carolina Stingrays (0-1-0-0) on Thursday afternoon at the RDV Sportsplex Ice Den.
The teams played through nearly two periods of scoreless action before Ryan Siiro netted what would stand up as the eventual game-winner, as the forward received a feed from Brent Pedersen and stuffed a shot past Adam Morrison at the 18:14 mark of the middle frame.
Christophe Lalancette struck for Orlando at 3:56 of the third period as he fired a wrist shot from the right circle through the legs of Morrison to give the hosts a 2-0 lead.
Pedersen capped the scoring with an empty-net goal at 18:46.
Ouellette picked up the victory and shutout with a 25-save performance; Morrison took the loss with 26 stops.
Pedersen (1g-1a), Lalancette (1g-1a) and Alexandre Ranger (2a) each recorded two points to lead Orlando.
Ouellette earned the secondary assist on Siiro's goal.
Orlando resumes play tomorrow when the team travels to Estero for a 7:30 p.m. clash with the Florida Everblades at Hertz Arena.
1) Martin Ouellette - ORL
2) Ryan Siiro - ORL
3) Christophe Lalancette - ORL
Following the game, Orlando released forwards Brett D'Andrea and Brandon Tucker from their tryout agreements with the team.
2018-19 Single-Game Tickets Now on Sale:
Single-game tickets for the Orlando Solar Bears 2018-19 regular season home schedule are now on sale. Fans can purchase single-game tickets for as little as $15 at the Amway Center box office, or online at Ticketmaster.com.
2018-19 Season Ticket Memberships:
Season Ticket Memberships for the seventh season of ECHL Orlando Solar Bears hockey are now on sale. Full and Half-Season memberships are both available, starting as low as $270. For more information, call (407) 951-8200 or visit orlandosolarbearshockey.com.
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