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Solar Bears Top Everblades 3-1

February 23, 2018 - ECHL (ECHL) - Orlando Solar Bears News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. - Mike Monfredo scored the game-winning goal in the second period, while Cal Heeter made 30 saves to guide the Orlando Solar Bears (24-25-5-1) to a 3-1 win over the Florida Everblades (36-12-1-4) in a Wawa Sunshine Cup Series game on Friday night at Germain Arena.

The Solar Bears remain in fourth place (54 points) in the South Division. Orlando sits three points behind third-place Atlanta with two games in hand; the Solar Bears remain ahead of fifth-place Norfolk by six points with the same number of games played.


Orlando: Kristian Pospisil [PP] (Max Novak, Sam Jardine), Mike Monfredo, Joshua Winquist [EN-PP] (Novak)

Goaltender: Cal Heeter (30/31)

Florida: Justin Kea (John McCarron, Matt Berry)

Goaltender: Callum Booth (24/26)


Kristian Pospisil opened the scoring with his 11th of the season on the power play just 1:42 into the first period when he snapped a Max Novak rebound past Callum Booth.

Mike Monfredo chased down his own rebound to give Orlando a 2-1 lead at 2:18 of the second period. The unassisted goal was Monfredo's fifth of the season.

Joshua Winquist sealed the game win an empty-net tally at 19:28 of the third period.

Max Novak picked up the primary assist on Pospisil's goal, and set up Winquist's empty-net goal.

Sam Jardine tacked on the secondary assist on Pospisil's goal.

Cal Heeter earned his 14th victory of the season with 30 saves on 31 shots against.


Orlando went 2-for-7 on the power play and a perfect 4-for-4 on the penalty kill.

Pospisil led Orlando with five shots on goal.

The Solar Bears take on the Norfolk Admirals at the Rink at Amway Center on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 1:30 p.m. Single-game tickets for the 2017-18 season are now on sale at the Amway Center box office and


1) Cal Heeter - ORL

2) Mike Monfredo - ORL

3) Callum Booth - FLA

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