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SOLAR BEARS SNAG GAME 3 IN OVERTIME

Friday, April 26th
SOLAR BEARS SNAG GAME 3 IN OVERTIME

ORLANDO, Fla. –Darik Angeli’s net-front finish at 12:06 of overtime gave the Orlando Solar Bears the 2-1 win in Game 3 of the South Division Semifinals over the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. The Solar Bears lead the series 2-1, with Game 4 late tomorrow night.

For a second straight game, the Swamp Rabbits got the first goal of the contest and notched a power play goal. With 5:10 left in the period, Max Martin contained the blue line and worked it to Carter Souch down the middle. Souch deferred to Quinn Olson, who rifled a one-timer from the right side past Orlando goalie Evan Fitzpatrick, giving the Swamp Rabbits a 1-0 lead (Souch and Martin assisted). Jacob Ingham, manning the Swamp Rabbits net, stopped all 10 shots he saw in the opening 20 minutes.

Orlando countered in the second period on a lost puck in the defensive zone. With 7:15 left in the second, Kevin Lombardi and Aaron Luchuk jumped on a loose puck from the right and fired a pass to Luke Boka in the high slot. Boka was all alone and beat Ingham past his blocker to tie Game 3 at 1-1.

The series continued to play into its tight theme, with neither team giving an inch in the final 20 minutes, leading to an overtime finish for a second time in three games. Orlando found the final tally, with Darik Angeli finishing a transition play from neutral ice with a net front finish on a loose puck in front of the Swamp Rabbits net. With Ingham unable to trap the puck, Angeli flipped the rebound over his shoulder, ending the game at 12:06 with a 2-1 Orlando win, subsequently giving them a 2-1 lead in the South Division Semifinals.

Jacob Ingham stopped 36 of 38 shots in the defeat, his second one past 60 minutes in this series (0-0-2).

The Swamp Rabbits continue the South Division Semifinals with Game 4 tomorrow night at the Kia Center, with puck drop slated for 9:00 p.m. EST. 

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About the Greenville Swamp Rabbits …
Acquired by Spire Sports + Entertainment (SS+E) in 2020, the Greenville Swamp Rabbits hockey team have been providing family friendly, live entertainment at Bon Secours Wellness Arena since 2010. Formerly the Greenville Road Warriors, the Swamp Rabbits are the highest-level professional minor league franchise in South Carolina. The Swamp Rabbits are the proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL's LA Kings and the AHL's Ontario Reign. Greenville is a member of the ECHL, Premier ‘AA’ Hockey League.

 

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