by: This is a press release from the Orlando Solar Bears Updated:
ORLANDO, Fla. - Forward Wade MacLeod notched two goals and forward C.J. Severyn netted the game winner early in the third period as the Solar Bears took down the Greenville Road Warriors 3-1 at the Amway Center on Thursday night.
Exactly one minute into the final frame, Severyn snapped the tie when he helped to force a turnover, found the loose puck, and picked the top right corner of the net to give Orlando a 2-1 advantage. Sparks held strong throughout the third and MacLeod added his second of the game on the power play with 2:54 left to play when he slipped a backhander over the goal line to give Orlando the two goal cushion. Sparks turned in a 41 save performance to get his fourth win in five games as Orlando collected the 3-1 victory.
Three Stars: 1. W. MacLeod (ORL); 2. G. Sparks (ORL); 3. C. Severyn (ORL)
Power Plays: ORL: 1/3; GRN: 1/5
Shots: ORL: 29; GRN: 42
Going back to Tuesday night's game, the Solar Bears and Road Warriors played 83:49 of scoreless hockey... D Blake Kessel returned to the Solar Bears lineup tonight. It was his first game with Orlando since Nov. 11... G Garret Sparks has been named the first or second star in four of his five games with Orlando... The Solar Bears surrendered the first goal on home ice for the first time this season... Orlando went into the first intermission tied for just the second time this year on home ice. They have been leading after 20 minutes in eight of their 10 home games and have never trailed going into the second period on home ice this season... F Wade MacLeod had his first multiple goal game of the season for Orlando tonight.