• Orlando falls to Elmira 5-1


    ELMIRA, NY -

    The Solar Bears surrendered four goals in the first period and could not mount a comeback as they fell to the Elmira Jackals 5-1 at First Arena on Friday night.

    The Jackals got out to strong start, netting four goals in the opening period. First, F Riley Boychuk snapped in a shot from the right circle at 11:46, and F Jordan Pietrus followed up with a backhand shot on a power play at 13:21. Elmira then notched Taylor Matsontwo more in the final five minutes of the frame, as F Ryan Rashid converted a turnover from the low slot and F Dane Walters picked the top corner with a wrister at 18:59 to give the Jackals a 4-0 lead after the opening 20 minutes.

    Tough luck surfaced for Orlando in the second frame, as F Ian Slater hit the goalpost on a shorthanded breakaway and D Cody Wild rang a shot off the post on the power play shortly afterward. F Mickey Lang appeared to put Orlando on the board late in the period when he batted in the puck out of midair, but his goal was waived off. D Kyle Bushee then capitalized for Elmira, finishing off a 2-on-1 chance on a feed from F Will Frederick with 14.6 seconds left in the period as the Jackals led 5-0 going into the third.

    The Solar Bears got on the board in the final frame with a power play goal at 7:37. Lang moved a pass to Wild who blasted a shot from the left point. F Taylor Matson deflected the puck in front of the net and past G Chris Dreidger to cut the score to 5-1. It was as close as the Solar Bears would get, as Elmira collected the 5-1 victory over Orlando.

    Three Stars: 1. Dreidger (ELM); 2. R. Rashid (ELM); 3. K. Bushee (ELM)
    Power Plays: ORL: 1/5; ELM: 1/5
    Shots: ORL: 31; ELM: 33

    The Solar Bears played with 11 forwards and five defensemen dressed tonight... G Eli Cochran dressed as an Emergency Backup Goaltender for Orlando after G Christopher Gibson was recalled to Toronto prior to tonight's game... D Eric Baier played in his 200th professional game tonight... F Mickey Lang picked up his 199th professional point with an assist in the game... The Solar Bears record on Friday night games fell to 11-6-0 in the loss.

    Florida St faces investigation after Winston case

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    Associated Press

       TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State could face sanctions from a federal investigation into how it handles sexual assault reports following last year's rape accusations against Heisman-trophy winner Jameis Winston.
       The woman who accused the quarterback filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. It decided the university should be investigated for possible Title IX violations over the way it responds to sexual violence complaints.
       In December, state prosecutors announced that Winston would not be charged.
       Worst-case scenario for Florida State would be the suspension of federal assistance funds.
       A spokesman for the Department of Education says the civil rights office has not done that or needed any other procedures to force compliance in the last 10 years. An agreement is typically reached with the university.

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