Orlando, Florida – The Orlando Solar Bears defeated the Utah Grizzlies 3-0 Friday night at Amway Center.
Orlando goaltender Ryan Massa stopped all 42 Utah shots, including 21 in the third period to keep the Grizzlies off of the board as the Solar Bears held a 2-0 lead from early in the first period for 48 minutes and 26 seconds. The shutout was the second in two games for Massa.
The loss snaps Utah’s four-game unbeaten streak at 3-0-1-0.
The Solar Bears took a 1-0 lead 3:01 into the first period and made it 2-0 3:46 later. The Grizzlies finished the contest with 40 of the final 59 shots, but was never able to find the back of the net.
Ralph Cuddemi led Utah with seven shots, Michael Pelech had five.
The Solar Bears made it 3-0 with 4:47 left in regulation on a four-on-four goal.
Ryan Faragher stopped 23 of 26 shots for the Grizzlies.
Utah lost no ground in the standings as Rapid City beat Alaska 2-1 so Utah remains three points in back of the Aces in the Mountain Division.
The Grizzlies and Orlando meet again Sunday at 11:30 a.m. as Utah will go for two of three on their Florida trip.
The Grizzlies host Beer Fest Weekend Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 with Beer Fest packages starting at $30 that include: a lower bowl ticket, a Beer Fest T-Shirt, a Beer Fest Mug filled with a premium beer and a brat.
Go Green With Mark Miller Subaru
On Friday, March 17 the Grizzlies will celebrate going green with Mark Miller Subaru by offering lower bowl tickets starting at $10 when mentioning Mark Miller Subaru at the arena box office. Did you know? Mark Miller Subaru plants a tree for EVERY new car sold?
The Grizzlies will host their annual Tribute To Military Night on Saturday, March 18.