Solar Bears advance to second round for first time in team history

The Orlando Solar Bears earned a spot in the South Division Finals with a 2-1 overtime win over the South Carolina Stingrays on Saturday in Game 4 of the South Division Semifinals.

 

Orlando, which won a playoff series for the first time in team history, will meet the Florida Everblades in round two.

 

Jean Dupuy tallied the game-winning goal with 2:49 left in the extra session while Cal Heeter stopped 41 of 42 South Carolina shots.

 

The 10 combined goals in the series is the second-fewest scored in a four-game series in ECHL postseason history.

 

Hunter Fejes and J.J. Piccinich led the Solar Bears with three points each while Heeter went 4-0 with a 0.66 goals-against average.

 

Mason Mitchell paced South Carolina in the series with two goals while Joey Leach notched a pair of assists.

 

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