Solar Bears pummel Monarchs

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ORLANDO, Fla. – The Manchester Monarchs finished their Florida trip on Sunday afternoon, adding another disappointing result to a frustrating weekend.

Manchester took home an 8-2 loss to the Orlando Solar Bears, giving up the first goal just 2:04 into the contest.

That goal came off the stick of Akim Aliu, with Aliu adding another goal just under two minutes before the second intermission.

Aliu’s second goal brought the Solar Bears up to a 5-0 lead, with Nic Pierog finally answering Solar Bears goaltender Martin Ouellette with a power-play goal.

Manchester’s other goal came with 19 seconds left in the contest, another power-play goal, this time from Tony Cameranesi.

Ouellette stopped 40 other Monarchs shots on the day and the Solar Bears got more goals from Tayler Thompson, Mike Robinson and Zach Frye in the third period.

Alex Schoenborn, Corey Kalk, and Jackson Playfair also scored for Orlando.

With Worcester losing 6-3 to Tulsa, Manchester (27-24-1-1) still holds a tenuous two-point lead over the final playoff spot in the North Division.

The Monarchs return to action Wednesday, February 20 at 7 p.m., against Worcester at SNHU Arena.


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Andrew Sylvia

Assistant EditorManchester Ink Link

Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.