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RECAP : GROWLERS VERSUS SOLAR BEARS MARCH 8

Friday, February 15th
RECAP : GROWLERS VERSUS SOLAR BEARS MARCH 8

Orlando Solar Bears (31-21-4-0) at Newfoundland Growlers (39-16-4-0)

Friday, March 8th – Mile One Centre, St. John’s,NL

Goal Summary

V-H # Per Team Time Goals Assists Type
1 - 0 1 1st ORL 6:32 M. Foget (17) C. LeBlanc, M. Hults  
1 - 1 2 1st NFL 11:49 S. Pooley (25) M. Power, R. Moore PP
1 - 2 3 2nd NFL 13:39 M. Power (20) S. Pooley, R. Moore PP
1 - 3 4 2nd NFL 14:20 B. Ferguson (20) G. Estephan, G. Johnston  
1 - 4 5 3rd NFL 10:36 S. Pooley (26) R. Moore, G. Johnston PP
1 - 5 6 3rd NFL 19:31 B. Ferguson (21) C. Dunn, J. Kestner  

Game Story

The Newfoundland Growlers rock solid special teams propelled them to a 5-1 victory, freezing the Orlando Solar Bears Friday night at Mile One Centre.

Chris Foget opened the scoring 6:32 into the first period, one-timing a beautiful spin pass off the stick of Chris LeBlanc past Michael Garteig for a 1-0 Solar Bears lead. Scott Pooley tied the game just five seconds into a powerplay taking a perfect cross-crease dish from Marcus Power at 11:49 of the opening frame for his 25th of the season, for a 1-1 game after the opening 20.

Marcus Power finished off a tic-tac-toe play with 6:21 remaining in the second period giving the Growlers a 2-1 lead on a play Connor Ingram stood no chance on, becoming the third Growler to hit the 20-goal plateau this season. Brady Ferguson added another just 40 seconds later, also netting his 20th and becoming the fourth Growler to reach 20 goals for a 3-1 lead after two periods.

Mile One Centre erupted at the 3:21 mark of the third period when Alex Gudbranson dropped the gloves in a very lopsided tilt against Trevor Olson. Gudbranson was given a game misconduct on the play.

Scott Pooley extended the lead to 4-1 one-timing a cannon past Ingram for the third powerplay goal of the game with his team-leading 26th of the season.

Brady Ferguson netted his second of the night to add insult to injury with 28 seconds left, taking a perfect slap pass from Cory Dunn for his first pro point for a 5-1 final.

The Growlers powerplay was 3/4 on the night and the penalty kill was a perfect 4/4.

Quick Hits

  • The Growlers scored three powerplay goals in a game for the first time in franchise history
  • Cory Dunn made his professional debut wearing #25
  • The three stars were 3 – B. Ferguson (NFL), 2 – R. Moore (NFL) and 1 – S. Pooley (NFL)

What’s Next?

The Newfoundland Growlers continue their seven-game homestand Saturday night with a rematch against the Orlando Solar Bears. Puck drop is 7 p.m. Tickets are available at mileonecentre.com.

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