Mathew Sisca tallied two goals and two assists to lead the Orlando Solar Bears to a 5-1 victory over the Florida Everblades Wednesday night at Germain Arena.
After a slow start, the Bears stuck first as Dan Gendur sent a pass from behind the net to Nick Peterson whose one-timer beat 'Blades goaltender John Muse for the 1-0 lead.
In the closing seconds of the period, the Bears scored another goal as Bryce Lampman picked up a rebound in front and slid it past Muse for the goal at the buzzer.
The Bears continued their scoring streak in the second period as Michael Neal picked up a rebound in front, and flipped a shot off Muse's blocker for the goal, extending the lead to 3-0.
Moments later, David Rutherford took the puck from the right side circle to the top of the crease, steered a backhanded opportunity past Orlando netminder John Curry to pull the Everblades within two at the end of the second period.
Five minutes into the third period, the Bears added to their lead, when Matt Sisca took the puck to the crease and beat Muse on the short side post for a thee-goal advantage.
Sisca's second goal of the night came on the breakaway. He made a couple of deke moves approaching the net, and flipped the puck around Muse and into the net to seal the Bears 5-1 victory.
John Curry earns the win stopping 30 of 31 shots faced while John Muse takes the loss allowing five goals on 29 shots.
The teams meet again at Germain Arena on Friday, and again on Saturday.
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