ECHL Game Night: 1-9-15

Orlando Solar Bears 0 at Florida Everblades 2

D Artem Sergeev, FLA: DNP
Season totals: 24 GP, 6-8-14, +7, 10 PIM, 36 SOG

Other Notables
G Allen York, FLA, W, 60:00 MIN, 0 GA, 31 SV, 31 SH, *First Star*
Season totals: 19 GP, 15-3-0-1, 2.40 GAA, 0.909 SV%, 3 SO

F Jeff Costello, FLA: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, *Third Star*
Season totals (ECHL): 22 GP, 8-6-14, +1, 24 PIM, 52 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

F Mike Aviani, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 23 GP, 5-8-13, +1, 13 PIM, 44 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

Allen York stopped 31 Solar Bear shots Friday night for his 3rd shutout of the season along with First Star honors for the game. Mitch Wahl, former Memorial Cup champion and Spokane Chief teammate of Tyler Johnson, broke open a scoreless game less than 2 minutes into the final frame. Jeff Costello added a power-play insurance marker 73 seconds later, earning a Third Star for his efforts. Lightning defensive prospect Artem Sergeev once again was not in the lineup for the Everblades. Florida and Orlando square off again Saturday night for the final frame of the back-to-back.

Wichita Thunder 4 at Quad City Mallards 1

F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, *First Star*
Season totals (ECHL): 34 GP, 15-17-32, +3, 35 PIM, 106 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

D Daniel Milan, WIC: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 34 GP, 0-7-7, -8, 76 PIM, 32 SOG

Once again, the Thunder poured on three third-period goals as Wichita were victorious in the back-end of a home-and-home with the Mallards. Lightning prospect Danick Gauthier celebrated being named to the ECHL All-Star game by assisting on the go-ahead goal by former Blackhawk draft pick Jared Walker, and then tallying the Thunder's fourth goal, an empty-netter with just less than 2 minutes remaining. Gauthier earned First Star honors, and fellow Bolt prospect Daniel Milan was credited with an assist on Gauthier's empty-netter. With Friday night's road win, the Thunder flipped back ahead of the Mallards for 2nd on Central Division board behind the Allen Americans. Wichita returns home for a back-to-back Saturday and Sunday against the Evansville IceMen.