Orlando Solar Bears 3 @ Florida Everblades 2
C Mike Aviani (TB Preseason Tryout), FLA: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM, 1 SOG
W Danick Gauthier, FLA: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
D Dan Milan, FLA: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
D Artem Sergeev, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
G Allen York (AHL Contract), FLA: Did not play (injured)
Florida dropped their preseason opener, 3-2, to the rival Solar Bears. Syracuse assigned forward Danick Gauthier to the Everblades earlier in the week and he registered one of the two Florida goals. Mike Aviani, who was an impressive tryout player with the Lightning in the offseason and later signed to an ECHL contract, was scoreless in the match. Artem Sergeev, wearing No. 77, was scoreless in his first ECHL game. He spent all of his rookie pro season last year in Syracuse. Dan Milan, who played one game with Syracuse last year, three with Florida, and 50 with CHL Brampton (who is now in the ECHL), was also scoreless. Allen York, who is on an AHL contract with Syracuse, was not dressed for the Everblades. Ryan Toohey reported York tweaked his groin in practice a week ago.