Game Preview: Solar Bears at Everblades – March 17, 2017

Solar Bears Game 61 • Away Game 27 • ECHL Game 834

WHO: Orlando Solar Bears (30-21-6-3) at Florida Everblades (40-15-2-3)
VENUE: Germain Arena, Estero, Fla.
DATE: Friday, March 17, 7:30 p.m.
WATCH: ECHL.TV
LISTEN: Listen on Mixlr

TONIGHT:
The Orlando Solar Bears go on the road to begin a nine-game road trip, as they first do battle with the Florida Everblades in a pair of Wawa Sunshine Cup Series games. Orlando picked up a valuable point in their last outing at Germain Arena, and broke through on the power play for the first time this season against the Everblades. Five of Orlando’s remaining 11 games are against Florida.

PERRY CARRIES TORCH AGAINST EVERBLADES:
So far this season Joe Perry is one of two players to skate in all nine games against Florida; the other being Chase Witala. In nine games, Perry leads the Solar Bears against the Everblades with seven points and four goals.

HOT START KEY TO VICTORY AGAINST EVERBLADES:
The Solar Bears lead the Eastern Conference with 68 goals and 744 shots on goal in the first period; a quick start in the game’s opening 20 minutes against Florida will be essential to come away with two points.

CAMERANESI HAS CHANCE TO BECOME ROAD WARRIOR AGAIN FOR ORLANDO:
When Tony Cameranesi last skated in a road game for the Solar Bears, it was during Orlando’s 10-game road trip in December. Over those 10 games, Cameranesi demonstrated the skill that led to a selection to represent the Solar Bears at the ECHL All-Star Game, as he recorded 10 points (6g-4a) over that span.

MILLEN ADDED:
With Kasimir Kaskisuo recalled earlier in the week to the Toronto Marlies, Orlando has signed Charlie Millen. Millen, 24, had previously joined the Solar Bears on an Amateur Try-Out Agreement earlier this month.

HEAD TO HEAD
Overall: 2-6-1-0
Home: 2-3-0-0
Away: 0-3-1-0
2015-16 Overall: 4-10-0-0
2015-16 Home: 2-6-0-0
2015-16 Away: 2-4-0-0
Last 5 Years: 26-38-3-1
Last 5 Years Home: 13-19-1-0
Last 5 Years Away: 13-19-2-1

ACTIVE LEADERS
Points:
Buzzeo – 56
Goals: Perry – 30
Assists: Buzzeo – 39
+/-: Danford – +20
PIM: Miller – 74
SOG: Perry – 178

BEAR TRACKER

  • Faille: Three assists from 100 in ECHL career

STREAKS

  • NONE

AFFILIATE NOTES:
The Toronto Marlies take on the Binghamton Senators tonight at 7 p.m. at Ricoh Coliseum, while the Toronto Maple Leafs earned a big 5-0 shutout victory over Tampa Bay on Thursday and are back in action on Saturday for an Original Six matchup with the Chicago Blackhawks at home.

APP:
The Solar Bears mobile app, presented by BB&T, gives Solar Bears fans everything they need right in their pocket. The app is also home to the brand-new Loyalty & Rewards Program, which provides Solar Bears fans with opportunities to accumulate points and redeem them for exclusive prizes. The app is FREE and available for both iOS and Android devices.

NEXT HOME GAMES:

  • Solar Bears vs. Florida Everblades – Wednesday, April 5 – 7 p.m – Wawa Sunshine Cup Series game
  • Solar Bears vs. Florida Everblades – Friday, April 7 – 7 p.m. – Fan Appreciation Night / Team Picture Giveaway Sponsored by Coors Light / Shirts Off Players Back Ceremony / Wawa Sunshine Cup Series game / Shot for $100,000

Single-game tickets are now on sale at the Amway Center box office and ticketmaster.com. Full and half-season ticket plans are now available by visiting OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com.