Game Preview: Solar Bears at Icemen – Nov. 22, 2017

WHO: Orlando Solar Bears at Jacksonville Icemen
VENUE: Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Fla.
DATE: Wednesday, Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m.
WATCH: ECHL.TV
LISTEN: OSB Radio on Mixlr

TONIGHT: The Solar Bears (4-8-2-0) complete a home-and-home series against the Jacksonville Icemen (2-9-1-0) on the road at Veterans Memorial Arena after coming away with a 4-1 win on Tuesday night at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center.

WINQUIST TIES FRANCHISE MARK: With an assist on J.J. Piccinich’s empty-net goal last night, Joshua Winquist has recorded at least one assist in each of his last seven games to tie Eric Faille’s franchise record that ran from Jan. 14-March 10, 2017 (Faille was not part of the active roster for multiple games during the streak due to a recall to the Toronto Marlies). Winquist has dished out 10 assists over his last seven games, while Faille managed nine during his streak. Should Winquist seize sole possession of the record tonight with another assist against the Icemen, it will also give him 100 career pro assists.

CAMPAGNA CONTINUES ROOKIE CLIMB: After picking up two assists in his Solar Bears debut on Sunday, J.C. Campagna continues to make his way up the league rookie scoring leaderboard. Between his time with the Adirondack Thunder and Orlando, Campagna has managed 11 points (3g-8a) in 14 games, which puts him in the rookie Top-20. He is also second among all rookies with 52 shots on goal.

HEETER ROUNDING INTO FORM: Over his last three appearances, goaltender Cal Heeter has posted a 2-1-0 record for the Solar Bears, and has stopped 82 of 87 shots for a stellar .943 save percentage.

STREAKS:

  • Joshua Winquist – 7-game point streak (3g-10a)
  • Martins Dzierkals – 2-game goal streak (3g)
  • J.J. Piccinich – 2-game goal streak (2g)
  • Jean Dupuy – 2-game point streak (1g-1a)

MILESTONE TRACKER:

  • Joshua Winquist – needs 1 assist for 100 career pro assists 

AFFILIATE NOTES: The Toronto Marlies (13-4-0-0) will look to extend a four-game unbeaten streak tonight when they make their first trip to Utica to take on the Comets. The Toronto Maple Leafs (14-8-0-0) are looking to bounce back from a 4-1 loss to the Arizona Coyotes on Monday as they visit the Florida Panthers this evening.

NEXT GAME: The Solar Bears return home to host the South Carolina Stingrays for Marvel Super Hero™ Night at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. – the Solar Bears will wear special Captain America jerseys against the Stingrays, who will wear special Iron Man jerseys. Single-game tickets for the 2017-18 season are now on sale at the Amway Center box office and ticketmaster.com.

The Orlando Solar Bears are the proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Toronto Marlies, and play all of their home games at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.

Full Season Ticket Memberships for the 2017-18 season are on sale now. Purchase an Orlando Solar Bears Full Season Ticket Membership for as little as $440 today! Click here or call (407) 951-8200 for more information.

Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased online at orlandosolarbearshockey.com/shop.