Weekly Report: November 21, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears continue their 10-game homestand with four games this week. The Solar Bears welcome two new opponents to the City Beautiful for the first time, as Orlando hosts the Missouri Mavericks on Monday, Nov. 21 and Tuesday, Nov. 22, and the Brampton Beast on Thursday, Nov. 24 and Saturday, Nov. 26.

THIS WEEK:

Monday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m.
ARS.com Rink at Amway Center – Orlando, Fla.
Orlando Solar Bears vs. Missouri Mavericks
Promotion: Food drive with United Against Poverty Orlando – Fans who bring non-perishable canned food items will be entered into a raffle to win four Gold Seats to a future Solar Bears regular season home game.

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 7 p.m.
ARS.com Rink at Amway Center – Orlando, Fla.
Orlando Solar Bears vs. Missouri Mavericks
Promotion: Food drive with United Against Poverty Orlando – Fans who bring non-perishable canned food items will be entered into a raffle to win four Gold Seats to a future Solar Bears regular season home game.

Thursday, Nov. 24, 11 a.m.
ARS.com Rink at Amway Center – Orlando, Fla.
Orlando Solar Bears vs. Brampton Beast
Promotion: Thanksgiving – Toronto Maple Leafs-Inspired Jersey

Saturday, Nov. 26, 7 p.m.
ARS.com Rink at Amway Center – Orlando, Fla.
Orlando Solar Bears vs. Brampton Beast
Promotion: Toronto Maple Leafs-Inspired Jersey

Orlando
6-5-1-0, 13 points
4th place, South Division 

Missouri Mavericks
5-7-0-1, 11 points
7th place, Mountain Division 

Brampton Beast
7-3-1-2, 17 points
4th place, North Division

LAST WEEK: 1-0-0-0

Thursday, Nov. 17 – Orlando 7, Greenville 4
Orlando hosted its first-ever School Day Game, presented by Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, as the Solar Bears gained a 3-1 lead after the first period over the Swamp Rabbits. After Greenville pulled ahead by a 4-3 score in the third period, Johnny McInnis tied the score and Ben Danford netted his first of the season on a 2-on-1 that ultimately stood up as the game-winning tally, as Orlando cruised to a 7-4 victory in Drake Berehowsky’s first game back behind the bench since the 2012-13 season.

BEAR TRACKS:
Brace Dealt to Kalamazoo
Forward Adam Brace has been traded to the Kalamazoo Wings in exchange for future considerations. Brace, 28, had scored four points (1g-3a) and added four penalty minutes in seven games with Orlando this season. 

More Shots
Buoyed by another season-high performance with 53 shots on goal on Thursday, Orlando has reclaimed the top spot in the ECHL in shots on goal, averaging 37.42 shots per game. Eric Faille lead the way with 11 shots on goal in the contest against the Swamp Rabbits, tying Eric Baier’s club record originally set on Nov. 8, 2015 vs. Florida. Faille’s performance was also the second time this season that a Solar Bears player put up double-digit shot totals in a single game, as Ethan Werek managed 10 shots against Atlanta on Oct. 28. 

Denver Manderson Surging
After being held off the scoresheet in Orlando’s first three games, Denver Manderson has come alive for the Solar Bears and has been a key cog in the team’s success. The forward has put up at least a point in eight of Orlando’s last nine games, and is riding a six-game point streak (3g-6a).

Familiar Faces
Solar Bears fans will recognize at least one name in the Missouri lineup when the Solar Bears take on the Mavericks this week, as defenseman Matt Finn suited up in eight games for Orlando during the 2014-15 campaign while assigned by the Toronto Maple Leafs. Finn’s time in the Toronto development tree came to an end after he was packaged to the New York Islanders in the Michael Grabner trade. Mavericks defenseman Bryce Aneloski also played 117 games with Orlando from 2013-15, but was loaned to the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors on Nov. 9.

Solar Bears fans might also recognize the name Reggie Traccitto when Orlando hosts Brampton later this week, as the defenseman was part of Orlando’s roster to open the 2015-16 season before being dealt to the Beast on Oct. 23.

PRACTICE SCHEDULE:

Monday, Nov. 21 – Gameday skate held at ARS.com Rink at Amway Center
Tuesday, Nov. 22 – Gameday skate held at ARS.com Rink at Amway Center
Wednesday, Nov. 23 – 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – RDV Sportsplex Ice Den
Thursday, Nov. 24 – NO PRACTICE – Thanksgiving Day game at 11 a.m. at ARS.com Rink at Amway Center
Friday, Nov. 25 – 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – RDV Sportsplex Ice Den
Practice locations and times are subject to change

Fans and media are invited to attend all on-ice practice sessions held at the RDV Sportsplex Ice Den, the official training facility of the Solar Bears. Flash photography and unauthorized video recording of Orlando Solar Bears practice sessions is not permitted. The RDV Sportsplex Ice Den is located at 8701 Maitland Summit Blvd., Orlando, FL 32810.

NEW APP:
The Solar Bears have released a brand-new mobile app, presented by BB&T, giving 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 new app is FREE and available for both iOS and Android devices.

ON THE AIR:
Orlandosolarbearshockey.com is now the broadcast home of the Solar Bears via the Mixlr streaming service. Radio broadcasts of Solar Bears games can be streamed online for free on any PC or mobile device. Pay-per-view video webcasts of all Solar Bears games are also available at ECHL.TV.

The Solar Bears return to the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center on Monday, Nov. 21 as they host the Missouri Mavericks at 7 p.m. Single-game tickets for the 2016-17 season 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.

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.

Follow the Solar Bears at OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com, Facebook, and Twitter (@OrlandoHockey) for all the latest news and updates. Stay in touch with Shades on Instagram by following SolarBearsHockey.

Season tickets, Corporate Flex vouchers, and Group tickets are a great way to entertain employees, co-workers, clients, friends and family. For more information on all of the Solar Bears ticket packages, call (407) 951-8200 or visit orlandosolarbearshockey.com/groups.

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