Weekly Report: November 28, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears conclude their 10-game homestand with two games at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center this week. The Solar Bears finish their series with the Brampton Beast on Monday, Nov. 28, and take on the Florida Everblades on Friday, Dec. 2, before facing Florida at Germain Arena on Saturday, Dec. 3.

THIS WEEK:

Monday, Nov. 28, 7 p.m.
ARS.com Rink at Amway Center – Orlando, Fla.
Orlando Solar Bears vs. Brampton Beast

Friday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m.
ARS.com Rink at Amway Center – Orlando, Fla.
Orlando Solar Bears vs. Florida Everblades
Promotion: Teddy Bear Toss presented by Tijuana Flats – Fans are encouraged to bring new teddy bears or stuffed animals to throw onto the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center ice when the Solar Bears score their first goal of the game. All fans who bring a teddy bear or stuffed animal will receive a voucher good for a future Orlando Solar Bears home game. The stuffed animals will be collected and donated to needy children through local charities. Fans can purchase BOGO tickets to this game at orlandosolarbearshockey.com/teddy.

Saturday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m.
Germain Arena – Estero, Fla.
Orlando Solar Bears at Florida Everblades

Orlando
9-5-2-0, 20 points
3rd place, South Division 

Brampton Beast
7-5-1-2, 17 points
5th place, North Division 

Florida Everblades
12-2-1-2, 27 points
1st place, South Division 

LAST WEEK: 3-0-1-0 

Monday, Nov. 21 – Missouri 4, Orlando 3 OT
Orlando faced the Missouri Mavericks for the first time in team history, but the Mavericks came away with the first victory after twice rallying to tie the score and eventually winning on a Justin Selman goal in overtime.

Tuesday, Nov. 22 – Orlando 7, Missouri 2
The Solar Bears avenged their overtime loss from the previous night when they went on a six-goal run that included a hat trick performance from Joe Perry en route to a 7-2 victory.

Thursday, Nov. 24 – Orlando 4, Brampton 2
Orlando won its second straight game on home ice for the first time this season when they doubled up the Brampton Beast on Thanksgiving. Patrick Watling scored twice for Orlando in the first period, and Mason Marchment broke a third period tie for his first professional goal and the eventual game-winner.

Saturday, Nov. 26 – Orlando 5, Brampton 2
Following a scoreless first period in which Ryan Massa made 15 saves, the Solar Bears scored twice in the second period, and were tied at 2-2 heading into the third. Tony Cameranesi put Orlando ahead for good, and the Solar Bears received insurance goals from Austin Block and Taylor Doherty to win their third straight.

BEAR TRACKS:

Liambas Joins Predators
Former Solar Bears forward Mike Liambas was recalled from the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals by the Nashville Predators on Saturday for his first-ever NHL recall. Liambas played 32 games with Orlando in the 2012-13 season, in which he posted nine points and 151 penalty minutes. 

Bears Heating Up South Division
Thanks to its strong play, Orlando has posted the best record of any South Division team over its stretch of 10 previous games (7-2-1-0) and is now only seven points back of division leader Florida with one game in hand. Orlando is also only three points behind second place Atlanta with six games in hand. 

Goal Scoring Production Remains High
The Solar Bears still have maintained a strong offensive output, averaging 3.69 goals per game, good for fifth in the ECHL. The team continues to lead the league in shots per game, averaging 38.94 shots per game, over two more than second place Florida. Shot volume appears to be an early indicator of the team’s success: the Solar Bears are 8-3-1-0 when out-shooting their opponents.

PRACTICE SCHEDULE:
Monday, Nov. 28 – Gameday skate held at ARS.com Rink at Amway Center
Tuesday, Nov. 29 – 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – RDV Sportsplex Ice Den
Wednesday, Nov. 30 – 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – RDV Sportsplex Ice Den
Thursday, Dec. 1 – 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – RDV Sportsplex Ice Den
Friday, Dec. 2 – Gameday skate held at ARS.com Rink at Amway Center
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.

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.