Preview: Solar Bears vs. Icemen — Nov. 6, 2018

WHO: Orlando Solar Bears vs. Jacksonville Icemen
VENUE: Rink at Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.
DATE: Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 10:30 a.m.
LISTEN: OSB Radio via Mixlr
PROMOTION: School Day Game – All Central Florida K-12 schools are invited to spend the morning with Orlando’s professional hockey team in a field trip atmosphere, where students will enjoy a unique educational experience while witnessing the fast-paced action of live ice hockey. Students will receive hockey-related educational materials that are consistent with STEM standards and cover math, science, geography and more.

TODAY: The Orlando Solar Bears (5-3-1-0) host their annual School Day Game against the Jacksonville Icemen (6-1-0-0). This is the second meeting of 12 total games this season between the Solar Bears and Icemen.

PEDERSEN FLYING HIGH: Rookie forward Brent Pedersen enters today’s game in the midst of a five-game point streak. Pedersen has collected seven points (3g-4a) over that span, and posted consecutive multi-point efforts last week against Greenville.

BOURKE SET TO PLAY 250TH CAREER GAME: Forward Troy Bourke will play in his 250th career pro game this afternoon. The bulk of his career has been spent within the Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning development systems. Bourke recorded a pair of assists in each of his first two games with Orlando after joining the Solar Bears last week.

TAKE THE LEAD: Both Orlando and Jacksonville own 4-0-0-0 records when leading after the second period. Today’s game will require a full 60-minute effort for Orlando to take the win and maintain its current five-game point streak (4-0-1-0). 

BEREHOWSKY CLOSING IN ON CENTURY MARK: With 97 career wins behind the bench of the Solar Bears, Drake Berehowsky is already the winningest head coach in the team’s ECHL tenure. He is only three wins away from joining former IHL Solar Bears bench boss Curt Fraser as the second head coach of a professional hockey team in Orlando to reach the century mark in coaching wins.

NEXT GAME: The Solar Bears head north to begin a five-game road trip, starting with their first meeting of the season with the South Carolina Stingrays on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7:05 p.m. at the North Charleston Coliseum. The Solar Bears return home to host South Carolina on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

2018-19 Season Presented by XYMOPrint:

The Orlando Solar Bears are proud to have local digital printing experts XYMOPrint as the presenting sponsor of the 2018-19 season. As a special offer, fans who call XYMOPrint at (888) 223-9390 from now until June 15, 2019 and reference the Solar Bears will receive 30% off their first order of 500 business cards.

2018-19 Single-Game Tickets Now on Sale: 

Single-game tickets for the Orlando Solar Bears 2018-19 regular season home schedule are now on sale. Fans can purchase single-game tickets for as little as $15 at the Amway Center box office, or online at

2018-19 Season Ticket Memberships:

Season Ticket Memberships for the seventh season of ECHL Orlando Solar Bears hockey are now on sale. Full and Half-Season memberships are both available, starting as low as $270. For more information, call (407) 951-8200 or visit

About the Orlando Solar Bears:

The Orlando Solar Bears are the proud affiliate of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning and members of the ECHL, the premier “AA” hockey league in North America. In six seasons of operation, the team has qualified for the Kelly Cup Playoffs four times. The Solar Bears are owned and operated by the Orlando Magic and the DeVos Family, and play at the Rink at Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.

Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased at