TONIGHT: The Orlando Solar Bears (17-15-3-0) take on the Norfolk Admirals (15-18-2-2) for the second of three games this week. Tonight’s match will officially mark Orlando reaching the halfway point of the 2018-19 campaign as the team will play in its 36th game of the season. The Solar Bears hold a three-point lead on the Admirals for fourth place in the South Division standings.
EVER CHANGING HOCKEY LEAGUE: Through 35 games played this season, the Solar Bears have dressed a total of 41 different players who have seen ice time in games, due to various injuries, call-ups and trades that have affected the lineup. That figure is tied for the third-most of any team in the ECHL as of today. By comparison, last season’s squad used a total of 45 players.
TAMMELA ADDS TO TOTALS AGAINST ADMIRALS: Jonne Tammela notched his seventh goal of the season in the second period in Wednesday’s battle with the Admirals. The forward has added to his team-leading totals against Norfolk, with four points (2g-2a) through three games.
SCORING FIRST AND BUILDING A LEAD CRITICAL: Both the Solar Bears and Admirals have very similar patterns for success this season. Orlando is 11-2-1-0 when scoring first, while Norfolk is 11-5-0-1. The Solar Bears are also 13-0-0-0 when leading after two periods, while the Admirals are 10-0-0-0 in the same scenario.
NEXT GAMES: The Solar Bears conclude their three-game set against the Norfolk Admirals on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Norfolk Scope. The Solar Bears return home to host the Jacksonville Icemen on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. for a Wine Down Wednesday. Fans can take advantage of $5 wine specials during the game. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets for the game.
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 Ticketmaster.com.
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 orlandosolarbearshockey.com.
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 ARS.com 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 orlandosolarbearshockey.com/shop.