Preview: Solar Bears vs. Icemen — Feb. 8, 2019

WHO: Orlando Solar Bears vs. Jacksonville Icemen
VENUE: Rink at Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.
DATE: Friday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m.
LISTEN: OSB Radio via Mixlr

  • 80s Night – Make sure to stock up on the hairspray and wear your favorite 80s threads! The best 80s outfit will be going home with a gnarly Solar Bears prize pack. 

TONIGHT: The Orlando Solar Bears (23-18-3-0) square off for the second time this week against the Jacksonville Icemen (24-20-1-2). Orlando owns a 5-2-0-0 record against Jacksonville this season. The Solar Bears have won their last two games on home ice dating back to Jan. 6, a 4-1 win against South Carolina. Orlando is also a lifetime 7-0-0-0 on home ice against Jacksonville.

WE MEET AGAIN: The Solar Bears will play the second of four total games against the Icemen in the month of February tonight. Wednesday’s contest featured the fewest penalties in a head-to-head match with Jacksonville this season, as Orlando was only assessed one penalty in the match, while Jacksonville took two infractions. The Solar Bears previously scored a season-high seven goals against Jacksonville on Nov. 6 in a 7-4 victory.

TAMMELA CONTINUES TO LIGHT THE LAMP AGAINST THE ICEMEN: Forward Jonne Tammela’s goal on Wednesday was his fifth of the season against Jacksonville. The forward also notably recorded a hat trick against the Icemen on Dec. 27 in Orlando’s 4-3 win at Veterans Memorial Arena.

MCAULEY BUILDING ON POINT STREAK: With his assist on Tammela’s goal on Wednesday, forward Colby McAuley was able to push his point streak to eight games (3g-8a), the longest point streak by a Solar Bears player this season. McAuley now has the opportunity to set his sights on the franchise record of 13 games, shared by Greg Miller (11g-11a; Nov. 8-30, 2014) and Denver Manderson (7g-13a; Nov. 11-Dec. 5, 2014).

NEXT GAMES: The Solar Bears hit the road to battle the Icemen tomorrow, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Arena. Orlando’s next home game is Single & Mingle Night against the Icemen on Friday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets for the game.

Fighting Four Packs presented by CenturyLink:

Gear up for the second half of the 2018-19 season with a Fighting Four Pack, presented by CenturyLink! Pick any four remaining home games and get $65 dollars in gift certificates to Dick’s Sporting Goods, First Watch, QDOBA Mexican Eats and a FREE center ice ticket to the Saturday, Feb. 23 game against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits, part of Hockey Fights Cancer Weekend, presented by XYMOPrint. Packs start as low as $69.99 – CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE.

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