TONIGHT: The Orlando Solar Bears (24-18-3-0) complete the week’s three-game set against the Jacksonville Icemen (24-21-1-2). Orlando owns a 6-2-0-0 record against Jacksonville this season. The Solar Bears have won their last three games against the Icemen dating back to Dec. 29. A victory tonight would allow Orlando to move up into third place in the South Division and just one point behind second-place South Carolina (54 points).
MONFREDO ENJOYING OFFENSIVE STRETCH: Defenseman Mike Monfredo’s assist in Friday’s win pushed the veteran blueliner’s point streak to four games (1g-4a), the longest such stretch during his five years in the ECHL. Monfredo is only four points away from matching his total of 23 from last season, and only three goals away from matching his single-season career-high of eight.
DONAGHEY BACK FROM SUSPENSION: The Solar Bears blue line will receive a welcome boost tonight with the return of Cody Donaghey. The defenseman is fresh off a five-game suspension, and leads the team’s defensive corps in scoring with 25 points (9g-16a) and is tied with Mitch Hults for the team lead in power-play goals with four.
OUELLETTE GETS THE START AGAIN: Goalie Martin Ouellette will make his sixth consecutive start for Orlando since returning from the American Hockey League in late January. In his previous five outings, Ouellette has gone 4-1-0 with a 2.15 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage.
NEXT GAMES: The Solar Bears remain on the road but stay in the Sunshine State when they face the Florida Everblades on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Hertz 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 a Single & Mingle Night package that includes a ticket to the game, one drink ticket and access to an exclusive Single & Mingle pregame mixer before 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 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.