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Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Gladiators - Oct. 29, 2016

Saturday, October 29th
Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Gladiators - Oct. 29, 2016

Solar Bears Game 4 • Home Game 4 • ECHL Game 81

WHO: Orlando Solar Bears (1-2-0-0) vs. Atlanta Gladiators (3-3-1-1)VENUE: ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.DATE: Saturday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m.WATCH: ECHL.TVLISTEN: OSBN on MixlrTICKETS: CLICK HERE

PROMOTION:The zombie apocalypse hits the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center on Saturday, Oct. 29 as part of Zombies on Ice, presented by NYZ Orlando, when the Orlando Solar Bears take on the Atlanta Gladiators at 7 p.m. The night will include specialty zombie jerseys worn by your Solar Bears players, matching coozie giveaway to the first 3,000 fans in attendance and spine-tingling in-game entertainment.

We invite you to dress up in your best zombie and Halloween attire*, and face painters will be on hand to transform you and your friends into zombies!

We will also select NYZ Orlando Zombie Fans of the Game, who will receive a Zombies on Ice prize pack, made up of a Friends & Family 5-person admission to NYZ’s zombie survival experience, a $300 value, and four gold seats to an upcoming Orlando Solar Bears home game, courtesy of NYZ Orlando and your Orlando Solar Bears.

The specialty zombie jerseys will be auctioned off following the game, and proceeds will be donated to a local charity.

*Please adhere to the Amway Center guidelines and policies for prohibited items when preparing to attend the game in costume.

TONIGHT:The Orlando Solar Bears take on the Atlanta Gladiators for the second of two consecutive home matches against each other in as many nights.

SHOOT TO THRILL:The Solar Bears lead the Eastern Conference (3rd in league) with 36.33 shots for per game. That average was bumped up thanks to Friday night’s 52-shot performance, in which Ethan Werek led the way for Orlando with 10 shots on goal, one shy of tying Eric Baier’s franchise record of 11, set on Nov. 8, 2015 vs. Florida. The 52 shots on goal in a single game represent the highest total so far by one team this season.

SPECIAL TEAMS GLANCE:After being limited to only one opportunity on the man advantage in the first game, Orlando has earned nine power play chances in the past two games, and has converted on 33.3 percent. The team’s total power play percentage of 30 percent is second in the entire league. The penalty kill, meanwhile has been identified by the coaching staff as an area that can be improved upon, as the Solar Bears have surrendered a power play goal half the time the team has been forced to play shorthanded.

OUT OF THE GATE:The Solar Bears have shown through the first three games that the team builds on its offensive output as it gets deeper into the game. Orlando has managed one goal in the first period, but has scored three goals in both the second and third period so far this season.

HEAD TO HEADOverall: 0-1-0-0Home: 0-1-0-0Road: 0-0-0-02015-16 Overall: 3-1-1-12015-16 Home: 2-1-0-02015-16 Away: 1-0-1-1Last 5 Years: 20-15-4-4Last 5 Years Home: 14-5-1-1Last 5 Years Away: 6-11-3-3

LEADERSPoints: Multiple – 3Goals: Perry – 2Assists: Faille – 3+/-: Multiple – +1PIM: Multiple – 2SOG: Werek – 16

BEAR TRACKER

  • Findlay: Needs four goals to pass Mickey Lang (32) for fourth in team history
  • Manderson: Needs two points to pass Mike Ullrich (67) for fifth in team history
  • Montgomery: Next game is 150th pro game

STREAKS

  • Brace: two-game assist streak (2a)
  • Faille: three-game assist streak (3a)
  • Findlay: two-game point streak (1g-1a)
  • Werek: two-game point streak (1g-2a)

AFFILIATE NOTES:The Toronto Marlies extended their win streak to four games with a 3-0 blanking of the Albany Devils last night, and rematch today at 5 p.m. Meanwhile, the Toronto Maple Leafs are in Montreal tonight to face their rivals, the Canadiens, with a 7 p.m. puck drop.

NEXT GAME: The Solar Bears hit the road for four games, starting with a visit to the South Carolina Stingrays on Tuesday, Nov. 1 for a 7:05 p.m. start at the North Charleston Coliseum.

The Orlando Solar Bears return home on Thursday, Nov. 10, when they host the Stingrays at 7 p.m. at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center. Single-game tickets 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.

Upcoming Home Games

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Atlanta Gladiators
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Puck Drops:
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Kia Center
Atlanta Gladiators
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Friday, March 1st
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8:00 PM EST
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Kia Center
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Wednesday, March 6th
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Puck Drops:
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