Solar Bears Game 10 • Home Game 6 • ECHL Game 156
WHO: Orlando Solar Bears (4-4-1-0) vs. South Carolina Stingrays (4-4-1-0)VENUE: ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.DATE: Saturday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m.WATCH: ECHL.TVLISTEN: Vist our website to listen to the game via MixlrTICKETS: Click herePROMOTION:Tonight’s game is part of Teacher Appreciation Weekend and also Girl Scout Night. The Solar Bears have also teamed up with United Against Poverty Orlando to host a food drive. Fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable canned food items to the game, to be collected upon entry to the Amway Center at the Disney Atrium or GEICO Gateway pedestrian bridge. Fans who donate to the food drive will be entered into a raffle to win four Gold Seats to a future Solar Bears regular season home game.
TONIGHT:The Orlando Solar Bears face the South Carolina Stingrays after falling to their opponent by a 5-1 score on Thursday night.
MANDERSON FINDING STRIDE:After being held off the scoresheet through Orlando’s first three games, forward Denver Manderson has come alive for the Solar Bears, recording seven points (2g-5a) in the team’s last six games, including the OT-winning goal against Greenville on Nov. 4. Manderson also set up Brett Findlay for the team’s lone goal against South Carolina on Thursday. Both games in which Manderson recorded two points resulted in wins for the Solar Bears.
FINDLAY CONTINUES TO SCORCH STINGRAYS:With his power-play marker against the Stingrays on Thursday, Brett Findlay has continued his hot stretch of play against South Carolina, as the forward has scored in all three games against Orlando’s South Division rival this season and has tacked on two assists as well. He also now tied with former 2013-14 ECHL MVP Mickey Lang for fourth in team history in goals (32).
SOLAR BEARS STILL TOPS IN SHOTS:Through nine games, the Solar Bears have racked up 339 shots on goal for a league-leading 37.67 shots on goal per game. Helping Orlando reach that mark is rookie Tony Cameranesi, tied for seventh among rookies this year with 24 shots on goal, and who has put up 15 shots through five games in the month of November.
HEAD TO HEADOverall: 2-1-0-0Home: 1-1-0-0Road: 1-0-0-02015-16 Overall: 2-5-0-12015-16 Home: 0-4-0-02015-16 Away: 2-1-0-1Last 5 Years: 15-20-3-2Last 5 Years Home: 6-12-2-1Last 5 Years Away: 9-8-1-1
LEADERSPoints: Findlay – 11Goals: Findlay – 4Assists: Faille & Findlay – 7+/-: Watling – +2PIM: Moore – 25SOG: Faille – 33
- Findlay: Needs one goal to pass Mickey Lang (32) for fourth in team history; four goals to pass Jacob Cepis and Brady Vail (35) for first
- Baier: Needs four goals to pass Mickey Lang (32) for fourth in team history; four points to pass Brady Vail (87) for second in team history
- Findlay: 3-game point streak (2g-2a)
- Manderson: 3-game point streak (1g-3a)
AFFILIATE NOTES:The Toronto Marlies blanked the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 3-0 on Friday night and are in Allentown, Pa. to face the Lehigh Valley Phantoms tonight at PPL Center. The Toronto Maple Leafs scored four goals in the third period to rally for a 6-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers yesterday, and face the Pittsburgh Penguins on the road tonight.
NEXT GAME:The Orlando Solar Bears complete their three-game set against the South Carolina Stingrays on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 1:30 p.m. at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center. Sunday’s game continues Teacher Appreciation Weekend, and is also Epilepsy Awareness Night.
The game also marks the first FAIRWINDS Solar Bears Sunday of the season – the first 100 FAIRWINDS members to show their FAIRWINDS debit or credit card, as well as their ID, at the Amway Center box office window on Sunday will score two free tickets for that day’s game. Even if you’re running a bit late, all FAIRWINDS members will receive a buy one, get one offer for that night’s game once all the free tickets have been claimed. Click here for more information.