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Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Beast - Nov. 24, 2016

Thursday, November 24th
Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Beast - Nov. 24, 2016

Solar Bears Game 15 • Home Game 11 • ECHL Game 221

WHO: Orlando Solar Bears (7-5-2-0) vs. Brampton Beast (7-3-1-2)VENUE: ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.DATE: Thursday, Nov. 24, 11 a.m.WATCH: ECHL.TVLISTEN: Visit our website or download the new Solar Bears mobile app to listen to the game via MixlrTICKETS: Click hereTODAY:The Orlando Solar Bears host the Brampton Beast for the first time in their history. The Solar Bears traveled to the Greater Toronto Area last March for a three game set against Brampton, in which Orlando swept the series, outscoring the Beast by a 12-5 margin. The affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens made significant roster upgrades over the offseason, notably bringing in former South Carolina playmaker David Pacan. More than half of Brampton’s victories have come against the struggling Elmira Jackals, while all other wins for the club came beyond regulation.

OVERTIME SUITS SOLAR BEARS AND BEAST JUST FINE:Both Orlando and Brampton tied for the second-most games requiring overtime last season with 18, and the Beast are already the league leader this season with six overtime games heading into Wednesday night’s slate of matches.

ORLANDO’S TERRIFIC TRIO:Dating back to last Thursday, the line of Brett Findlay, Denver Manderson and Joe Perry have combined for 10 goals – accounting for nearly 59% of Orlando’s offense in the last three games. The ARS.com Rink at Amway has been especially friendly to Perry, as the forward has scored all nine of his goals on home ice – tops in the entire ECHL, while Denver Manderson’s 13 points in Orlando is tied for first with three other skaters.

BLOCK MAKES IMPRESSIVE RETURN:After beginning the season on the injured reserve, forward Austin Block was a welcome addition to the lineup as he potted two goals in his first game back. The speedy center’s performance was the first multi-goal game of his ECHL tenure. Since joining the Solar Bears in a mid-season trade last season, the team has a 5-2-1-0 record when he has recorded a point.

HEAD TO HEADOverall: 0-0-0-0Home: 0-0-0-0Road: 0-0-0-02015-16 Overall: 3-0-0-02015-16 Home: 0-0-0-02015-16 Away: 3-0-0-0Last 5 Years: 3-0-0-0Last 5 Years Home: 0-0-0-0Last 5 Years Away: 3-0-0-0

LEADERSPoints: Findlay & Manderson – 18Goals: Perry – 9Assists: Findlay – 13+/-: Findlay – +10PIM: Findlay – 14SOG: Faille – 63

BEAR TRACKER

  • Findlay: Needs two goals to tie Jacob Cepis and Brady Vail (35) for first
  • Baier: Needs two goals to tie Mickey Lang (32) for fourth in team history

STREAKS

  • Findlay: 3-game point streak (1g-5a)
  • Jutzi: 2-game assist streak (2a)
  • Maggio: 2-game assist streak (2a)
  • Manderson: 7-game point streak (5g-10a
  • Massa: 2-game win streak
  • Perry: 3-game point streak (5g-1a)

AFFILIATE NOTES:The Toronto Marlies fell on the road to the Albany Devils by a 3-1 score on Tuesday and are back in action Friday when they remain in the Empire State for a battle with the Syracuse Crunch on Friday. The Toronto Maple Leafs picked up a point in a 5-4 shootout loss to the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday.

NEW APP:The Solar Bears have released a brand-new mobile app, presented by BB&T, giving Solar Bears fans everything they need right in their pocket. The app is also home to the brand-new Loyalty & Rewards Program, which provides Solar Bears fans with opportunities to accumulate points and redeem them for exclusive prizes. The new app is FREE and available for both iOS and Android devices.

NEXT GAMES:

  • Maple Leafs affiliate jersey - vs. Brampton Beast - Saturday, Nov. 26 - 7 p.m.
  • Maple Leafs affiliate jersey - vs. Brampton Beast - Monday, Nov. 28 - 7 p.m.
  • Teddy Bear Toss, presented by Tijuna Flats - vs. Florida Everblades - Friday, Dec. 2 - 7 p.m.

Fans are encouraged to bring new teddy bears and other stuffed animals to be thrown onto the ice when Orlando scores its first goal of the game. The teddy bears and other stuffed animals will be collected and donated to local charities.

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.

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