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Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Beast - Nov. 26, 2016

Saturday, November 26th
Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Beast - Nov. 26, 2016

Solar Bears Game 16 • Home Game 12 • ECHL Game 233

WHO: Orlando Solar Bears (8-5-2-0) vs. Brampton Beast (7-4-1-2)VENUE: ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.DATE: Saturday, Nov. 26, 7 p.m.WATCH: ECHL.TVLISTEN: Visit our website or download the new Solar Bears mobile app to listen to the game via MixlrTICKETS: Click hereTONIGHT:The Orlando Solar Bears face the Brampton Beast in the second of a three-game home series. Orlando came away with the 4-2 victory in the first meeting of the season on Thursday.

WATLING HAS KILLER INSTINCT AGAINST BEAST:Dating back to last season’s three-game set against the Beast in Brampton, Patrick Watling now has six points (3g-3a) in three career games against the Beast. The forward has also recorded at least a point in all but four games so far this season for the Solar Bears.

MASSA MAKING HISTORY:Ryan Massa passed John Curry on Thursday for second all-time in franchise history in career appearances (46), and will tie Garret Sparks for the top mark in his next game. The goalie’s next victory will also tie Sparks’ record for most career wins in team history (26). Thursday’s game also gave him sole possession for most minutes played in team history at 2,579, passing Sparks’ previous record of 2,558.

THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT:Mason Marchment’s goal on Thursday gave the Solar Bears five rookies who have scored at least a goal this season, joining Nikolas Brouillard, Tony Cameranesi, Ben Danford and Jon Jutzi.

BEHAVED BEARS:Orlando is second in the Eastern Conference with the fewest penalty minutes per game, behind only Elmira. The Solar Bears have largely stayed out of the box thanks to an average of 9.93 penalty minutes per game and have only incurred one major penalty the whole season.

HEAD TO HEADOverall: 1-0-0-0Home: 1-0-0-0Road: 0-0-0-02015-16 Overall: 3-0-0-02015-16 Home: 0-0-0-02015-16 Away: 3-0-0-0Last 5 Years: 4-0-0-0Last 5 Years Home: 1-0-0-0Last 5 Years Away: 3-0-0-0

LEADERSPoints: Findlay & Manderson – 18Goals: Perry – 9Assists: Findlay – 13+/-: Findlay – +10PIM: Findlay – 16SOG: Faille – 66

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
  • Massa: Next win ties with Garret Sparks for most career wins (26).

STREAKS

  • Doherty: 2-game assist streak (2a)
  • Faille: 2-game point streak (1g-2a)
  • Massa: 3-game win streak

AFFILIATE NOTES:Today marks a doubleheader of Toronto games at the Air Canada Centre. The Marlies host the Utica Comets at 1:30 p.m. while the Maple Leafs host the Washington Capitals tonight at 7 p.m.

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 HOME GAMES:

  • Maple Leafs affiliate jersey - Solar Bears vs. Brampton Beast - Monday, Nov. 28 - 7 p.m.
  • Teddy Bear Toss, presented by Tijuana Flats - Solar Bears 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.

  • Ugly Sweater jersey - Solar Bears vs. Florida Everblades - Thursday, Dec. 22 - 7 p.m.

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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