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Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Everblades - Dec. 2, 2016

Friday, December 2nd
Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Everblades - Dec. 2, 2016

Solar Bears Game 18 • Home Game 14 • ECHL Game 260

WHO: Orlando Solar Bears (10-5-2-0) vs. Florida Everblades (12-2-1-2)VENUE: ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.DATE: Friday, Dec. 2, 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 herePROMOTION:Tonight’s game features the team’s annual Teddy Bear Toss, presented by Tijuana Flats. 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. All fans who bring a teddy bear or stuffed animal will receive a voucher good for a ticket to a future Solar Bears home game, while fans can purchase BOGO tickets to Friday’s Teddy Bear Toss game at orlandosolarbearshockey.com/teddy.

TONIGHT:The Orlando Solar Bears host their annual Teddy Bear Toss game in a Wawa Sunshine Cup battle against the Florida Everblades. This will be Orlando’s first encounter with their in-state rivals since Opening Night on Oct. 22.

The Solar Bears Teddy Bear Toss goals are as follows:

  • 2015-16: Christopher Clapperton – 2nd, 9:09 – Dec. 5, 2015 – Orlando 4, Atlanta 0
  • 2014-15: Ben Rosen – 1st, 1:03 – Dec. 11, 2014 – Orlando 5, Elmira 2
  • 2013-14: Colton Jobke – 3rd, 19:54 – Dec. 7, 2013 – South Carolina 5, Orlando 1
  • 2012-13: Nick Petersen – 2nd, 9:05 – Dec. 7, 2012 – Fort Wayne 5, Orlando 4 SO

HOME SWEET HOME:After beginning the season with a 2-5-0-0 record at home, the Solar Bears have surged to the top of the league standings for home ice performance; the team has since gone on a 5-0-1-0 tear as it nears the end of a 10-game homestand, bringing Orlando to a 7-5-1-0 record at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center for a total of 15 standings points – the most accrued by any home team in the Eastern Conference this season.

WE’LL GO SHOT FOR SHOT:Orlando and Florida are first and second in the league respectively with an average of 38.82 and 36.18 shots for per game. Both teams also have the most wins of any Eastern Conference team when out-shooting their opponents: The Solar Bears are 9-3-1-0, while the Everblades are 11-2-1-2.

CAMERANESI PROVIDING TIMELY GOAL SCORING:Rookie Tony Cameranesi’s play against Brampton has helped move him into a nine-way tie for second place in game-winning goals with three on the season, after recording back-to-back game-winning tallies last Thursday and Saturday. His three total game-winners account for half of his goal-scoring output this season.

HEAD TO HEADOverall: 0-1-0-0Home: 0-1-0-0Road: 0-0-0-02015-16 Overall: 4-10-0-02015-16 Home: 2-6-0-02015-16 Away: 2-4-0-0Last 5 Years: 24-33-2-1Last 5 Years Home: 11-17-1-0Last 5 Years Away: 13-16-1-1

LEADERSPoints: Findlay  – 20Goals: Perry – 10Assists: Findlay – 15+/-: Findlay – +10PIM: Findlay – 16SOG: Faille – 76

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 moves him past Garret Sparks for most career wins (currently tied with 26)

STREAKS

  • Block: 2-game point streak (1g-1a)
  • Cameranesi: 3-game point streak (3g-3a)
  • Crane: 2-game goal streak: (2g)
  • Doherty: 4-game assist streak (1g-4a)
  • Faille: 4-game point streak (2g-4a)
  • Findlay: 2-game assist streak (2a)
  • Massa: 4-game win streak
  • Perry: 2-game point streak (1g-1a)

AFFILIATE NOTES:The Toronto Marlies fell to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Tuesday at home and face the Rochester Americans on the road tonight at 7:05 p.m. The Toronto Maple Leafs were shutout by Calgary on Wednesday by a 3-0 score and continue their swing through western Canada on Saturday.

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:

  • Ugly Sweater jersey - Solar Bears vs. Florida Everblades - Thursday, Dec. 22 - 7 p.m.
  • Solar Bears vs. Florida Everblades - Tuesday, Dec. 27 - 7 p.m.
  • Solar Bears vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits - Friday, Dec. 30 - 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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