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Game Preview: Solar Bears at Gladiators - Dec. 9, 2016

Friday, December 9th
Game Preview: Solar Bears at Gladiators - Dec. 9, 2016

Solar Bears Game 22 • Away Game 8 • ECHL Game 297

WHO: Orlando Solar Bears (12-7-2-0) at Atlanta Gladiators (10-10-2-1)VENUE: Infinite Energy Arena, Duluth, Ga.DATE: Friday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m.WATCH: ECHL.TVLISTEN: Visit our website or download the new Solar Bears mobile app to listen to the game via MixlrTONIGHT:The Orlando Solar Bears take on the Atlanta Gladiators for the first time since Nov. 5, when the Solar Bears came back to score a franchise-record seven third period goals on their way to a 8-5 victory over the Gladiators.

POWER PLAY CLICKING AGAINST ATLANTA:The Solar Bears have enjoyed a white-hot power play against the Gladiators this season, as Orlando has managed five goals on 16 chances for a 31.3% clip against Atlanta.

FINDLAY REMAINS AT 34 CAREER GOALS WITH ORLANDO:A score change following Thursday night’s game credited Orlando’s third-period power-play goal to Joe Perry, bringing Brett Findlay back to six on the year and at 34 career goals in a Solar Bears jersey; the forward will have to wait a little longer to tie Brady Vail and Jacob Cepis for the franchise mark.

PERRY LEADS THE WAY:Joe Perry holds the team lead for goals against Atlanta this season with three through three contests. Through the first three games of Orlando’s 10-game road trip, Perry has also found the back of the net three times for his first goals on the road this season, and carries a goal against Greenville from last night into this evening’s match.

HEAD TO HEADOverall: 1-2-0-0Home: 0-2-0-0Road: 1-0-0-02015-16 Overall: 3-1-1-12015-16 Home: 2-1-0-02015-16 Away: 1-0-1-1Last 5 Years: 21-16-4-4Last 5 Years Home: 14-6-1-1Last 5 Years Away: 7-10-3-3

LEADERSPoints: Manderson  – 24Goals: Perry – 13Assists: Findlay – 18+/-: Manderson – +13PIM: Findlay – 24SOG: Faille – 89

BEAR TRACKER

  • Findlay: Needs one goal to tie Jacob Cepis and Brady Vail (35) for first in team history

STREAKS

  • Crane: 4-game point streak: (5g-1a)
  • Findlay: 6-game point streak (1g-5a)

AFFILIATE NOTES:The Toronto Marlies face the Providence Bruins tonight, while the Toronto Maple Leafs head to Boston to face the Bruins in an Original Six matchup 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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