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Game Preview: Solar Bears at Gladiators - Dec. 11, 2016

Sunday, December 11th
Game Preview: Solar Bears at Gladiators - Dec. 11, 2016

Solar Bears Game 23 • Away Game 9 • ECHL Game 314

WHO: Orlando Solar Bears (13-7-2-0) at Atlanta Gladiators (10-11-2-1)VENUE: Infinite Energy Arena, Duluth, Ga.DATE: Sunday, Dec. 11, 2:05 p.m.WATCH: ECHL.TVLISTEN: Visit our website or download the new Solar Bears mobile app to listen to the game via MixlrTODAY:The Orlando Solar Bears finish off their second of two games at Infinite Energy Arena against the Atlanta Gladiators. So far this season, the road team has been the victor in each game. Today’s game is the only league game featuring opponents from the South Division.

MANDERSON ON CUSP OF CENTURY MARK FOR GAMES:Denver Manderson’s next game for the Solar Bears will be the 100th of his career with Orlando. The alternate captain will join seven other Solar Bears to reach the century mark in games played. His assist on Friday also gave him 91 career points for Orlando, tying him with Eric Baier for second place on the franchise list behind only Jacob Cepis (112 points).

MAKE IT TWO:The Solar Bears power play continues to be a source of strength against the Gladiators after Friday’s performance – three times this season Orlando has scored twice on the man advantage against Atlanta, and the team’s power play is operating at a 7-for-21 (33.3%) success rate when up a man.

FAILLE TAKES THE LEAD AGAINST GLADSEric Faille now holds the team scoring lead against Atlanta this season, with six points (1g-5a) in four games. The third-year pro has been one of Orlando’s most productive offensive performers this season, as he has strung together several point streaks and only gone without points in back-to-back games once.

HEAD TO HEADOverall: 2-2-0-0Home: 0-2-0-0Road: 2-0-0-02015-16 Overall: 3-1-1-12015-16 Home: 2-1-0-02015-16 Away: 1-0-1-1Last 5 Years: 22-16-4-4Last 5 Years Home: 14-6-1-1Last 5 Years Away: 8-10-3-3

LEADERSPoints: Manderson  – 25Goals: Perry – 13Assists: Findlay – 18+/-: Manderson – +14PIM: Findlay – 26SOG: Faille – 90

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)
  • Faille: 2-game assist streak (2a)
  • Kaskisuo: 3-game win streak
  • Miller: 2-game assist streak (2a)
  • Watling: 2-game point streak (1g-1a)

AFFILIATE NOTES:The Toronto Marlies are idle today after former Solar Bears player Daniel Maggio scored and Toronto went on to beat the Hartford Wolf Pack by a 5-3 score on the road on Saturday, while the Toronto Maple Leafs came away with a 4-1 road win in Boston last night and are looking to put a win streak together as they host the Colorado Avalanche this evening.

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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