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Game Preview: Solar Bears at Nailers - Dec. 14, 2016

Wednesday, December 14th
Game Preview: Solar Bears at Nailers - Dec. 14, 2016

Solar Bears Game 24 • Away Game 10 • ECHL Game 320

WHO: Orlando Solar Bears (14-7-2-0) at Wheeling Nailers (11-8-2-0)VENUE: WesBanco Arena, Wheeling, W. Va.DATE: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 7:05 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 begin a four-game stretch of games against non-division opponents with a game against the Wheeling Nailers of the North Division.

MASSA EXPECTED IN GOAL TONIGHT:Ryan Massa will look to maintain his perfect record against the Nailers tonight, as the goaltender was in between the pipes for both of Orlando’s wins against Wheeling last season, recording a 2.50 goals-against average through the pair of games while making 53 total saves.

FAMILIAR FACE:Denver Manderson gets a crack against his former team tonight, as the Solar Bears alternate captain suited up for the Nailers for his first three seasons in the ECHL from 2011-14. Manderson had since gone on to record his finest season with Orlando in 2014-15, and is currently enjoying a bounce-back campaign, as he leads the team with 26 points (9g-17a) and is tied for 10th in league scoring.

SHOT ABUNDANCEThe Solar Bears are the only team in the Eastern Conference – and only second in the league – to have at least three skaters in the top 20 in total shots on goal. Eric Faille is fourth in the league with 94, while Tony Cameranesi is 12th with 75, and Denver Manderson is 16th with 73.

HEAD TO HEADOverall: 0-0-0-0Home: 0-0-0-0Road: 0-0-0-02015-16 Overall: 2-0-0-02015-16 Home: 0-0-0-02015-16 Away: 2-0-0-0Last 5 Years: 7-0-0-0Last 5 Years Home: 3-0-0-0Last 5 Years Away: 4-0-0-0

LEADERSPoints: Manderson  – 26Goals: Perry – 14Assists: Findlay – 19+/-: Manderson – +15PIM: Miller – 31SOG: Faille – 94

BEAR TRACKER

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

STREAKS

  • Brouillard: 2-game point streak (1g-1a)
  • Cameranesi: 2-game point streak (1g-2a)
  • Crane: 4-game point streak: (5g-1a)
  • Faille: 3-game point streak (1g-3a)
  • Kaskisuo: 4-game win streak
  • Manderson: 2-game assist streak (2a)
  • Watling: 3-game point streak (2g-2a)

AFFILIATE NOTES:After defeating the Hartford Wolf Pack on Saturday by a 5-3 score, the Toronto Marlies take on the Rochester Americans tonight at 7 p.m. The Toronto Maple Leafs host the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday after falling to the San Jose Sharks in a 3-2 shootout loss on Tuesday.

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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