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Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Swamp Rabbits - Dec. 31, 2016

Saturday, December 31st
Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Swamp Rabbits - Dec. 31, 2016

Solar Bears Game 32 • Home Game 18 • ECHL Game 417

WHO: Orlando Solar Bears (17-10-4-0) vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits (16-12-2-0)VENUE: ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.DATE: Saturday, Dec. 31, 4 p.m.WATCH: ECHL.TVLISTEN: Visit our website or download the new Solar Bears mobile app to listen to the game via MixlrPROMOTION: Coors Light Countdown to New Year’s – Purchase BOGO tickets for tonight’s game for as little as $16! Visit orlandosolarbearshockey.com/coors to take advantage of this offer for tonight and tomorrow’s matches against Greenville.TONIGHT:The Orlando Solar Bears conclude 2016 with a New Year’s Eve clash against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. Orlando leads the regular season series with eight standings points earned from a 3-2-1-0 head-to-head record.

FAILLE TAKES OVER TEAM SCORING LEAD AGAINST GREENVILLE:With his two-assist outing last night, Eric Faille has taken over the team lead against the Swamp Rabbits this season with six points (2g-4a) in six games; his 33 points also gives him the team scoring lead on the 2016-17 season. Recently-acquired forward Alex Gacek should also be a valuable asset against the Swamp Rabbits in particular, as he accumulated five points (3g-2a) in six games against Greenville while he was still with the South Carolina Stingrays.

CAMERANESI STILL TOPS AMONG ROOKIES:Tony Cameranesi’s goal last night ties him with Fort Wayne’s Mike Cazzola at 13 for the league rookie goal-scoring title – Cameranesi also leads all first-year players with 106 shots on goal.

DOHERTY SHOWCASING SKILL AND SIZE:Taylor Doherty enjoyed one of his more productive outings of the season in last night’s game against Greenville, as he had his second multi-point night of the year and added two shots on goal. His assist on Patrick Watling’s goal showcased the finesse that the hulking defenseman possesses, and he currently is second among defenseman in the Eastern Conference with a +14.

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

ACTIVE LEADERSPoints: Faille – 33Goals: Perry – 17Assists: Manderson – 22+/-: Doherty – +14PIM: Doherty – 40SOG: Faille – 119

BEAR TRACKER

  • Crane: Two points from 100 career ECHL points (53g-45a)
  • Manderson: Two points from 100 points with Orlando (32g-66a)

STREAKS

  • Faille: 3-game point streak (1g-3a)
  • Watling: 3-game point streak (1g-4a)

AFFILIATE NOTES:Brett Findlay was held off the scoresheet as the Toronto Marlies fell last night by a 4-2 score at Albany, while the Toronto Maple Leafs take on the Detroit Red Wings in the Centennial Classic on New Year’s Day.

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:

  • Solar Bears vs. Manchester Monarchs - Tuesday, Jan. 3 - 7 p.m. – Only 2016-17 regular season meeting against North Division-leading Manchester
  • Military Appreciation Night & Patriotic Jersey – Solar Bears vs. Florida Everblades - Saturday, Jan. 21 - 7 p.m.
  • Solar Bears vs. Allen Americans - Thursday, Jan. 26 - 7 p.m. – First-ever meeting between Orlando and the defending back-to-back Kelly Cup champions

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.

Upcoming Home Games

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Greenville Swamp Rabbits @ Orlando Solar Bears
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Greenville Swamp Rabbits @ Orlando Solar Bears
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Greenville Swamp Rabbits @ Orlando Solar Bears
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Greenville Swamp Rabbits @ Orlando Solar Bears
Sunday, April 28th
Greenville Swamp Rabbits @ Orlando Solar Bears
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