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Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Monarchs - Jan. 3, 2017

Tuesday, January 3rd
Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Monarchs - Jan. 3, 2017

Solar Bears Game 33 • Home Game 19 • ECHL Game 422

WHO: Orlando Solar Bears (17-10-4-1) vs. Manchester Monarchs (20-8-1-1)VENUE: ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.DATE: Tuesday, Jan. 3, 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: Ticket Tuesday Presented by iRentEverything – Enter your information here before 4 p.m. today for a chance to win four (4) tickets to the game this evening! Click here for Sweepstakes Official Rules & Conditions.TONIGHT:The Orlando Solar Bears host the Manchester Monarchs for the first and only meeting between the two teams during the regular season.

ONE MORE ASSIST FOR MANDERSON:Denver Manderson was retroactively awarded an additional assist from Saturday’s game against Greenville, giving him three assists overall in the contest. He has had four three-point games this season, and his 10 multi-point games leads Orlando. He now sits at 101 career points (32g-69a) in 109 games with the Solar Bears, making him only the second player in team history after Jacob Cepis (112 points) to reach the century mark.

MILLER CARRIES MULTI-POINT EFFORT INTO CLASH WITH MANCHESTER:Brenden Miller was one of Orlando’s stronger performers offensively against the Monarchs last season, as he posted a goal and two assists in four games against Manchester. The second-year defenseman heads into tonight’s matchup with a two-game point streak of two goals and an assist over that span.

KASKISUO EXPECTED TO START AGAINST MONARCHS:Kaskimir Kaskisuo should get the nod in goal tonight against Manchester, and is coming off a month in which he went 4-1-2 with a 2.83 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage.

HEAD TO HEADOverall: 0-0-0-0Home: 0-0-0-0Road: 0-0-0-02015-16 Overall: 2-3-0-12015-16 Home: 0-2-0-12015-16 Away: 2-1-0-0Last 5 Years: 2-3-0-1Last 5 Years Home: 0-2-0-1Last 5 Years Away: 2-1-0-0

ACTIVE LEADERSPoints: Faille & Manderson – 34Goals: Perry – 18Assists: Manderson – 25+/-: Manderson – +14PIM: Doherty – 49SOG: Faille – 124

BEAR TRACKER

  • Crane: Two points from 100 career ECHL points (53g-45a)

STREAKS

  • Faille: 4-game point streak (2g-3a)
  • Marchment: 3-game point streak (2g-1a)
  • Miller: 2-game point streak (2g-1a)

AFFILIATE NOTES:The Toronto Marlies take on the Manitoba Moose tonight at 8 p.m. when they take the ice at the MTS Centre, while the Toronto Maple Leafs are coming off of their thrilling 5-4 overtime win over Detroit on New Year’s Day in the Centennial Classic and visit the Washington Capitals this evening at 7 p.m.

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:

  • 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
  • Solar Bears vs. Allen Americans - Sunday, Jan. 29 - 1:30 p.m. – UCF vs. UF game following Solar Bears game

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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