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Game Preview: Solar Bears at Eagles - Jan. 6, 2017

Friday, January 6th
Game Preview: Solar Bears at Eagles - Jan. 6, 2017

Solar Bears Game 34 • Away Game 15 • ECHL Game 431

WHO: Orlando Solar Bears (17-10-4-2) at Colorado Eagles (19-9-1-3)VENUE: Budweiser Events Center, Loveland, Colo.DATE: Friday, Jan. 6, 9:05 p.m. ETWATCH: ECHL.TVLISTEN: Listen on KPAW 107.9 FMTONIGHT:The Orlando Solar Bears visit the Colorado Eagles for the first time in their history. The Solar Bears split a pair of games on home ice with Colorado during the 2013-14 campaign. Since then, the Eagles have affiliated with the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche and the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage.

FAR FROM HOME:The ECHL Travel Directory Mileage Chart lists the distance from Orlando to Loveland as 1,882 miles; this stop in the Rocky Mountains is the furthest Orlando has traveled since visiting the Las Vegas Wranglers and Ontario (Calif.) Reign in 2012-13.

SOLAR BEARS HAVE TIES TO THE CENTENNIAL STATE:This weekend’s slate of games represents a homecoming of sorts for some Solar Bears players. Orlando’s active roster currently has three players who were born in Colorado, the most of any state in the Union: Darik Angeli (Lakewood), Austin Block (Denver) and Ryan Massa (Littleton).

FAILLE HELPING DRIVE SUCCESS FOR THE SOLAR BEARS IN MULTI-POINT GAMES:Eric Faille’s two-assist night on Tuesday gave him his ninth multi-point game this season, second on the team behind only Denver Manderson. When Faille has scored more than one point in a game this season, the Solar Bears are an impressive 7-0-1-1 (.842 win percentage).

MARCHMENT PICKS UP WHERE HE LEFT OFF:At the time of his recall to the Toronto Marlies in late November, Mason Marchment had been in the midst of a three-game point streak. The rookie was able to extend that to a fourth game with an assist on Tuesday against Manchester in his return to the lineup.

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

ACTIVE LEADERSPoints: Faille – 36Goals: Perry – 18Assists: Manderson – 25+/-: Manderson – +14PIM: Miller – 43SOG: Faille – 128

BEAR TRACKER

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

STREAKS

  • Faille: 5-game point streak (2g-5a)
  • Marchment: 4-game point streak (2g-2a)
  • Miller: 3-game point streak (3g-1a)

AFFILIATE NOTES:The Toronto Marlies are idle today following a 4-3 win over the Manitoba Moose on Wednesday, while the Toronto Maple Leafs travel to Prudential Center to face the New Jersey Devils tonight at 7:30 p.m.

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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