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Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Admirals - Feb. 19, 2017

Sunday, February 19th
Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Admirals - Feb. 19, 2017

Solar Bears Game 53 • Home Game 27 • ECHL Game 697

WHO: Orlando Solar Bears (26-18-6-2) vs. Norfolk Admirals (18-28-4-0)VENUE: ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.DATE: Sunday, Feb. 19, 1:30 p.m.WATCH: ECHL.TVLISTEN: Listen on MixlrTICKETS: Click herePROMOTION: Faith & Family Weekend presented by Auto Justice Attorney Michael T. Gibson, P.A. featuring The Master’s Academy + food drive to support The Forgotten Ones - a ministry to kids aging out of foster care.

Sunday’s game is also a FAIRWINDS Solar Bears Sunday – the first 100 FAIRWINDS members to show their FAIRWINDS debit or credit card, as well as their ID, at the Amway Center box office window on Sunday will score two free tickets for that day’s game. Even if you’re running a bit late, all FAIRWINDS members will receive a buy one, get one offer for that night’s game once all the free tickets have been claimed. Click here for more information.TODAY:The Orlando Solar Bears seek a regular season series sweep against the Norfolk Admirals this afternoon. The Solar Bears remain undefeated against the Admirals at home since Norfolk began play last season; Orlando is 4-0-0-0 at home against their opponent and has outscored Norfolk by a 23-12 margin over those four contests.

BEREHOWSKY ONE WIN AWAY FROM 50 WINS WITH ORLANDO:Solar Bears head coach Drake Berehowsky is one victory away from 50 in his career with the Solar Bears. After guiding Orlando during it’s Out of Hibernation season in 2012-13, Berehowsky returned behind the bench in mid-November; since then, the team has gone 21-13-7 (.598) under his leadership.

LANG’S RECORD IN SIGHT FOR PERRY:With five goals over his last nine games, Joe Perry is now within striking distance of tying the ECHL Solar Bears single-season record of 27 goals set by Mickey Lang in 2013-14. The third-year pro matched his own personal-best of 26 goals last night after previously reaching the mark in his rookie season of 2014-15 with the Quad City Mallards.

SHOOT ‘EM UP:The Solar Bears put up 41 shots on goal on Friday night, giving them their third straight game with at least 40 shots on goal; this is the second time this season that Orlando has managed this particular feat, as the club managed this pattern in Drake Berehowsky’s first three games back behind the bench for the Solar Bears in mid-November. Orlando has maintained its place atop the ECHL leaderboard with an average of 37.08 shots for per game, nearly two shots more on average than second-place Florida (35.18).

HEAD TO HEADOverall: 2-0-0-0Home: 2-0-0-0Away: 0-0-0-02015-16 Overall: 3-1-1-02015-16 Home: 2-0-0-02015-16 Away: 1-1-1-0Last 5 Years: 5-1-1-0Last 5 Years Home: 4-0-0-0Last 5 Years Away: 1-1-1-0

ACTIVE LEADERSPoints: Manderson – 42Goals: Perry – 26Assists: Manderson – 31+/-: Block & Gacek – +14PIM: Miller – 64SOG: Perry – 147

BEAR TRACKER

  • Baier: Two points from 100 career Solar Bears points (32g-66a)
  • Perry: One goal from tying Mickey Lang for single-season record for goals scored (27)

STREAKS

  • Conacher: 3-game assist streak (3a)
  • Crane: 2-game point streak (2g-1a)
  • Gacek: 3-game assist streak (4a)
  • Maggio: 2-game point streak (2g-2a)
  • Marchment: 2-game point streak (2g-1a)
  • Perry: 2-game point streak (1g-1a

AFFILIATE NOTES:Garret Sparks recorded a 37-save shutout, while Tony Cameranesi and Eric Faille combined for five shots on goal as the Toronto Marlies blanked the Manitoba Moose 1-0 yesterday. The Toronto Maple Leafs fell 6-3 to the Ottawa Senators last night, and return to action at 7 p.m. tonight when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes.

APP:The Solar Bears mobile app, presented by BB&T, gives 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 app is FREE and available for both iOS and Android devices.

NEXT HOME GAMES:

  • Solar Bears vs. Atlanta Gladiators - Wednesday, Feb. 22 - 7 p.m.
  • Solar Bears vs. Atlanta Gladiators - Friday, Feb. 24 - 7 p.m. – Country Music Night
  • Solar Bears vs. Atlanta Gladiators - Sunday, Feb. 26 - 1:30 p.m. – FAIRWINDS Solar Bears Sunday

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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