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Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Grizzlies - March 10, 2017

Friday, March 10th
Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Grizzlies - March 10, 2017

Solar Bears Game 59 • Home Game 33 • ECHL Game 796

WHO: Orlando Solar Bears (29-20-6-3) vs. Utah Grizzlies (28-24-5-1)VENUE: ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.DATE: Friday, March 10, 7 p.m.WATCH: ECHL.TVLISTEN: Listen on MixlrTICKETS: Click here

PROMOTION: Star Wars Night – Throughout the game, fans will be able to enjoy character appearances from members of the Florida Garrison – 501st Legion and other fan groups, movie clips, music, trivia games and more! Fans can purchase lower bowl tickets for this game for as little as $16 when they visit orlandosolarbearshockey.com/starwars. A portion of the ticket proceeds sold through this link will be donated to the Children’s Home Society of Central Florida.

Fans are encouraged to wear the costume of their favorite Star Wars character; please note, however, that blasters are not permitted. Fans may still bring lightsabers.

Club level game tickets can be as purchased for as low as $10 at orlandosolarbearshockey.com/MTG courtesy of Auto Justice Attorney Michael T. Gibson.

TONIGHT:The Orlando Solar Bears take on the Utah Grizzlies in a rare inter-conference meeting. The Solar Bears previously hosted the Grizzlies during the 2013-14 season; Orlando went 2-0-1-0 against Utah during a three-game set in January of that season. The Grizzlies are coming off of a 4-3 win against the Florida Everblades on Wednesday night at Germain Arena.

BEREHOWSKY BACK BEHIND THE BENCH:As announced earlier today, Solar Bears Head Coach Drake Berehowsky will make his return behind the bench after taking a temporary leave of absence following a medical emergency on Feb. 21. The Solar Bears went 3-2-0-0 while Assistant Coach John Snowden manned the bench for Orlando.

BUZZEO BRINGS MORE OFFENSE:The Solar Bears were active leading up to Thursday’s trade deadline, as they traded for Justin Buzzeo from the Atlanta Gladiators. Buzzeo had already piled up 56 points (17g-39a) with Atlanta prior to the move.

FAILLE SET TO HIT ANOTHER CENTURY MARK:After already eclipsing 100 career points with the Solar Bears this season, Eric Faille is poised to play in his 100th game for the Solar Bears tonight as well. The second-year Solar Bears alternate captain is set to join Denver Manderson (116) and Brenden Miller (103) as the third player to do so this season for Orlando.

RETURN OF CAMERANESI BOLSTERS ATTACK:The Solar Bears are expected to have rookie forward Tony Cameranesi back in the lineup tonight for the first time since Dec. 31; the forward was recalled the following day to the AHL, where he had been with the Marlies until his reassignment back to Orlando earlier this week. In the 18 games prior to his AHL recall, Cameranesi appeared to have found his scoring touch, as he had put up 10 goals and seven assists for Orlando.

ORLANDO POWER PLAY SHIFTING INTO HIGH GEAR:Over its last four home games, the Solar Bears man advantage unit has been operating at peak performance, as the team recorded two power-play goals in back-to-back games last Thursday and Saturday, and has gone 6-for-18 (33.33%) over its last four matches. This bodes well against a Grizzlies squad that has found itself shorthanded 256 times this season, third-most out of any ECHL team.

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

ACTIVE LEADERSPoints: Buzzeo – 56Goals: Perry – 30Assists: Buzzeo – 39+/-: Danford – +20PIM: Maggio – 61SOG: Perry – 173

BEAR TRACKER

  • Faille: One game from 100 in his career with Orlando; four assists from 100 in ECHL career
  • Massa: 26 saves for 2,000 in his Solar Bears career

STREAKS

  • Bradley: 3-game assist streak (3a)
  • Faille: 5-game point streak (5g-8a)
  • Massa: 2-game win streak (2-0-0)

AFFILIATE NOTES:The Toronto Marlies are idle today after falling in a tight 4-3 match at Rochester on Wednesday, and are back in action on Sunday afternoon when they visit the Manitoba Moose. The Toronto Maple Leafs are also off today after doubling up the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 last night, and are in Raleigh on Sunday to face 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. Utah Grizzlies – Sunday, March 12 – 1:30 p.m. – FAIRWINDS Solar Bears Sunday
  • Solar Bears vs. Florida Everblades – Wednesday, April 5 – 7 p.m – Wawa Sunshine Cup Series game
  • Solar Bears vs. Florida Everblades – Friday, April 7 – 7 p.m. – Fan Appreciation Night / Team Picture Giveaway Sponsored by Coors Light / Shirts Off Players Back Ceremony

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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