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Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Grizzlies - March 12, 2017

Sunday, March 12th
Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Grizzlies - March 12, 2017

Solar Bears Game 60 • Home Game 34 • ECHL Game 806

WHO: Orlando Solar Bears (30-20-6-3) vs. Utah Grizzlies (28-25-5-1)VENUE: ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.DATE: Sunday, March 12, 1:30 p.m.WATCH: ECHL.TVLISTEN: Listen on MixlrTICKETS: Click here

PROMOTION: Today is the final FAIRWINDS Solar Bears Sunday of the regular season. 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.

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.

TODAY:The Orlando Solar Bears battle the Utah Grizzlies in the second of two meetings this season. Orlando also concludes a 10-game homestand today that began on Feb. 16 with a 4-2 victory over Norfolk. Orlando is 6-2-0-1 (.722) through its previous nine games. Orlando will then begin a nine-game stretch on the road before returning to the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center for the final two home games of the regular season in early April. The Solar Bears (3rd in the South Division with 69 points) now have three games in hand on both second-place Greenville (75 points) and fourth-place Cincinnati (68 points), both of whom suffered regulation losses on Saturday night.

FAILLE SETS NEW ASSIST STREAK IN WIN:Eric Faille’s assist on Austin Block’s game-winning goal in the first period gave him seven consecutive games with at least one assist, setting a new team record; Faille has recorded nine assists over that span. Several other players had reached assist streaks of six games, including current Solar Bears forwards Patrick Watling and Denver Manderson.

MANDERSON CHIPS IN DURING RETURN:After last skating in Orlando’s 9-6 win at Alaska on Jan. 14 in which he put up three assists, Denver Manderson made his return to the lineup and picked up an assist on Patrick Watling’s first period goal. Despite missing 19 games

MILLER BACK:Having Brenden Miller back from AHL Toronto gives the Solar Bears another blueliner who has been used heavily on the man advantage – Miller is tied for second on the team in power-play assists with eight, and has also chipped in with three goals when playing up a man.

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

ACTIVE LEADERSPoints: Buzzeo – 56Goals: Perry – 30Assists: Buzzeo – 39+/-: Danford – +20PIM: Miller – 70SOG: Perry – 176

BEAR TRACKER

  • Faille: Three assists from 100 in ECHL career

STREAKS

  • Block: 2-game point streak (1g-2a)
  • Faille: 7-game point streak (6g-9a)
  • Manderson: 2-game assist streak (4a)
  • Massa: 2-game win streak (2-0-0)
  • Miller: 2-game goal streak (2g)
  • Watling: 2-game point streak (1g-1a)

AFFILIATE NOTES:The Toronto Marlies are back in action today as they visit the Manitoba Moose with a 2 p.m. CDT puck drop at MTS Centre, while the Toronto Maple Leafs are off until Tuesday following a 3-2 OT win over the Carolina Hurricanes yesterday in Raleigh.

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. 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 / Wawa Sunshine Cup Series 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.

Upcoming Home Games

Full Schedule
Craft Beer Fest / Pickleball Night
Friday, March 1st
Craft Beer Fest / Pickleball Night
Puck Drops:
8:00 PM EST
Kia Center
Jacksonville Icemen
JAX Jacksonville Icemen
at
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
Kia Center
Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Orlando Solar Bears
Wednesday, March 6th
Greenville Swamp Rabbits @ Orlando Solar Bears
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EST
Kia Center
Greenville Swamp Rabbits
GVL Greenville Swamp Rabbits
at
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
Kia Center
Jacksonville Icemen
Orlando Solar Bears
Thursday, March 7th
Women in Hockey Night
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EST
Kia Center
Jacksonville Icemen
JAX Jacksonville Icemen
at
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
Kia Center

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