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Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Gladiators - Oct. 29, 2017

Sunday, October 29th
Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Gladiators - Oct. 29, 2017

WHO: Orlando Solar Bears vs. Atlanta GladiatorsVENUE: ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.DATE: Sunday, Oct. 29, 1:30 p.m.WATCH: ECHL.TVLISTEN: OSBN on MixlrTICKETS: CLICK HERE

PROMOTIONS:

  • Opening Weekend, presented by Coors Light
  • Sunday’s game is a FAIRWINDS Sunday: 200 FREE tickets will be made available to FAIRWINDS members who show their FAIRWINDS debit or credit card (limit two free tickets per card) and their ID at ticket windows 11 or 12. Once all 200 free tickets have been claimed, FAIRWINDS members can still take advantage of BOGO tickets for that evening’s game.
  • Epilepsy Night

TODAY: The Solar Bears (2-2-0-0) look to bounce back with a two-point effort against the Atlanta Gladiators (2-4-0-0) after falling by a 5-4 score on Saturday night.

CRANE OFF TO SIZZLING START: Chris Crane’s second consecutive two-point outing gives him a clear edge in the team points lead, with six points (3g-3a) through four games. The skilled forward is picking up where he left off in the 2017 postseason, when he finished second in team scoring and led the Solar Bears in assists.

WINQUIST ADDING TO TOTALS: After securing the overtime-winner for Orlando last Sunday, Josh Winquist added a power-play goal in the second period of last night’s game against Atlanta, providing the Solar Bears with the team’s first goal of the season on the man advantage.

KING COMING OFF FIRST PRO POINTS: After signing with Orlando near the end of the 2016-17 season, defenseman Jeff King suited up in a small handful of regular season and playoff contests, but did not register a point. After earning an AHL contract with the Toronto Marlies over the summer, the rookie was assigned to Orlando to continue his development, and the two-way blueliner earned his first pro points in Saturday’s game against Atlanta, including his first career goal.

STREAKS:

  • Chris Crane – 4-game points streak (3g-3a)
  • Zach Stepan – 2 game assist streak (4a)
  • Nolan Valleau – 2-game assist streak (3a)
  • Josh Winquist – 2 game goal streak (2g)

MILESTONE TRACKER:

  • Joe Perry – needs 1 goal for sole possession of third place in franchise history (tied with Jacob Cepis and Brady Vail with 35)
  • Josh Winquist – needs 2 goals for 50 career professional goals

AFFILIATE NOTES: Former Solar Bears forward Mason Marchment scored his fourth of the season yesterday, but the Toronto Marlies (6-3-0-0) fell to the Laval Rocket in the first-ever meeting between the two teams; the Marlies square off against Laval once again on Wednesday. The Toronto Maple Leafs (7-4-0-0) were doubled up by the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night by a 4-2 score, and visit the San Jose Sharks on Monday.

NEXT GAME: The Solar Bears are back in action at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center as they face their in-state rivals, the Florida Everblades, on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. Single-game tickets for the 2017-18 season are now on sale at the Amway Center box office and ticketmaster.com.

The Orlando Solar Bears are the proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Toronto Marlies, and play all of their home games at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.

Full Season Ticket Memberships for the 2017-18 season are on sale now. Purchase an Orlando Solar Bears Full Season Ticket Membership for as little as $440 today! Click here or call (407) 951-8200 for more information.

Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased online at orlandosolarbearshockey.com/shop.

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