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Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Everblades - Jan. 21, 2018

Sunday, January 21st
Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Everblades - Jan. 21, 2018

WHO: Orlando Solar Bears vs. Florida EverbladesVENUE: ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.DATE: Sunday, Jan. 21, 1:30 p.m.WATCH: ECHL.TVLISTEN: OSB Radio via MixlrTICKETS: CLICK HERE

PROMOTIONS:

  • FAIRWINDS Solar Bears Sunday – This season during Sunday Solar Bears home games, 200 FREE tickets will be made available to FAIRWINDSmembers who show their FAIRWINDS debit or credit card (limit 2 FREE tickets per card), as well as their ID, at ticket windows 11 or 12. Even if you’re running a bit late, all FAIRWINDS members will receive a buy one, get one offer for that day’s game once all free tickets have been claimed – click here for more information.
  • Wawa Sunshine Cup Series: Game 8 – This season, the Orlando Solar Bears are proud to continue the Wawa Sunshine Cup Series with their in-state rivals, the Florida Everblades. The Solar Bears will look to claim the trophy from the Everblades by earning the most standings points in head-to-head competition during the 14-game 2017-18 regular season series. During all Wawa Sunshine Cup Series games held at the Amway Center, fans will receive valuable coupons from our friends at Wawa – get yours today while exiting the building!

TODAY: The Solar Bears (17-17-5-1) return to action against the Florida Everblades (29-6-1-2) in another Wawa Sunshine Cup Series battle. The Solar Bears are 1-4-2-0 against Florida this season.

CREEPING UP: Thanks to the point earned in last night’s game, Orlando is back in playoff positioning, occupying the fourth seed in the South Division, just three points back of third-place Atlanta. The Solar Bears will face the Gladiators twice over the next two upcoming weekends.

CRANE PRODUCING AGAINST FLORIDA: Chris Crane’s two goals in last night’s match against the Everblades pushed the forward to five points (3g-2a) in four games against Florida this season. A third of Crane’s offensive production has come against Orlando’s in-state rival this season.

POWER PLAY IMPROVING: After failing to convert during a three-game stretch from Jan. 6-12, the Solar Bears man advantage unit has been effective over the last two games, in which the team has gone 3-for-11 (27.3%).

MILESTONES:

  • Nolan Valleau – 1 point from 50 career pro points (12g-37a)
  • Kale Kerbashian – 2 points from 250 career pro points (91g-157a)

AFFILIATE NOTES: The Toronto Marlies (30-11-0-0) blanked the Binghamton Devils 3-0 last night and look for a weekend sweep of their games this afternoon as they square off against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at 5 p.m. Meanwhile, the Toronto Maple Leafs (26-17-5-0) rallied from a two-goal deficit to stun the Ottawa Senators 4-3 on the road last night, and head home to host the Colorado Avalanche on Monday.

NEXT GAME:  The Solar Bears are back in action on Friday, Jan. 26 when they face the South Carolina Stingrays at the North Charleston Coliseum at 7:05 p.m. – Friday’s game will air on ESPN 580 Orlando. The Solar Bears return home to play the Florida Everblades on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center 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.

About the Orlando Solar Bears:The Orlando Solar Bears are in their sixth season of operation in the ECHL, the premier “AA” hockey league in North America, and are the proud affiliate of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and the AHL’s Toronto Marlies. The Solar Bears are owned and operated by the Orlando Magic and the DeVos Family, and play at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.

Fighting Four Packs, presented by CenturyLink, are now available for purchase! Pick four games and get gift certificates to Sonny’s BBQ, Dick’s Sporting Goods, QDOBA Mexican Eats and a FREE center ice ticket to the our Hockey Fights Cancer Night game, presented by XYMOPRINT on Saturday, Feb. 17! Packs start as low as $64 and include $68 in FREE gifts! 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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