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Game Preview: Solar Bears at Gladiators - Jan. 28, 2018

Sunday, January 28th
Game Preview: Solar Bears at Gladiators - Jan. 28, 2018

WHO: Orlando Solar Bears at Atlanta GladiatorsVENUE: Infinite Energy Arena, Duluth, Ga.DATE: Sunday, Jan. 28, 2:05 p.m.WATCH: ECHL.TVLISTEN: OSB Radio on Mixlr

TODAY: The Solar Bears (18-19-5-1) will look to gain their first victory of the weekend against the Atlanta Gladiators (22-21-1-2). The Solar Bears are still seeking their first win against the Gladiators this season after falling short in their previous four meetings.

WINQUIST LEADS WAY AGAINST GLADIATORS: Forward Joshua Winquist paces the Solar Bears against the Gladiators in the regular season series with four points (2g-2a) in three outings.

ZIMMERMAN TO PLAY FIRST OF SEASON AGAINST ATLANTA: After being activated from injured reserve on Dec. 1, defenseman Sean Zimmerman played two games for Orlando before being granted a day off for rest in the Solar Bears’ Dec. 3 meeting with the Gladiators; today’s game will mark the first taste of the Orlando-Atlanta rivalry for Orlando’s captain. Orlando has posted a .563 win percentage with Zimmerman in the lineup this season.


  • Joe Perry – 1 game from 200 career games played
  • Kale Kerbashian – 2 points from 250 career pro points (91g-157a)
  • Alex Gudbranson – 3 points from 50 career pro points (12g-35a)

AFFILIATE NOTES: The Toronto Marlies (32-11-0-1) will enjoy a brief break in their AHL schedule with the league’s all-star game coming up following last night’s 4-2 win at Syracuse. The Toronto Maple Leafs (28-18-5-0) return to action on Wednesday, when they host the New York Islanders.

NEXT GAME:  The Solar Bears remain on the road as they head back to the Palmetto State to play the South Carolina Stingrays on Friday, Feb. 2 at the North Charleston Coliseum at 7:05 p.m. 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.

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

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