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Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Railers - Feb. 17, 2018

Saturday, February 17th
Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Railers - Feb. 17, 2018

WHO: Orlando Solar Bears vs. Worcester RailersVENUE: ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.DATE: Saturday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m.WATCH: My65 Orlando / ECHL.TVLISTEN: OSB Radio via MixlrTICKETS: CLICK HERE

TONIGHT: The Solar Bears (22-24-5-1) complete their three-game regular season series against the Worcester Railers (22-21-4-2). Each team has earned a win through the first two games of the series.

PLAYOFF PICTURE: Orlando sits in fourth place in the South Division, six points ahead of fifth-place Greenville and sixth-place Norfolk, which each have one game in hand on the Solar Bears. Orlando is also five points back of third-place Atlanta, with two games in hand on the Gladiators.

ESTABLISH THE LEAD: A prime focus for the Solar Bears tonight will be to set the tone early against the Railers. Orlando is 10-2-2-0 when holding a lead following the first period; Worcester is 11-0-1-1 under the same conditions.

DZIERKALS PACES BEARS IN SERIES: Through two games against the Railers, Martins Dzierkals leads the way for Orlando with three points (1g-2a) and a +3 rating.

STREAKS:

  • Hunter Fejes – 5-game assist streak (6a)
  • Martins Dzierkals – 2-game point streak (1g-2a)

MILESTONES:

  • Chris Crane – 1 point from 150 career ECHL points (73g-76a)
  • Adam Phillips – 1 assist from 50 career pro assists
  • Kale Kerbashian – 2 points from 250 career pro points (91g-157a)

AFFILIATE NOTES: The Toronto Marlies (36-12-0-1) lost a tight-checking 3-1 game to Belleville on Friday night and look to bounce back tonight against the Laval Rocket. The Toronto Maple Leafs (35-19-5-0) visit the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight following a 6-3 win over Columbus on Wednesday.

NEXT GAME: The Solar Bears take on the Florida Everblades in a Wawa Sunshine Cup Series game on Wednesday, Feb. 21 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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