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Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Admirals - Feb. 25, 2018

Sunday, February 25th
Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Admirals - Feb. 25, 2018

WHO: Orlando Solar Bears vs. Norfolk AdmiralsVENUE: ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.DATE: Sunday, Feb. 25, 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 FAIRWINDS members 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.

TODAY: The Solar Bears (24-25-5-1) square off against the Norfolk Admirals (210-28-5-1) in the penultimate match of the 2017-18 regular season series. Orlando holds a 1-3-0-1 record against Norfolk this season, but only trails in total goals by a 16-14 margin.

PLAYOFF PICTURE: Orlando’s win over Florida on Friday pushed the Solar Bears to within three points of third-place Atlanta, with three games in hand. Orlando is also looking to build a cushion on its hold on the fourth and final playoff spot in the South Division, as the Solar Bears lead Norfolk by six points.

NOVAK LEADS SERIES: Forward Max Novak paces the Solar Bears in head-to-head competition against the Admirals this season, with seven points (2g-5a) in five games. The third-year pro picked up two assists in Friday’s win for his 11th multi-point game of the season.

SCORE FIRST: As was the case on Friday, scoring first has often helped the Solar Bears’ pursuit of a win. Orlando is 7-2-1-0 this season when scoring first on home ice.

FEJES GETS FIRST LOOK OF ADMIRALS: After a five-game set between Orlando and Norfolk in the month of December, the Solar Bears acquired Hunter Fejes from the Wheeling Nailers in early January. Fejes missed Wheeling’s mid-November games against Norfolk, and so today’s game will mark the sophomore forward’s first crack at the Admirals this season.

MILESTONES:

  • Alex Gudbranson – 1 point from 50 career pro points (12g-37a)
  • Adam Phillips – 1 assist from 50 career pro assists
  • Joshua Winquist – 3 assists 100 career pro assists
  • Hunter Fejes – 4 assists from 50 career pro assists

AFFILIATE NOTES: The Toronto Marlies (39-15-0-1) endured a 7-4 loss to Rochester on Saturday to split their weekend series with the Americans – they will look to get back in the win column on Wednesday at home against the Syracuse Crunch. The Toronto Maple Leafs (39-20-5-0) edged the Boston Bruins by a 4-3 score last night and hit the road for a Monday night game in Tampa.

NEXT GAME: The Solar Bears are back at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center on Monday, Feb. 26 as they host the Norfolk Admirals 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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