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Game Preview: Solar Bears play first of two weekend matches at Florida

Friday, October 5th
Game Preview: Solar Bears play first of two weekend matches at Florida

TONIGHT: The Orlando Solar Bears (1-0-0-0) continue their preseason schedule with the first of two back-to-back games against the Florida Everblades (0-0-0-0) in southwest Florida.

WHO: Orlando Solar Bears at Florida EverbladesVENUE: Hertz Arena, Estero, Fla.DATE: Friday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m.LISTEN: OSB Radio via Mixlr

SHOW ‘EM WHAT YOU GOT: With an abundance of players in training camp, several skaters were forced to sit out of Thursday’s preseason opener against South Carolina. Head coach and general manager Drake Berehowsky will have the opportunity to evaluate these players over the next two days as he and assistant coach Marc LeFebvre continue to prepare their 21-man Season-Opening Roster to submit to the league office on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

EXTRA-EXTRA: Although ECHL teams are limited to 16 skaters and two goalies during the regular season, the preseason affords teams the opportunity to dress additional players. This allows the coaching staff to get a better look at the players in training camp. It is expected that both Orlando and Florida will dress 18 skaters for Friday and Saturday’s games.

THE MEN IN THE MASKS: After Martin Ouellette pitched a 25-save shutout performance for the Solar Bears on Thursday, it is expected that rookie netminders Corbin Boes and Dillon Kelley will have the opportunity to get into action this weekend.

NEXT GAME: Orlando completes its preseason schedule against the Everblades on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at Hertz Arena.

2018-19 Single-Game Tickets Now on Sale:

Single-game tickets for the Orlando Solar Bears 2018-19 regular season home schedule are now on sale. Fans can purchase single-game tickets for as little as $15 at the Amway Center box office, or online at Ticketmaster.com.

2018-19 Season Ticket Memberships:

Season Ticket Memberships for the seventh season of ECHL Orlando Solar Bears hockey are now on sale. Full and Half-Season memberships are both available, starting as low as $270. For more information, call (407) 951-8200 or visit orlandosolarbearshockey.com.

About the Orlando Solar Bears:

The puck drops on Saturday, Oct. 13 against the Atlanta Gladiators as the Orlando Solar Bears open the 2018-19 season, presented by XYMOPrint. The Solar Bears are the proud affiliate of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning and members of the ECHL, the premier “AA” hockey league in North America. In six seasons of operation, the team has qualified for the Kelly Cup Playoffs four times. 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.

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

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