WHO: Orlando Solar Bears vs. South Carolina StingraysVENUE: Jewett Orthopaedic Rink at Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.DATE: Sunday, Nov. 3 at 3 p.m.WATCH: ECHL.TVLISTEN: OSB Radio via Facebook, Mixlr and TuneInPROMOTIONS: Fairwinds Solar Bears Sunday – The first 100 Fairwinds Credit Union Members can claim a free pair of tickets to the game when they present their Fairwinds debit/credit card and a photo ID at the Amway Center box office. Once the 100 pairs have been claimed, Fairwinds members can still take advantage of a buy-one-get-one ticket offer. CLICK HERE for more information.TICKETS: CLICK HERE
TODAY: The Orlando Solar Bears (2-3-0-1) host the South Carolina Stingrays (5-1-0-0) to close out the week after picking up a 6-2 victory over Jacksonville on Tuesday. This is the third of 12 meetings between the Solar Bears and Stingrays this season. Orlando enters today’s game riding a three-game point streak (2-0-0-1).
MONFREDO OFF TO STRONG START: Through six games, defenseman Mike Monfredo is tied for the team scoring lead with four points (1g-3a) and his lone goal stood up as the eventual game-winner in Orlando’s 4-2 victory over the Florida Everblades on Oct. 25. It is his best offensive start with the Solar Bears since arriving as a free agent prior to the 2017-18 season.
FUCALE GETS NOD IN NET: With Spencer Martin reassigned to the AHL, Zachary Fucale will get his third start of the season for Orlando this afternoon. The goalie entered the weekend with a save percentage of .947, good for the best in the ECHL.
NEW ADDITIONS TO MAKE DEBUTS: With Saturday’s loan of rookie forwards Peter Abbandonato and Mikhail Shalagin from the Syracuse Crunch, the Solar Bears will get a look at two players who had prolific final seasons in their respective junior leagues. Abbandonato led the QMJHL in scoring with 111 points, while Shalagin set the MHL record for goals in a single season with 48 and earned MVP honors. Defenseman Marcus Crawford and forward Artem Ivanyuzhenkov will also make their Solar Bears debuts this afternoon after the pair were loaned to Orlando earlier in the week.
SCOUTING THE OPPONENT: South Carolina’s Parker Milner remains unbeaten with a 4-0-0 record to start the season. The 2018 ECHL Goaltender of the Year also sports a 1.72 goals-against average entering Sunday. The team as a whole has only surrendered an average of 2.50 goals against per game, good for the fewest allowed in the league.
The Solar Bears battle the Jacksonville Icemen on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 10:30 a.m. as Orlando hosts its fourth annual School Day Game. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets for this game.
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About the Orlando Solar Bears:
The Orlando 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 seven seasons of operation, the team has qualified for the Kelly Cup Playoffs five times. The Solar Bears are owned and operated by the Orlando Magic and the DeVos Family, and play 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.