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Game Preview: Solar Bears at Swamp Rabbits | Dec. 13, 2019

Friday, December 13th
Game Preview: Solar Bears at Swamp Rabbits | Dec. 13, 2019

WHO: Orlando Solar Bears at Greenville Swamp RabbitsVENUE: Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, S.C.DATE: Friday, Dec. 13 at 7:05 p.m.WATCH: ECHL.TVLISTEN: OSB Radio via Facebook, Mixlr and TuneIn

TONIGHT: The Orlando Solar Bears (8-10-4-1) open up a three-in-three set as they face the Greenville Swamp Rabbits (12-11-0-1) for the first of seven meetings this season. Orlando recently saw a four-game point streak (3-0-1-0) come to an end on Tuesday following a loss at South Carolina, while Greenville has dropped four of its last six, including a 3-1 loss to Atlanta on Wednesday.

HIT ‘EM WHERE IT HURTS: The Solar Bears can exploit a Swamp Rabbits squad that ranks 22nd in the ECHL with a penalty kill rate of only 79.6%. If Orlando can bait Greenville’s players into committing multiple penalties, it will greatly increase the likelihood of success. The Solar Bears must still be careful even with the man advantage, as the Swamp Rabbits are tied for the league lead with five shorthanded goals.

BRODZINSKI LEADING THE WAY: Defenseman Michael Brodzinski leads the Solar Bears in the month of December with five assists, and ranks second on the team in plus-minus with a +4.

MAY TO MAKE DEBUT: Following his acquisition earlier in the day from Greenville, Johno May will make his way down the hall at Bon Secours Wellness Arena and suit up in his first game tonight with the Solar Bears against his former club. May is expected to skate on a line with Chris LeBlanc and Trevor Olson tonight.

SCOUTING THE OPPONENT: The Swamp Rabbits are in the first year of a new affiliation with the Carolina Hurricanes, and have also received prospects from the Florida Panthers system, including Liam Pecararo, who leads all rookie goal-scorers with 14 goals.


The Solar Bears continue their road trip when they visit the Jacksonville Icemen at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. The Solar Bears return home to face the Kansas City Mavericks for the first time since the 2016-17 season on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. for a Wine Down Wednesday; fans can take advantage of $5 wine specials during the game. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets for this game.

Purchase Single-Game Tickets:

Single-game tickets for all Solar Bears home games are now on sale at the Amway Center box office and TicketmasterCLICK HERE to download the calendar for the 2019-20 season.

Order New Jerseys:

The Orlando Solar Bears will wear new jerseys for the 2019-20 season. Replica jerseys are available for purchase online, with adult sizes available for $149.95 and youth sizes available for $109.95. Fans can visit bit.ly/OSBJerseys to place their order today.

2019-20 Season Ticket Memberships on Sale Now:

Upgrade to Solar Status and become a Season Ticket Member today. Season ticket memberships for the 2019-20 season are now on sale and start as little as $270 – CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

2019-20 Season Presented by XYMOPrint:

The 2019-20 Orlando Solar Bears season is presented by XYMOPrint, Orlando’s digital printing experts. As a special offer, fans who call XYMOPrint at (888) 223-9390 from now until June 15, 2021 and reference the Solar Bears will receive 15% off their first order and a free Orlando Solar Bears poster!

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.

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