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Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Gladiators | Dec. 7, 2019

Saturday, December 7th
Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Gladiators | Dec. 7, 2019

WHO: Orlando Solar Bears vs. Atlanta GladiatorsVENUE: Jewett Orthopaedic Rink at Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.DATE: Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.WATCH: ECHL.TVLISTEN: OSB Radio via Facebook, Mixlr and TuneInPROMOTIONS:

  • Teddy Bear Toss – fans are encouraged to bring new or gently used teddy bears or other stuffed animals to throw onto the ice when the Solar Bears score their first goal


TONIGHT: The Orlando Solar Bears (8-9-3-1) take on the Atlanta Gladiators (9-10-0-0) for the second time in as many nights, after the Solar Bears picked up a 3-1 win over the Gladiators on Friday night to jump ahead into fourth place in the South Division.

TEDDY BEAR TOSS GOAL HISTORY:2012-13: Dec. 7 vs. Fort Wayne: Nick Petersen – 9:05 of second period2013-14: Dec. 7 vs. South Carolina: Colton Jobke – 19:54 of third period2014-15: Dec. 11 vs. Elmira: Ben Rosen – 1:03 of first period2015-16: Dec. 5 vs. Atlanta: Christopher Clapperton – 9:09 of second period2016-17: Dec. 2 vs. Florida: Brock Montgomery – 3:48 of first period2017-18: Dec. 23 vs. Norfolk: Joe Perry – 16:20 of first period2018-19: Dec. 21 vs. Florida: Mitch Hults – 5:09 of second period

POWER PLAY TURNAROUND: After going through a four-game stretch without a power-play goal, the Solar Bears have found the back of the net on the man advantage in each of their past three games. The Solar Bears are 3-for-10 (30%) on the power play in their past three games, a figure well ahead of the team’s season average of 11.9%.

HUNTINGTON PICKS UP WHERE HE LEFT OFF: Following his reassignment to the Solar Bears Thursday evening, Jimmy Huntington played his first game with Orlando since Oct. 29 vs. Jacksonville, and picked up an assist on Chris LeBlanc’s game-winning goal in last night’s 3-1. The assist actually gives the Tampa Bay Lightning prospect a two-game point streak, as he had scored in the game against the Icemen in late October. The Solar Bears are 3-0-0-0 in games in which Huntington records a point.

FUCALE HAS A CHANCE TO GO FOR THREE: After picking up wins on Monday and Thursday, Zachary Fucale will get a chance to pick up his third consecutive win this week as he is the expected starting goaltender for tonight. The goaltender has made 56 saves on 62 shots this week, and currently ranks fourth overall among all goaltenders in save percentage with .932.

SCOUTING THE OPPONENT: Orlando’s win last night dealt the Gladiators their third consecutive loss. Sean Bonar is the anticipated starting netminder tonight after Martin Ouellette got the nod on Friday. Bonar has a 4-4-0 record in 10 appearances with a 4.08 goals-against average and a save percentage of .871.


The Solar Bears hit the road for their next four games, starting Tuesday, Dec. 10 when they visit to the South Carolina Stingrays at the North Charleston Coliseum at 7:05 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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