WHO: Orlando Solar Bears vs. South Carolina StingraysVENUE: Jewett Orthopaedic Rink at Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.DATE: Monday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.WATCH: ECHL.TVLISTEN: OSB Radio via Facebook, Mixlr, TuneIn and Lightning Power PlayTICKETS: CLICK HERE
TONIGHT: The Orlando Solar Bears (5-9-3-1) take on the South Carolina Stingrays (14-2-0-0) for the fifth time out of 12 total meetings this season. Orlando is still looking for its first win against South Carolina this season, as the Stingrays currently lead the South Division with 28 points and boast the ECHL’s top road record (10-1-0-0).
LODGE COMING OFF FIRST APPEARANCE IN OVER A YEAR: Forward Jimmy Lodge his first game with the Solar Bears on Saturday, marking his first pro action since April 7, 2018 when he suited up for the Jacksonville Icemen and led Jacksonville that season with 32 assists and posted 50 total points. The forward missed the first 17 games of the season for Orlando after beginning the 2019-20 campaign on the injured reserve list.
SHOT TOTALS INCREASING: Saturday’s loss to South Carolina represented the first time this season that Orlando had recorded 30 or more shots in back-to-back games. Over their past four games, the Solar Bears have also averaged 32.25 shots per game, which would rank them 10th in the ECHL.
DONAGHEY’S NEXT POINT GIVES HIM 50 WITH ORLANDO: Cody Donaghey’s next point will give him his 50th career point with the Solar Bears. The third-year pro has 49 points (16g-33a) in 82 career games with Orlando. Should he reach 50 points tonight, he would tie Blake Kessel for the fifth-most points by a defenseman in team history.
SCOUTING THE OPPONENT: Defenseman Tom Parisi is expected to return to the Stingrays after he was released from a try-out with the AHL’s Belleville Senators on Sunday. Parisi has 12 points (5g-7a) in 13 games with South Carolina this season.
The Solar Bears host the Jacksonville Icemen on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. for a Thirsty Thursday, presented by Coors Light – fans can take advantage of $5 domestic draft beers during the game. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets for this game.
Orlando squares off against the Atlanta Gladiators for the first time this season later this week in a pair of games on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7. Saturday’s game is also our annual Teddy Bear Toss game – fans are encouraged to bring new or gently used teddy bears or stuffed animals to be thrown onto the ice when the Solar Bears score their first goal of the game. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets for Friday, Dec. 6 vs. Atlanta. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets for Teddy Bear Toss – Saturday, Dec. 7 vs. Atlanta.
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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.