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Game Preview: Solar Bears at Admirals | Jan. 11, 2020

Saturday, January 11th
Game Preview: Solar Bears at Admirals | Jan. 11, 2020

WHO: Orlando Solar Bears at Norfolk AdmiralsVENUE: Scope Arena, Norfolk, Va.DATE: Saturday, Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m.WATCH: ECHL.TVLISTEN: OSB Radio via Facebook, Mixlr, and TuneIn

TONIGHT: The Orlando Solar Bears (14-14-4-1) face the Norfolk Admirals (10-23-4-0) for the fourth meeting of 10 total games this season. The Solar Bears are 1-2-0-0 against Norfolk this season, but have outscored the Admirals by a 10-7 margin. With last night’s win, Orlando has extended Norfolk’s winless streak to six games (0-5-1-0).

LANGAN CONTINUES TO SINK ADMIRALS’ FORTUNES: Tristin Langan’s two goals in Friday night’s win gives him five points (3g-2a) to lead the Solar Bears in scoring against Norfolk this season. The first-year pro also boasts a team-leading plus-minus of +5 against the Admirals through three games, and +14 for the season also leads all ECHL rookie forwards.

OLSON PILING UP POINTS: Trevor Olson has been one of Orlando’s most productive skaters since mid-December. After snapping a four-game pointless streak on Dec. 13 with a goal, the sophomore forward has seven points (3g-4a) over his last 10 games. The Solar Bears are 6-4-0-0 over that span.

ROAD PENALTY KILL REMAINS ELITE: Thanks to a 3-for-3 effort on the penalty kill on Friday, the Solar Bears remain atop the ECHL leaderboard with the top-ranked penalty-killing unit. Orlando has given up a league-low six power-play goals on 72 chances for a PK rate of 91.7%.

SCOUTING THE OPPONENT: The Admirals have received goaltender Michael McNiven, who has been reassigned from the Jacksonville Icemen. McNiven has appeared in 14 games in the ECHL this season with Adirondack and Jacksonville and ranks among the top goaltenders in the league in goals-against average (2.48) and save percentage (.922). In three outings with Jacksonville against Orlando, the goaltender was 0-2-1 with a goals-against average of 3.91 and a save percentage of .877.

NEXT GAMES:

The Solar Bears continue their six-game road trip when they face the Atlanta Gladiators at Infinite Energy Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 7:05 p.m. The Solar Bears return home to face the Jacksonville Icemen on Thursday, Jan. 23 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.

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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