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Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Admirals | Feb. 14, 2020

Friday, February 14th
Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Admirals | Feb. 14, 2020

WHO: Orlando Solar Bears vs. Norfolk AdmiralsVENUE: Jewett Orthopaedic Rink at Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.DATE: Friday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m.WATCH: ECHL.TV & Facebook (ECHL Showcase Game)LISTEN: OSB Radio via Mixlr and TuneInTICKETS: CLICK HEREPROMOTIONS:

  • Heart Health Awareness Night, presented by AdventHealth – The first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive a commemorative puck, courtesy of AdventHealth, the official healthcare provider for your Orlando Solar Bears.  

TONIGHT: The Orlando Solar Bears (21-21-5-1) face the Norfolk Admirals (12-32-5-0) in the fifth of eight meetings this season. One team will have an opportunity to break out of their funk tonight, a the Solar Bears have dropped three straight home matches, while the Admirals are in the midst of an 11-game tailspin, going 1-9-1-0 dating back to Jan. 15. Norfolk has also lost its last four games in regulation, outscored by a 28-5 margin.

OLSON CLOSING IN ON SINGLE-SEASON SHORTHANDED MARK: Trevor Olson tallied his third shorthanded goal of the season on Sunday, moving him into a tie with five other players in prior seasons for the second-most shorthanded goals scored by a Solar Bears player in a season. His next shorthanded marker will tie Mathieu Foget’s club record of four set during the 2018-19 campaign, and will give him six in his Solar Bears career, another franchise record.

RACE TO THE TOP: LeBlanc and Olson are currently in a race after entering the franchise’s Top 10 leaderboard for goals on Sunday. Both LeBlanc and Olson have 32 goals in their careers with Orlando, tied with 2013-14 ECHL MVP Mickey Lang for ninth on the franchise list. Their next goals will tie them for eighth with Eric Baier and C.J. Severyn, and should they score six additional goals down the stretch it will be enough to give LeBlanc and/or Olson possession of third on the franchise list, passing Brett Findlay (38).

BRODZINSKI MAKES RETURN: Defenseman Michael Brodzinski was activated off the team’s reserve list on Wednesday, and the blueliner will dress tonight after missing the past four games after sustaining an injury in Orlando’s 5-2 win at Wheeling on Feb. 1. Brodzinski has been instrumental in the on-ice success of the Solar Bears this season; the team is 10-6-1-0 when he records a point and 5-0-0-0 when Brodzinski enjoys a multi-point performance.

SOLAR BEARS TO PLAY FIRST GAME UNDER NEW VIDEO REPLAY RULE: Tonight’s game marks the first match since the ECHL adopted an addendum effective Feb. 10 that adds goaltender interference to the list of circumstances which are eligible for video replay review, at the discretion of the game’s referee.

SCOUTING THE OPPONENT: Alex Rodriguez is tied for the Admirals team lead in goal-scoring against the Solar Bears with two goals. He also has recorded two points (1g-1a) over his last two games for Norfolk. Rodriguez leads the active roster in head-to-head plus-minus against Orlando with a +2 rating.

NEXT GAME: The Solar Bears host the Norfolk Admirals on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. for Military Appreciation Night, presented by Hunter Vision. CLICK HERE for tickets to this game. Saturday’s game will also air LIVE on WKMG-TV News 6.

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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