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Bear Bites: Week of Dec. 29, 2020

Monday, December 28th
Bear Bites: Week of Dec. 29, 2020

After an idle week during the holidays, the Orlando Solar Bears get back to action with a busy slate of games this week, including the team’s ninth ECHL home opener. The Solar Bears drop the puck on their 2020-21 home schedule with their first meeting of the season against the Jacksonville Icemen at the AdventHealth Rink at Amway Center on Tuesday, Dec. 29 at 7 p.m. 

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 29 vs. Jacksonville Icemen at 7 p.m. – HOME OPENER
  • Wednesday, Dec. 30 vs. Florida Everblades at 7 p.m. – WINE-DOWN WEDNESDAY ($5 WINE SPECIALS)
  • Saturday, Jan. 2 at Florida Everblades at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 3 vs. Florida Everblades at 3 p.m. – VYSTAR CU SOLAR BEARS SUNDAY (DISCOUNTED TICKET OFFER FOR VYSTAR MEMBERS)

SEASON RECORD: 2-1-0-0LAST WEEK’S RECORD: 0-0-0-0 (Idle)TOP SCORER: Ryan Lohin – 4 points (2g-2a)PIM LEADER: Dmitry Semykin – 10 PIMPLUS-MINUS LEADER: Alex Green – +4

LAST WEEK’S GAMES: NONE

BITES:

  • The Solar Bears enter the 2020-21 season with a lifetime 25-5-1-0 record against Jacksonville; Orlando is 17-0-0-0 on home ice against the Icemen 
  • The Solar Bears were 8-2-0-0 against the Icemen during the 2019-20 regular season 
  • Tyler Bird and Tristin Langan each tied for the team lead in scoring against Jacksonville last season with six points apiece; Bird put up four goals and two assists and led the team with a +6, while Langan notched one goal and added 5 assists 
  • Chris LeBlanc needs only four more points for 100 in his career with the Solar Bears (35g-61a) – he has played 176 career games with Orlando, the most among any forward in team history 
  • Alex Green leads all ECHL rookie defensemen in plus-minus at +4 

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