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Bear Bites: Week of Jan. 25, 2021

Monday, January 25th
Bear Bites: Week of Jan. 25, 2021

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears will log plenty of miles this week as the team visits the Florida Everblades and Greenville Swamp Rabbits before returning to the AdventHealth Rink at Amway Center on Sunday to take on the South Carolina Stingrays. 

THIS WEEK’S GAMES: 

  • Wednesday, Jan. 27 at Florida Everblades at 7:30 p.m. 
  • Friday, Jan. 29 at Greenville Swamp Rabbits at 7:05 p.m. 
  • Sunday, Jan. 31 vs. South Carolina Stingrays at 3 p.m. – VyStar Credit Union Solar Bears Sunday 

SEASON RECORD: 6-5-1-0 LAST WEEK’S RECORD: 0-0-0-0 (three games postponed)

ACTIVE LEADERS: TOP SCORER: Aaron Luchuk – 10 points MOST GOALS: Chris LeBlanc – 3 goals MOST ASSISTS: Aaron Luchuk – 8 assists PIM LEADER: Ben Thomson – 23 PIM PLUS-MINUS LEADER: Tyler Bird – +4 

BEARS IN THE NHL: 

The 2020-21 NHL season opened up last week, with several former Solar Bears on NHL rosters or taxi squads – here we will track their progress this season: 

Player 

Position 

Team 

Stats 

Christopher Gibson

Goaltender 

Tampa Bay Lightning 

Kasimir Kaskisuo* 

Goaltender 

Nashville Predators 

Darcy Kuemper 

Goaltender 

Arizona Coyotes 

5 GP, 1-3-1, .906 Sv% 

Mason Marchment* 

Forward 

Florida Panthers 

Spencer Martin*

Goaltender

Tampa Bay Lightning

Ryan Reaves 

Forward 

Vegas Golden Knights 

6 GP, 0g-1a

Zachary Fucale* 

Goaltender 

Washington Capitals 

*Indicates on taxi squad 

BITES: 

  • Entering this week, the Solar Bears are 4-0-1-0 in games decided by one goal 
  • Chris LeBlanc needs only one more point for 100 in his career with the Solar Bears (37g-62a) – he has played 184 career games with Orlando, the most among any forward in team history; his next two goals will give him 39 in his Solar Bears career to move past Brett Findlay for third on the team’s career goals list 
  • Orlando is 3-0-0-0 when scoring first, and the only Eastern Conference team with a 1.000 winning percentage when scoring first 
  • Mark Auk has continued to produce since he was claimed off waivers from Rapid City three weeks ago; the defenseman has six assists in his first five games with Orlando, and his 11 total assists is second among all ECHL players 
  • The Solar Bears are 4-0-0-0 when leading after two periods 
  • Dylan Sadowy has four points (2g-2a) in his first three games with Orlando 
  • Alexander KuqaliTristin LanganAaron Luchuk and Patrick McNally are the only players to have played in every single game for Orlando this season  

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Upcoming Home Games

Full Schedule
Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Orlando Solar Bears
Wednesday, March 6th
Greenville Swamp Rabbits @ Orlando Solar Bears
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EST
Kia Center
Greenville Swamp Rabbits
GVL Greenville Swamp Rabbits
at
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
Kia Center
Women in Hockey Night
Thursday, March 7th
Women in Hockey Night
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EST
Kia Center
Jacksonville Icemen
JAX Jacksonville Icemen
at
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
Kia Center
Florida Everblades
Orlando Solar Bears
Tuesday, March 12th
Florida Everblades @ Orlando Solar Bears
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EDT
Kia Center
Florida Everblades
FLA Florida Everblades
at
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
Kia Center

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