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Bear Bites: Week of May 10, 2021

Monday, May 10th
Bear Bites: Week of May 10, 2021

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears return to action tonight as they open up a three-game week. Orlando hosts Greenville for the final time this evening, before battling in-state rival Florida Everblades on Friday and Saturday at the AdventHealth Rink at Amway Center. A regulation win in tonight’s game will allow the Solar Bears to move up into second place in the Eastern Conference based on points percentage. 

THIS WEEK’S GAMES: 

  • Monday, May 10 vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits at 7 p.m. 
  • Friday, May 14 vs. Florida Everblades at 7 p.m. 
  • Saturday, May 15 vs. Florida Everblades at 7 p.m. - Health Heroes Appreciation Night, presented by AdventHealth 

SEASON RECORD: 30-21-5-1 (.579) LAST WEEK’S RECORD: 2-0-1-0 RECORD IN LAST 10 GAMES: 5-3-2-0 EASTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS: 4th of 7 

ACTIVE LEADERS: TOP SCORER: Aaron Luchuk – 60 points MOST GOALS: Aaron Luchuk – 23 goals MOST ASSISTS: Aaron Luchuk – 37 assists PIM LEADER: Tristin Langan – 48 PIM PLUS-MINUS LEADER: Nolan Valleau – +20 

LAST WEEK’S GAMES: 

Monday, May 3 vs. South Carolina Stingrays: 3-2 W The Solar Bears snapped a two-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over South Carolina, as Aaron Luchuk and Michael Joly each tallied a goal and an assist in the victory over the Stingrays. 

Friday, May 7 vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits: 3-2 OTL Kevin Lohan and Matthew Spencer scored for the Solar Bears to ensure the team picked up a point, but Matt Bradley scored in overtime for Greenville. 

Saturday, May 8 vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits: 3-2 W Matthew Spencer broke a 2-2 tie with less than a minute and a half remaining in the third period on Sunday to lift Orlando to a 3-2 victory over the Swamp Rabbits and help the Solar Bears reach the 30-win plateau for the seventh time in team history. 

The Orlando Solar Bears along with VyStar Credit Union, have announced the launch of a co-branded debit card, available now for all VyStar Credit Union members. 

Fans can get a Solar Bears debit card when they open a VyStar account with a minimum balance of $5 at any branch location. They can also apply for membership online at apply.vystarcu.org but will need to visit a branch to get a Solar Bears card. Current members can request a co-branded card by visiting a branch, calling 800-445-6289 or speaking to a VyChat representative at www.vystarcu.org

BEARS IN THE NHL: 

Player 

Position 

Team 

Stats 

Zachary Fucale* 

Goaltender 

Washington Capitals 

0 GP 

Christopher Gibson* 

Goaltender 

Tampa Bay Lightning 

2 GP, 1-1-0, .875 Sv% 

Kasimir Kaskisuo* 

Goaltender 

Nashville Predators 

1 GP, 0-0-0, 1.000 Sv% 

Darcy Kuemper 

Goaltender 

Arizona Coyotes 

27 GP, 10-11-3, .907 Sv% 

Mason Marchment 

Forward 

Florida Panthers 

32 GP, 2g-7a 

Ryan Reaves 

Forward 

Vegas Golden Knights 

37 GP, 1g-4a 

*Indicates currently on taxi squad 

BITES: 

  • Aaron Luchuk is second in league scoring, and first in the Eastern Conference, with 60 points (23g-37a) 
  • Orlando has recorded the fewest penalty minutes per game in the ECHL with an average of 10.93 
  • Michael Joly carries a six-game point streak (5g-4a) into tonight’s game 
  • The Solar Bears are 18-0-0-1 when leading after two periods 
  • Chris LeBlanc’s next assist will be the 80th of his career with Orlando, allowing him to pass Denver Manderson and Eric Faille for the most assists in club history 
  • Matthew Spencer carries a three-game point streak (2g-1a) into tonight’s game 
  • Orlando is 19-0-0-0 when allowing two or fewer goals 
  • Clint Windsor is third with 18 wins 
  • Orlando is 30-4-2-0 when scoring three or more goals 

BEAR TRACKS PRESENTED BY PINK WHITNEY: 

Solar Bears forward Anthony Repaci joined team broadcaster Jesse Liebman for last week’s episode of Bear Tracks, presented by Pink Whitney by New Amsterdam Vodka, and the two discussed his rookie season in Orlando after head had initially signed with the North Division’s Worcester Railers, who opted out of the 2020-21 season due to the pandemic. 

Become a VyStar Credit Union member! 

VyStar Credit Union is the official credit union of the Orlando Solar Bears – take advantage of member benefits including discounted tickets and more! 

CLICK TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BECOMING A VYSTAR CREDIT UNION MEMBER

Upcoming Home Games

Full Schedule
Greenville Swamp Rabbits @ Orlando Solar Bears
Friday, April 26th
Greenville Swamp Rabbits @ Orlando Solar Bears
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EDT
Kia Center
Greenville Swamp Rabbits
GVL Greenville Swamp Rabbits
at
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
Kia Center
Greenville Swamp Rabbits @ Orlando Solar Bears
Saturday, April 27th
Greenville Swamp Rabbits @ Orlando Solar Bears
Puck Drops:
9:00 PM EDT
Kia Center
Greenville Swamp Rabbits
GVL Greenville Swamp Rabbits
at
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
Kia Center
Greenville Swamp Rabbits @ Orlando Solar Bears
Sunday, April 28th
Greenville Swamp Rabbits @ Orlando Solar Bears
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EDT
Kia Center
Greenville Swamp Rabbits
GVL Greenville Swamp Rabbits
at
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
Kia Center

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