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Game Preview: Solar Bears at Icemen | Nov. 12, 2021

Friday, November 12th
Game Preview: Solar Bears at Icemen | Nov. 12, 2021

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears (4-2-1-0) face the Jacksonville Icemen (2-4-1-1) for the second time this week at 7 p.m. at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. Tonight’s game marks the first road match of the season against Jacksonville, after opening the 2021-22 series with two wins on home ice. Orlando will face Jacksonville on the road eight times out of the 14-game head-to-head set.

DON’T FORGET: Tonight’s game marks the first official watch party of the season at Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company. Join your fellow Solar Bears fans and bring a lawn chair to watch the game on a 20-foot screen, enjoy some Bear Beer Florida Lager, food trucks, trivia and more!

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • The Solar Bears enter tonight’s game riding a 2-0-1-0 streak, including the club’s first road win of the season in a 3-2 win at Florida on Wednesday.
  • After matching his previous ECHL career-high of 42 saves on Wednesday, Brad Barone will get the start once again tonight against the Icemen.
  • Aaron Luchuk leads Orlando in scoring against the Icemen with five points (3g-2a) in two outings. He also leads the ECHL in scoring with 14 points in seven games.
  • Nick Bligh skates into tonight’s game riding a three-game point streak (1g-2a), while Tyler Bird enters the game with a two-game point streak (2g-1a) after returning from the AHL earlier this week.
  • The Icemen are playing in just their second home game of the season. Abbott Girduckis (1 GP, 2g-1a) and Ara Nazarian (2 GP, 1g-2a) lead Jacksonville in scoring against Orlando with three points apiece.  

NEXT GAME: The Solar Bears continue their road trip up I-95 when they visit the South Carolina Stingrays for the first time this season on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 6:05 p.m. at the North Charleston Coliseum. Orlando is back on home ice to take on the Maine Mariners on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at the AdventHealth Rink at Amway Center.

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