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Bear Bites: Week of Jan. 24, 2022

Monday, January 24th
Bear Bites: Week of Jan. 24, 2022

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears return home after a three-game road trip and get set to host the first of two games against the Utah Grizzlies on Thursday, Jan. 27.

THIS WEEK’S GAMES:

  • Thursday, Jan. 27 vs. Utah Grizzlies – 7 p.m.

Get your tickets in the Pink Whitney Party Section for only $20 as we’ll be joined by Spittin’ Chiclets host and NHL media personality Paul Bissonnette for Pink Whitney Night against the Utah Grizzlies!

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.

AT A GLANCE

SEASON RECORD: 19-15-2-0 (.556)LAST WEEK’S RECORD: 1-2-0-0RECORD IN LAST 10 GAMES: 6-3-1-0SOUTH DIVISION STANDINGS: 4th of 7

ACTIVE LEADERS

TOP SCORER: Tristin Langan – 24 pointsMOST GOALS: Luke Boka – 10MOST ASSISTS: Michael Brodzinski & Tristin Langan – 17 assistsPIM LEADER: Chad Duchesne – 38 PIMPLUS-MINUS LEADER: Tyler Bird – +9

LAST WEEK’S GAMES:

Friday, Jan. 21 at Maine Mariners: 6-2 WTristin Langan netted the second hat trick of his career and Tyler Bird recorded a five-point night as the Solar Bears earned their first-ever win at Cross Insurance Arena.

Saturday, Jan. 22 at Maine Mariners: 3-1 LTyler Bird scored for the second consecutive game, but the Mariners ended Orlando’s five-game road win streak.

Monday, Jan. 10 vs. South Carolina Stingrays: 4-1 LLuke Boka scored to become the first Solar Bears rookie to notch double-digit goals this season, but Orlando fell to the Mariners for the second straight game to close out the weekend.

BITES:

  • The Solar Bears are 5-3-1-0 against non-divisional opponents this season.
  • Tyler Bird enjoyed a career-high five-points in Friday’s win over Maine. His four assists marked the first multi-assist game of his professional career.
  • Since Nov. 29, Tristin Langan has 24 points (7g-17a) over his last 17 games.
  • Orlando is 14-1-0-0 when scoring first.
  • Michael Brodzinski is tied for ninth in scoring among ECHL defensemen with 23 points in 33 games.
  • Orlando has a home ice power play that ranks sixth in the ECHL at 14-for-56 (25.0%).
  • The Solar Bears are 12-1-1-0 when leading after two periods.

Fans, students, parents and teachers can visit OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com/teacher to nominate a Teacher of the Month. One teacher will be selected each month from November through February during the 2021-22 season and will receive a $100 Pizza Hut gift card, along with in-game recognition and a suite at a Solar Bears home game. 

BEARS IN THE NHL:

Several former Solar Bears have appeared on NHL rosters during the 2021-22 season – here we will track their performance:

Player

Position

Team

Stats

Hugo Alnefelt*

Goaltender

Tampa Bay Lightning

1 GP, 0-0-0, .700

Zach Fucale*

Goaltender

Washington Capitals

4 GP, 1-1-1, .924%

Christopher Gibson*

Goaltender

Florida Panthers

0 GP

Connor Ingram*

Goaltender

Nashville Predators

2 GP, 1-1-0, .906%

Darcy Kuemper

Goaltender

Colorado Avalanche

28 GP, 19-5-1, .913%

Mason Marchment

Forward

Florida Panthers

17 GP, 2g-9a

Spencer Martin

Goaltender

Vancouver Canucks

1 GP, 0-0-1, .971%

Ryan Reaves

Forward

New York Rangers

35 GP, 2g-7a

Garret Sparks*

Goaltender

L.A. Kings

2 GP, 1-0-0, .936%

* Currently assigned to AHL

BEAR TRACKS PRESENTED BY PINK WHITNEY BY NEW AMSTERDAM VODKA:

On this week's episode of Bear Tracks, presented by Pink Whitney by New Amsterdam Vodka, we're joined by Hunter Fejes, who returned to the Solar Bears in December after spending the last two and a half seasons in Europe. The forward recounts some of his experiences overseas, along with what it's like growing up in Alaska as part of a unique hockey community, and gives Jesse travel tips for the Alaskan wilderness.

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
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Greenville Swamp Rabbits @ Orlando Solar Bears
Saturday, April 27th
Greenville Swamp Rabbits @ Orlando Solar Bears
Puck Drops:
9:00 PM EDT
Kia Center
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Orlando Solar Bears
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Greenville Swamp Rabbits @ Orlando Solar Bears
Sunday, April 28th
Greenville Swamp Rabbits @ Orlando Solar Bears
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EDT
Kia Center
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