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Bear Bites: Week of Jan. 31, 2022

Monday, January 31st
Bear Bites: Week of Jan. 31, 2022

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears begin the week at home as they close out a two-game set against the Utah Grizzlies tonight, then battle the Florida Everblades in a three-game set later in the week.

THIS WEEK’S GAMES:

  • Monday, Jan. 31 vs. Utah Grizzlies – 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 3 vs. Florida Everblades – 7 p.m. – Thirsty Thursday ($5 draft beer specials)
  • Friday, Feb. 4 vs. Florida Everblades – 7 p.m. – Marvel Super Hero Night
  • Saturday, Feb. 5 at Florida Everblades – 7 p.m.

Join us for a watch party at Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. this Saturday, Feb. 5, as the Solar Bears take on the Florida Everblades. Bring your chair as your fellow Solar Bears fans will watch the game on the big screen, and take advantage of the on-site food truck and special raffles during the game at the official watch party location for the Solar Bears!

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: 20-15-2-0 (.568)LAST WEEK’S RECORD: 1-0-0-0RECORD IN LAST 10 GAMES: 6-3-1-0SOUTH DIVISION STANDINGS: 4th of 7

ACTIVE LEADERSTOP SCORER: Michael Brodzinski – 24 pointsMOST GOALS: Luke Boka – 10MOST ASSISTS: Michael Brodzinski – 18 assistsPIM LEADER: Chad Duchesne – 38 PIMPLUS-MINUS LEADER: Tyler Bird – +9

LAST WEEK’S GAMES:

Thursday, Jan. 27 vs. Utah Grizzlies: 4-3 OTW

Dylan Fitze recorded his second multi-goal game of the season and Hunter Fejes scored, as the Solar Bears established a 3-0 lead before the Grizzlies stormed back and tied the game in the final minute of regulation, before Tristin Langan scored his third career overtime-winning goal in sudden death as Orlando snapped a two-game winless skid at home.

BITES:

  • Dylan Fitze has seven goals over his last 10 games.
  • The Solar Bears are 15-1-0-0 when scoring first.
  • Orlando is 9-0-2-0 when Luke McInnis records at least a point.
  • Michael Brodzinski is three points away from 100 in his Solar Bears career.
  • Hunter Fejes leads the Solar Bears in scoring against Florida with three points (2g-1a) in two games.
  • Orlando is 6-2-1-0 when Luke Boka scores a goal.
  • The Solar Bears are 13-1-1-0 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

30 GP, 21-5-1, .915%

Mason Marchment

Forward

Florida Panthers

20 GP, 6g-11a

Spencer Martin

Goaltender

Vancouver Canucks

3 GP, 1-0-2, .958%

Ryan Reaves

Forward

New York Rangers

39 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 Braydon Barker, who joined the Solar Bears this season for his first year of professional hockey. The Alberta native discussed his hometown, life at Concordia University – Wisconsin and how he’s settled into his first season of professional hockey.

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

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