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Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Nailers | Jan. 16, 2022

Sunday, January 16th
Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Nailers | Jan. 16, 2022

VyStar Credit Union Solar Bears Sunday – the first 100 VyStar Credit Union members to show their VyStar debit/credit card at the Amway Center box office will receive a free pair of tickets to the game. Once all 100 pairs are claimed, VyStar members can still take advantage of a buy-one-get-one ticket offer! Visit vystarcu.org/solarbears for more info.

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears (18-13-1-0) conclude their three-in-three set against the Wheeling Nailers (16-14-1-0) today at 3 p.m. at the AdventHealth Rink at Amway Center. The Solar Bears saw their five-game winning streak snapped on Saturday in a 4-1 loss to Wheeling, with each team having earned a victory through the first two games.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • Brad Barone is expected to start today for the Solar Bears – the goaltender had won his previous four straight starts before Saturday’s loss, and leads the ECHL with a .934 save percentage.
  • Orlando is 13-1-0-0 when scoring first.
  • Alexey Lipanov has been activated from the injured reserve and will dress for the first time since Nov. 12 at Jacksonville. In his first full season, Lipanov set a team rookie record with six power-play goals.
  • The Solar Bears have scored at least one goal in the first period of their last six games; Orlando is 15-4-1-0 when scoring a goal in the opening frame.
  • Odeen Tufto has four points (1g-2a) in his first two games with the Solar Bears.
  • Wheeling has the second-highest penalty minute average in the ECHL this season, at 18.61 minutes per game.  

NEXT GAMES: The Solar Bears hit the road for a three-game set with the Maine Mariners beginning on Friday, Jan. 21 at 7:15 p.m. at Cross Insurance Arena. The Solar Bears return home to host the Utah Grizzlies on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. at the AdventHealth Rink at Amway Center, for Pink Whitney Night, featuring Spittin’ Chiclets host Paul Bissonnette – secure your seats in the Pink Whitney Party Section for only $20CLICK HERE to purchase this special ticket package.

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