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Game Preview: Solar Bears at Florida Everblades | Feb. 5, 2022

Saturday, February 5th
Game Preview: Solar Bears at Florida Everblades | Feb. 5, 2022

ESTERO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears (21-16-3-0 / .563) visit the Florida Everblades (23-14-3-3 / .605) as the in-state rivals will square off for the third time this week with a 7 p.m. puck drop tonight at Hertz Arena. The Solar Bears picked up a 4-2 win at home last night over the Everblades to even the season series at three wins apiece.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • Brad Barone is expected to start in net tonight for the Solar Bears; he is 3-2-0 against Florida with a 2.61 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage. This will be his sixth consecutive start dating back to Jan. 23 at Maine – he has gone 2-2-1 in that stretch with a 2.77 GAA and a .916 save percentage.
  • The Solar Bears have been opportunistic on the road against Florida, winning two of three games at Hertz Arena this season. The Everblades have an 8-9-0-2 record on home ice.
  • Hunter Fejes leads the Solar Bears with four points (2g-2a) in four games against Florida.
  • Joe Garreffa has 2g-2a in his last three games.
  • Jackson Keane is expected to dress tonight after sitting out the last four games; the rookie forward is tied for the team’s active lead among rookies with eight assists and is still looking for his first pro goal.
  • Blake Winiecki leads the Everblades in scoring against Orlando with two goals and five assists through four games.  

NEXT GAMES: The Solar Bears visit the Jacksonville Icemen on Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. The Solar Bears return home to host the Florida Everblades for Scout Night and the rescheduled Marvel Super Hero Night on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. at the AdventHealth Rink at Amway Center. Visit orlandosolarbearshockey.com/scouts to learn how to sign up your scout troop!

Upcoming Home Games

Full Schedule
Atlanta Gladiators
Orlando Solar Bears
Sunday, February 25th
Hockey Fights Cancer / Sk8 to Elimin8 Ice Show / VyStar Credit Union Sundays
Puck Drops:
3:00 PM EST
Kia Center
Atlanta Gladiators
ATL Atlanta Gladiators
at
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
Kia Center
Craft Beer Fest / Pickleball Night
Friday, March 1st
Craft Beer Fest / Pickleball Night
Puck Drops:
8:00 PM EST
Kia Center
Jacksonville Icemen
JAX Jacksonville Icemen
at
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
Kia Center
Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Orlando Solar Bears
Wednesday, March 6th
Greenville Swamp Rabbits @ Orlando Solar Bears
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EST
Kia Center
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GVL Greenville Swamp Rabbits
at
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
Kia Center

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