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Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Jacksonville Icemen | March 10, 2022

Thursday, March 10th
Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Jacksonville Icemen | March 10, 2022

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears (29-22-4-0 / .564) return home for another clash with the Jacksonville Icemen (30-18-2-2 / .615) tonight at 7 p.m. at the AdventHealth Rink at Amway Center. The Solar Bears picked up a 4-2 win over the Icemen last night, and tonight’s meeting will be Orlando’s fourth game against Jacksonville in the last nine days.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • The Solar Bears have played 11 games of the 14-game regular season series and lead the Icemen with a 7-4-0-0 record, and have out-scored Jacksonville 31-29. Tristin Langan leads the Solar Bears in scoring against the Icemen with nine points (3g-6a) in eight games.
  • Tristin Langan leads the active roster in scoring against Jacksonville with nine points (3g-6a) in eight games; his next goal will give him 54 career goals with the Solar Bears, the most in franchise history.
  • The team that has scored first has won every game in the series so far; Orlando is 20-2-2-0 when scoring first for the season; its points percentage of .875 when scoring first leads the ECHL.
  • Dylan Fitze enters tonight’s game with a three-game point streak (2g-2a).
  • The Solar Bears penalty kill has risen to the sixth-best in the ECHL, going 145-for-175 (82.9%) on the season.
  • Orlando is 13-1-2-0 when Luke McInnis records at least one point.
  • The Solar Bears are 16-4-4-0 in games decided by one goal this season.
  • Orlando is 7-for-33 (21.2%) on the power play against Jacksonville this season.
  • Jacksonville’s leading scorer Abbott Girduckis received a call-up last Thursday to the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack; Craig Martin leads the active roster for the Icemen in scoring with 42 points in 46 games.  

NEXT GAMES: Orlando begins a four-game road trip when the team visits the Florida Everblades on Saturday, March 12 at 7 p.m. at Hertz Arena. The Solar Bears return home to host Florida on Thursday, March 24 at 7 p.m. at the AdventHealth Rink at Amway Center for a Thirsty Thursday, featuring $5 domestic draft beers.

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