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Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Norfolk Admirals | April 7, 2022

Thursday, April 7th
Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Norfolk Admirals | April 7, 2022

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears (31-29-6-1 / .515) host the Norfolk Admirals (26-36-2-3 / .425) for the final time during the 2021-22 season tonight at 7 p.m. at the AdventHealth Rink at Amway Center. The Solar Bears dropped a 4-1 decision to Norfolk on Wednesday night.

The team will host 407 Night / Fan Appreciation Night, along with Thirsty Thursday, featuring $5 domestic draft beers.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • Orlando is 3-3-1-0 against Norfolk this season in the eight-game regular season series.
  • Aaron Luchuk is set to play in his 100th game with the Solar Bears tonight. The reigning ECHL scoring champion has 109 points (44g-65a) in his tenure with Orlando, which ranks eighth in team history; with five more points can move as high as fifth on the franchise leaderboard.
  • The Solar Bears are 13-2-3-0 when scoring first on home ice.
  • Brad Barone is expected to start tonight for the Solar Bears, his first start since March 19 (3-2 loss at Florida); in that time, he has made two relief appearances; his next victory will tie Clint Windsor for the most wins by a Solar Bears goaltender in a single season.
  • Orlando is 13-3-4-1 in games decided by two or fewer goals on home ice.
  • Michael Brodzinski is eighth in league scoring among defensemen with 42 points; his next point will tie Cody Donaghey (43, 2018-19) for the club record for most points by a defenseman in a season.
  • Orlando is 6-for-29 (20.69%) on the power play against Norfolk.
  • Luke McInnis has six points (2g-4a) in seven games against the Admirals.
  • The win last night for Norfolk gives the Admirals six victories over their last eight games. Ryan Valentini, who scored twice on Wednesday, has 6g-2a over that stretch, and two game-winning goals.  

NEXT GAME: The Solar Bears return to action when they close out their regular season home schedule against the Jacksonville Icemen on Tuesday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at the AdventHealth Rink at Amway Center.

Upcoming Home Games

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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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Orlando Solar Bears
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Greenville Swamp Rabbits @ Orlando Solar Bears
Saturday, April 27th
Greenville Swamp Rabbits @ Orlando Solar Bears
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9:00 PM EDT
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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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GVL Greenville Swamp Rabbits
at
Orlando Solar Bears
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