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Bear Bites - Week of Dec. 12

Monday, December 12th
Bear Bites - Week of Dec. 12

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears continue their five-game road swing Wednesday when they head to Hertz Arena to battle the Florida Everblades. The Solar Bears return home Friday, Dec. 16 when they face the Savannah Ghost Pirates on Teddy Bear Toss Night presented by Janney Roofing, before heading back to Estero to face the Everblades once again on Saturday, Dec. 17.

THIS WEEK’S GAMES:Wednesday, December 14 at Florida Everblades at 7:30 p.m. Friday, December 16 vs. Savannah Ghost Pirates at 7:00 p.m.Saturday, December 17 at Florida Everblades at 7:00 p.m.

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 GLANCESEASON RECORD: 6-10-4-1 (.405) LAST WEEK’S RECORD: 0-2-0-0 RECORD IN LAST 10 GAMES: 2-5-3-0 EASTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS: 12th of 14 

ACTIVE LEADERSTOP SCORER: Joe Carroll, Michael Brodzinski – 14 points MOST GOALS: Joe Carroll – 8 goals MOST ASSISTS: Tristan Langan – 11 assists PIM LEADER: Ross Olsson – 54 PIM PLUS-MINUS LEADER: Multiple – +2 

LAST WEEK’S GAMESFriday, December 9 at Atlanta: 5-2 L In a tightly contested game Friday night, it was the Solar Bears who scored first on a Michael Brodzinski power play goal in the first period. Orlando came into action with a 6-1-1-1 record when scoring first but on this night, it was Gladiators who take a 2-1 lead heading into the first intermission break. When the Solar Bears pulled their goalie to try and tie, it was the Gladiators who scored in to the empty cage three times. Chris Ordoobadi scored a third period goal for his first of the season.

Saturday, December 10 at Atlanta: 5-3 L For the second straight night, the Solar Bears would get on the board first courtesy of Mathieu Foget (4). Jaydon Dureau (1) added to the first period Orlando lead in the opening period. Even though Atlanta halved the Orlando lead before the end of the first period, Chris Ordoobadi (2) scored again to make it 3-1 in the second period. That began a stretch of play where Orlando was whistled for four consecutive minor penalties. The Gladiators would score three unanswered goals, including two on the man-advantage to grab a 4-3 lead. The Glads added an empty net goal late in the third period. Rookie Brayden Guy recorded his first professional multi-point game (0-2-2).

The ECHL announced the following changes to the 2022-23 schedule. Atlanta at Orlando, which was postponed on Thursday, November 10 due to Hurricane Nicole, will now be played on Sunday, January 29, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. ET. inside AdventHealth Rink at Amway Center. 

Tickets for the originally scheduled game on Nov. 10, 2022 will be honored on January 29, 2023. 

For ticket information, please contact the Orlando Solar Bears at clientservices@orlandosolarbearshockey.com OR for TicketMaster Buyers: please contact TicketMaster directly at (800) 653-8000.

 BITES:

  • Forward Chris Ordoobadi has scored goals in back-to-back games for the first time in his professional career (2-0-2, 42 games).
  • Michael Brodzinski added to his franchise record for most power play points with a power play goal on Friday night in Atlanta (47)
  • Brayden Guy became the 12th different Solar Bears player to record a multi-point game this season on Saturday night in Atlanta (0-2-2)
  • Orlando is 6-0-2-0 when leading after two periods this season.
  • Goaltender Brad Barone has made the second most (48) and third most (47) saves in any single ECHL game this season.

BEARS IN THE NHL:Several former Solar Bears currently occupy spots on NHL rosters for the 2022-23 season – here we will track their progress:

  • Connor Ingram - Goaltender - Arizona Coyotes - 8 GP, 1-6-1, .866%
  • Darcy Kuemper - Goaltender - Washington Capitals - 20 GP, 8-9-2, .916%
  • Mason Marchment - Forward - Dallas Stars - 28 GP, 8g-9a
  • Spencer Martin - Goaltender - Vancouver Canucks - 14 GP, 8-3-1, .891%
  • Ryan Reaves - Forward - Minnesota Wild - 8 GP, 0g-3a

Upcoming Home Games

Full Schedule
Savannah Ghost Pirates
Orlando Solar Bears
Saturday, October 26th
Savannah Ghost Pirates @ Orlando Solar Bears
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EDT
Kia Center
Savannah Ghost Pirates
SAV Savannah Ghost Pirates
at
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
Kia Center
Jacksonville Icemen
Orlando Solar Bears
Saturday, November 2nd
Jacksonville Icemen @ Orlando Solar Bears
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EDT
Kia Center
Jacksonville Icemen
JAX Jacksonville Icemen
at
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
Kia Center
Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Orlando Solar Bears
Sunday, November 3rd
Greenville Swamp Rabbits @ Orlando Solar Bears
Puck Drops:
3:00 PM EST
Kia Center
Greenville Swamp Rabbits
GVL Greenville Swamp Rabbits
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Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
Kia Center

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