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Bear Bites - Week of Feb. 27

Monday, February 27th
Bear Bites - Week of Feb. 27

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Solar Bears split an important series with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits in two very tightly-contest games in Orlando. After dropping the first macthup Friday, the Solar Bears prevailed in a 5-4 decision Sunday afternoon. The Solar Bears welcome Adirondack on Thursday and the Florida Everblades Friday to wrap up an eight-game homestand, and head to North Charleston, SC on Sunday afternoon. 

THIS WEEK’S GAMES:

  • Thursday, March 2 vs. Adirondack Thunder at 7:00 p.m. 
  • Friday, March 3 vs. Florida Everblades at 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday. March 5 at South Carolina Stingrays at 3:05 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 GLANCE:SEASON RECORD: 26-22-6-1 (.536)LAST WEEK’S RECORD: 1-1-0-0RECORD IN LAST 10 GAMES: 6-3-1-0EASTERN CONFERENCE PLACE: 9th of 14

ACTIVE LEADERSTOP SCORER: Michael Brodzinski – 43 pointsMOST GOALS: Ross Olsson – 23 goalsMOST ASSISTS: Michael Brodzinski – 37 assistsPIM LEADER: Ross Olsson – 122 PIMPLUS-MINUS LEADER: Tyson Feist - +6

LAST WEEK’S GAMES:Friday, February 24 vs Greenville: 3-4 LTampa Bay Lightning prospects Grant Mismash and Maxim Cajkovic led the way for the Solar Bears recording two points each, but Brett Kemp of the Swamp Rabbits recorded two goals and an asisst including the game-winning goal to propel Greenville to a one-goal victory.  

Sunday, February 26 vs Greenville: 5-4 WRookie Brayden Guy recored a career-high four points and scored his first hat trick leading the Solar Bears to a 5-4 win over Greenville. Michael Brodzinksi recored his record-setting, 24th powerplay point of the season on a goal in the first period. The veteran defenseman added an assist later in the game to take the team points lead with his 43rd of the season. Tampa Bay Lightning signee Bennett MacArthur continued his string of strong play with two assists. 

 BITES

  • Michael Brodzinski picked up his 24th power play point of the season Sunday, setting the Solar Bears single-season record previously set by Max Novak during the 2017-18 season. Brodzinksi added his 25th power play point later in the game on an assist to take over the team lead with 43 points. 
  • The Solar Bears scored at least one power play goal in 10 of their last 11 games (11/43, 25.6%)
  • Bennett MacArthur has 12 points in his last 10 games and four, multi-point games during that stretch (5-7-12).
  • Since returing from injury on February 19, Maxim Cajkovic has scored at least a point in three of the four games (1-4-5). 

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 - 21 GP, 5-12-4, .908%
  • Darcy Kuemper - Goaltender - Washington Capitals - 41 GP, 17-19-4, .909%
  • Mason Marchment - Forward - Dallas Stars - 59 GP, 9g-15a
  • Ryan Reaves - Forward - Minnesota Wild - 40 GP, 0g-6a

Upcoming Home Games

Full Schedule
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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Greenville Swamp Rabbits @ Orlando Solar Bears
Saturday, April 27th
Greenville Swamp Rabbits @ Orlando Solar Bears
Puck Drops:
9:00 PM EDT
Kia Center
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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
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