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Bear Bites - Week of Mar. 20

Monday, March 20th
Bear Bites - Week of Mar. 20

ORLANDO, Fla. – After picking up one of six possible points against the top-seeded Idaho Steelheads, the Solar Bears return to AdventHealth Rink at Amway Center for two games this week beginning Wednesday against the Maine Mariners.

THIS WEEK’S GAMES:

  • Wednesday, March 22 vs. Maine Mariners at 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday. March 24 vs. Jacksonville Icemen 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 GLANCE:SEASON RECORD: 29-26-7-1 (.524)LAST WEEK’S RECORD: 0-2-1-0RECORD IN LAST 10 GAMES: 4-5-1-0EASTERN CONFERENCE PLACE: 10th of 14

ACTIVE LEADERS:TOP SCORER: Tristin Langan – 52 pointsMOST GOALS: Ross Olsson – 27 goalsMOST ASSISTS: Michael Brodzinski – 39 assistsPIM LEADER: Ross Olsson – 142 PIMPLUS-MINUS LEADER: Luke McInnis- +6

LAST WEEK’S GAMES:Wednesday, March 15 at Idaho: 4-5 OTLThe Solar Bears were not able to hold on to two, one-goal, third period leads Wednesday night, eventually falling to the Steelheads 5-4 in overtime. Michael Brodzinski (1g-1a) and Max Cajkovic (2a) both authored multi-point efforts in the defeat.

Friday, March 17 at Idaho: 2-6 LAfter scoring the first two goals of the game from Jaydon Dureau and Tristin Langan, the Solar Bears surrendered five unanswered goals in the first period and an empty net goal late in the third period to fall 6-2 to Idaho Friday night.

Saturday, March 18 at Idaho: 1-4 LOrlando opened the scoring for a third straight game when Tristin Langan scored his 19th goal of the season, but again could not muster any more offense than what was offered in the first period. Idaho tied the game and then took the lead with a power play goal and a shorthanded goal. The Steelheads added two empty net goals to pad their lead to 4-1, which was the eventual final score. Jack LaFontaine made

BITES

  • Max Balinson had his season-long, six-game point streak snapped in Saturday's loss to Idaho. (4g-5a)
  • Tristin Langan's next point will be his 200th as a Solar Bear.
  • Tristin Langan recorded his 50th point of the season with a goal on Wednesday night. Langan is the first Solar Bear player to 50+ points in a season since he and Aaron Luchuk did it in the 2020-21 regular season.
  • Michael Brodzinski is 2nd in the ECHL in scoring among defensemen (9g-39a-48pts)
  • The Solar Bears have scored a power play goal in 16 of their last 19 games (23PPGF/76Att = 30.2%)

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 - 25 GP, 6-13-6, .909%
  • Darcy Kuemper - Goaltender - Washington Capitals - 48 GP, 20-22-5, .911%
  • Mason Marchment - Forward - Dallas Stars - 67 GP, 12g-19a
  • Ryan Reaves - Forward - Minnesota Wild - 50 GP, 4g-9a

Upcoming Home Games

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