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Bear Bites - Week of Apr. 10

Monday, April 10th
Bear Bites - Week of Apr. 10

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Solar Bears losing streak extended to four games this weekend with two losses on the road to the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. Orlando returns home Friday for the final time, starting three games in three nights in three different cities to end the 2022-23 regular season.



THIS WEEK’S GAMES:

  • Friday, April 14 vs Jacksonville Icemen at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday. April 15 at Savannah Ghost Pirates at 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 16 at Jacksonville Icemen at 5:00 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: 30-31-7-1 (.493)LAST WEEK’S RECORD: 0-2-0-0RECORD IN LAST 10 GAMES: 2-7-1-0EASTERN CONFERENCE PLACE: 11th of 14

ACTIVE LEADERS:TOP SCORER: Tristin Langan – 54 pointsMOST GOALS: Ross Olsson – 28 goalsMOST ASSISTS: Michael Brodzinski – 39 assistsPIM LEADER: Ross Olsson – 156 PIMPLUS-MINUS LEADER: Luke McInnis - +5

LAST WEEK’S GAMES:Friday, April 7 at Greenville: 3-7 LPaced by a Brett Kemp hat trick, the Greenville Swamp Rabbits skated to a 7-3 victory over the Solar Bears, Friday night. Bennett MacArthur (10), Jimmy Mazza (3) and Eric Esposito (2) scored the goals for the Bears. Alex Frye picked up two assists for his first career multi-point game at the professional level.

Saturday, April 8 at Greenville: 2-5 LThe Solar Bears got out to a 1-0 lead in the first period on a goal from Brayden Guy, but surrendered four goals in the second period. Jimmy Mazza scored his second goal is as many games for the Solar Bears, while Brett Kemp scored twice for the Swamp Rabbits.

 BITES

  • Alex Frye earned his first professional multi-point game with two assists on Friday night. The Northern Michigan University product finished the weekend with three points.
  • Jimmy Mazza scored goals in back-to-back games for the first time in his ECHL career spanning 159 games.
  • Ottoville Leppänen and Jamie Rome made their professional debuts this weekend for the Solar Bears.

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 - 27 GP, 6-13-8, .907%
  • Darcy Kuemper - Goaltender - Washington Capitals - 54 GP, 21-26-6, .909%
  • Mason Marchment - Forward - Dallas Stars - 67 GP, 12g-19a
  • Ryan Reaves - Forward - Minnesota Wild - 58 GP, 5g-10a

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
at
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
Kia Center

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