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Bear Bites | Week of Oct. 23

Monday, October 23rd
Bear Bites | Week of Oct. 23

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Solar Bears earned three out of a possible four points with a road victory in South Carolina and a shootout loss on opening night against Florida.

THIS WEEK’S GAMES:

  • Thursday, October 26 vs Florida Everblades at 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday. October 27 vs Jacksonville Icemen at 7:00 p.m.

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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: 1-0-0-1 (.750)
LAST WEEK’S RECORD: 1-0-0-1
RECORD IN LAST 10 GAMES: 1-0-0-1
EASTERN CONFERENCE PLACE: 3rd of 14

ACTIVE LEADERS:
TOP SCORER: Jandric, Luchuk, Newell – 4 points
MOST GOALS: Steve Jandric – 3 goals
MOST ASSISTS: Luchuk, Newell– 4 assists
PIM LEADER: Zachary Massicotte – 5 PIM
PLUS-MINUS LEADER: Carroll, Harpur - +3

LAST WEEK’S GAMES:
Thursday, October 19 vs. Florida: 3-4 SOL
The Solar Bears were unable to hold on to a two-goal, second period lead on Thursday night, eventually falling to the Florida Everblades by a 4-3 score after a seven round shootout. Jaydon Dureau, Steve Jandric, and Luke Boka all scored for Orlando.

Saturday, October 21 at South Carolina: 6-3 W
Forward Steve Jardric recorded two power play goals and one assist, while Pat Newell tallied three helpers in the Solar Bears first win of the 2023-24 season Saturday night. Goaltender Brandon Halverson stole the show in the middle period, making 20 saves on 22 Stingrays shots. Rookie forward Tanner Dickinson recorded his first professional goal and point in the first period. Luke Boka continued his hot start with his second goal in as many games.

BITES: 

  • Tanner Dickinson recorded his first professional point on his first professional goal Saturday night at South Carolina.
  • All three goals scored this season by Steve Jandric have come on the power play.
  • The Solar Bears scored a season-high six goals in Saturday night's 6-3 win in South Carolina. The last time the Solar Bears scored 6+ goals in a road game was also against South Carolina. (3-5-23, 7-2 W at SC).

 

Upcoming Games

Full Schedule
Orlando Solar Bears
Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Friday, October 18th
Orlando Solar Bears @ Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Puck Drops:
7:05 PM EDT
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
at
Greenville Swamp Rabbits
GVL Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
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
Orlando Solar Bears
Savannah Ghost Pirates
Sunday, October 27th
Orlando Solar Bears @ Savannah Ghost Pirates
Puck Drops:
3:00 PM EDT
Enmarket Arena
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
at
Savannah Ghost Pirates
SAV Savannah Ghost Pirates
Enmarket Arena
Orlando Solar Bears
Savannah Ghost Pirates
Wednesday, October 30th
Orlando Solar Bears @ Savannah Ghost Pirates
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EDT
Enmarket Arena
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
at
Savannah Ghost Pirates
SAV Savannah Ghost Pirates
Enmarket Arena
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

BEARS IN THE NHL:

Several former Solar Bears currently occupy spots on NHL rosters for the 2023-24 season – here we will track their progress:

 

  • Connor Ingram - Goaltender - Arizona Coyotes - 2 GP, 1-1-0, .926%
  • Darcy Kuemper - Goaltender - Washington Capitals - 3 GP, 1-1-1, .867%
  • Mason Marchment - Forward - Dallas Stars - 4 GP, 0g-0a
  • Ryan Reaves - Forward - Toronto Maple Leafs - 5 GP, 0g-0a

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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