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Bear Bites | Week of Dec. 25

Wednesday, December 27th
Bear Bites | Week of Dec. 25

ORLANDO, Fla. – It was a big week for your Solar Bears as the Hockey Club took all three games of a long road trip before holiday break. Now just one point back of Jacksonville for third place, the Solar Bears refocus on the week ahead, looking for their fifth win in a row Thursday night at Kia Center.

 

THIS WEEK’S GAMES:

  • Thursday, December 28, 7:00 p.m., vs. South Carolina Stingrays
  • Saturday, December 30, 6:05 p.m., at South Carolina Stingrays
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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.

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VyStar player appearances are back! 

Come meet some Solar Bears on Thursday, February 8 at VyStar Credit Union's Altamonte Springs Branch! VyStar will be raffling off two (2) signed Solar Bears jerseys. To enter, you must scan a QR Code that will be on site. You must be present to win.

Where: 151 N. SR 434, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
When: 1:45-2:45 pm
 


AT A GLANCE:
SEASON RECORD: 14-9-1-1 (.600)
LAST WEEK’S RECORD: 3-0-0-0
RECORD IN LAST 10 GAMES: 6-4-0-0
EASTERN CONFERENCE PLACE: 6th of 14

ACTIVE LEADERS:
TOP SCORER: Mitchell Hoelscher – 22 points
MOST GOALS: Mitchell Hoelscher – 9 goals
MOST ASSISTS: Mitchell Hoelscher – 13 assists
PIM LEADER: Tyler Bird – 31 PIM
PLUS-MINUS LEADER: Chris Harpur - +10

LAST WEEK’S GAMES:

Thursday, December 21 at Savannah: 2-1 W
Led by a 41-save performance from Colten Ellis, the Solar Bears held on to a 2-1 decision on Thursday night in Savannah. All three scorers in the game were defenseman, including the game-winning goal by Zachary Massicotte with 10:06 remaining. Ben Carroll also scored in the Orlando victory.

Friday, December 22 at Greenville: 7-2 W
After giving up the opening goal to Greenville, the Solar Bears scored the next five goals en route to a 7-2 trouncing of the first-place, Swamp Rabbits in their first meeting of the season. Aaron Luchuk provided three goals, while Tanner Schachle tallied a career-high, four points (1g-3a). 12 Solar Bears players recorded at least one point in the victory.

Saturday, December 23 at Atlanta: 5-1 W
After allowing the first goal to Atlanta, the Solar Bears seized momentum and waltzed their way to a perfect weekend with a 5-1 victory in Atlanta. Aaron Luchuk led the way for Orlando with a goal and two assists, and veteran forwards Alex Fortin and Brayden Low recorded two points for the Solar Bears. Ellis was excellent in goal, stopping 32 shots.



 

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
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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
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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
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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
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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

BITES: 

  • Tanner Schachle scored four points Friday night (1g-3a) in a 7-2 victory over Greenville to set a new professional career-high in a single-game for Schachle. Tanner becomes the third Solar Bear to score four points in a single game this season. (Mazza - 11/10 at SAV, Hoelscher - 12/16 at FLA)
  • Aaron Luchuk has six points in his last two games (4g-2a) His largest two-game output of the season. (Prev: 10/19 & 10/21, 0g-4a)
  • Mitchell Hoelscher has a four-game point streak going (3g-4a) and has at least one point in six of his last seven games (5g-5a).
  • The Solar Bears scored two power play goals in a single game for the third time this season on Saturday night in a 5-1 victory over Atlanta. (Prev: 12/16 at FLA, 2/5, 10/21 at SC, 2/6)

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 - 21 GP, 12-7-0, .916%
  • Darcy Kuemper - Goaltender - Washington Capitals - 16 GP, 8-6-2, .900%
  • Mason Marchment - Forward - Dallas Stars - 32 GP, 10g-11a
  • Ryan Reaves - Forward - Toronto Maple Leafs - 21 GP, 1g-0a
  • Spencer Martin - Goaltender - Columbus Blue Jackets - 11 GP, 2-7-1, .892%

     

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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