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Bear Bites | Week of Feb. 12

Monday, February 12th
Bear Bites | Week of Feb. 12

ORLANDO, Fla. - The Orlando Solar Bears took one game from their three-game series with the Jacksonville Icemen with a thrilling overtime win on Friday night at Kia Center by a 2-1 score.

 

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
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
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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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Join select Solar Bears Players at Victory Martial Arts on Friday, February 16 for a special karate class from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Location: Victory Martial Arts, 150 Alafaya Woods Blvd, Unit 104, Oviedo, FL 32765

*You must be 3 years old or older to participate in the class with the players*

Click Here to RSVP


AT A GLANCE:
SEASON RECORD: 21-16-6-2 (.556)
LAST WEEK’S RECORD: 1-2-0-0
RECORD IN LAST 10 GAMES: 1-5-3-1
EASTERN CONFERENCE PLACE: 8th of 14

ACTIVE LEADERS:
TOP SCORER: Mitchell Hoelscher – 40 points
MOST GOALS: Mitchell Hoelscher – 21 goals
MOST ASSISTS: Ben Carroll – 23 assists
PIM LEADER: Kelly Bent – 73 PIM
PLUS-MINUS LEADER: Jimmy Mazza - +10

LAST WEEK’S GAMES:
Wednesday, February 7 at Jacksonville: 1-4 L
The Solar Bears opened the scoring in the first minute of the game on Ryan Mahshie's first professional goal. Orlando would be shut down the rest of the contest by Matt Vernon, who stopped 31 shots in relief of Michael Houser, who left the game in the first period. Chris Grando and Brendan Harris each recorded two goals for the Icemen in the game.

Friday, February 9 vs. Jacksonville: 2-1 W OT
The Solar Bears snapped a season-long, 11-game slide on Friday night with a thrilling 2-1 overtime win on Friday night. The Icemen opened the scoring in the first period, but Tyler Bird tied the game in the second. With the Solar Bears holding Jacksonville off the scoreboard on three straight power plays in the third period, Darik Angeli won the game for Orlando scoring 1:04 into the overtime period.

Saturday, February 10 at Jacksonville: 1-4 L
The Solar Bears dominated the first period, outshooting the Icemen 10-3 in the opening but was tied 1-1 after one period. Jesse Jacques scored the first period goal for the Bears. Riley Fiddler-Schultz scored twice for the Icemen including the game-winning goal and former Solar Bear Jerry D'Amigo tallied a goal and an assist in the 4-1 decision.


 

Upcoming Games

Full Schedule
Atlanta Gladiators
Orlando Solar Bears
Saturday, February 24th
Beach Night / Scout Night / Beach Night Jersey
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EST
Kia Center
Atlanta Gladiators
ATL Atlanta Gladiators
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Final
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Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
Kia Center

BITES: 

  • Aaron Luchuk is one point away from 250 in his professional career. 140 of those points have come in a Solar Bears uniform, ranking him third all-time in Solar Bears history. (Tristin Langan - 201, Michael Brodzinski - 165)
  • Darik Angeli is two assists away from 200 in his professional career.

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 - 34 GP, 17-12-1, .912%
  • Darcy Kuemper - Goaltender - Washington Capitals - 27 GP, 11-12-3, .894%
  • Mason Marchment - Forward - Dallas Stars - 51 GP, 16g-25a
  • Ryan Reaves - Forward - Toronto Maple Leafs - 22 GP, 2g-0a
  • Spencer Martin - Goaltender - Carolina Hurricanes - 1 GP, 1-0-0, .929%

     

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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