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Bear Bites | Week of Feb. 19

Monday, February 19th
Bear Bites | Week of Feb. 19

ORLANDO, Fla. - The Orlando Solar Bears were victorious in all three games this past week, knocking off the Worcester Railers twice and the Florida Everblades in a crucial South Division matchup.

THIS WEEK'S GAMES:

Friday, February 23, 7pm, vs. Jacksonville

Saturday, February 24, 7pm vs. Atlanta - Beach Night presented by Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co.

Sunday, February 25, 3pm vs. Atlanta - Hockey Fights Cancer presented by Frank Gay Services & VyStar Credit Union Sundays

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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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AT A GLANCE:
SEASON RECORD: 24-17-6-2 (.571)
LAST WEEK’S RECORD: 3-1-0-0
RECORD IN LAST 10 GAMES: 4-4-2-0
EASTERN CONFERENCE PLACE: 7th of 14

ACTIVE LEADERS:
TOP SCORER: Mitchell Hoelscher – 46 points
MOST GOALS: Mitchell Hoelscher – 22 goals
MOST ASSISTS: Mitchell Hoelscher – 24 assists
PIM LEADER: Kelly Bent – 86 PIM
PLUS-MINUS LEADER: Alex Frye - +12

LAST WEEK’S GAMES:
Monday, February 12 vs. Worcester: 3-2 W
Led by a two-goal performance from veteran forward Darik Angeli, the Solar Bears held on for a 3-2 win at Kia Center. Mitchell Hoelscher added two assists in the game and goaltender Brandon Halverson made 33 stops.

Wednesday, February 14 at Florida: 4-3 W SO
The Solar Bears opened up a two-goal, first period lead Wednesday night on goals from Alex Frye and Darik Angeli, but saw the Everblades respond with three goals in the second period to take the lead back. Orlando tied the game in the third period on a Jimmy Mazza goal and won the shootout with goals from Alex Frye and Jesse Jacques to secure the two points.

Thursday, February 15 vs. Worcester: 4-0 W
The Solar Bears dominated from start to finish on Thursday, shutting out the Worcester Railers 4-0. Alex Frye, Mitchell Hoelscher, Darik Angeli, and Jimmy Mazza scored goals for the Solar Bears, and Brandon Halverson earned his first ECHL shutout of the season with 36 saves.

Monday, February 19 vs. Worcester: 2-4 L
The Solar Bears never led on Monday afternoon, as Worcester snapped Orlando's three-game winning streak with a 4-2 decision at Kia Center. The Railers tallied three, first period goals to get out in front, but the Solar Bears fought back to get within one goal in the third period. With the net empty, Worcester added a fourth goal and hung on to salvage one game in this three-game series. Luke Boka and Darik Angeli scored for Orlando in the defeat.


 

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

 BITES: 

 

  • Darik Angeli earned his 200th professional assist on Thursday night.
  • Mitchell Hoelscher is on a four-game point streak. (1g-5a)
  • The Solar Bears are 17-3-2-0 when scoring first this season.
  • Luke Boka has three points in his last two games. (1g-2a)
  • Brandon Halverson made his sixth consecutive start Monday, the longest streak by a Solar Bears goaltender this season.
  • Tyler Bird played in his 266th game as a Solar Bear on Monday, tying Michael Brodzinski for the most in Solar Bears history.

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 - 35 GP, 17-13-2, .912%
  • Darcy Kuemper - Goaltender - Washington Capitals - 28 GP, 12-12-3, .894%
  • Mason Marchment - Forward - Dallas Stars - 54 GP, 18g-28a
  • Ryan Reaves - Forward - Toronto Maple Leafs - 27 GP, 2g-0a
  • Spencer Martin - Goaltender - Carolina Hurricanes - 2 GP, 2-0-0, .948%

     

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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