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Bear Bites | Week of May 6

Monday, May 6th
Bear Bites | Week of May 6

ORLANDO, Fla. - The Orlando Solar Bears head home for Game 3, 4, and 5* of the South Division Finals, beginning Tuesday night with Game Three at 7pm.

#3 Florida Everblades vs. #4 Orlando Solar Bears:

Game 1 - 1-5 L - (FLA leads series 1-0)
Game 2 - 3-6 L - (FLA leads series 2-0)
Game 3 - Tuesday, May 7 at 7pm - Kia Center
Game 4 - Thursday, May 9 at 7pm - Kia Center
*Game 5 - Saturday, May 11 at 7pm - Kia Center
*Game 6 - Tuesday, May 14 at 7:30pm - Hertz Arena
*Game 7 - Wednesday, May 15 at 7:30pm - Hertz Arena
*if necessary


PLAYOFF RECORD: 4-4 (.500)

TOP SCORER: Spencer Kersten - 9 points
MOST GOALS: Spencer Kersten – 6 goals
MOST ASSISTS: Two Players – 5 assists
PIM LEADER: Jimmy Mazza – 26 PIM
PLUS-MINUS LEADER: Darik Angeli - +6

Game One: Orlando Solar Bears 1 at Florida Everblades 5
The Everblades scored 16 seconds into the hockey game and never looked back winning game one by a 5-1 score. Darik Angeli assisted on the Solar Bears goal to extend his point streak to six straight games. 

Box Score | Highlights

Game Two: Orlando Solar Bears 3 at Florida Everblades 6
In a game that featured 79 penalty minutes and 14 power plays between the two teams, it was another hot start in the first period for the Everblades that did Orlando in. A three-goal deficit is as close as Orlando would get, falling eventually 6-3 in game two. Ben Carroll recorded two assists from the back end, while Jesse Jacques, Kevin Lombardi, and Mitchell Hoelscher filled the net for the Bears. 

Box Score | Highlights



  • Spencer Kersten is one point behind Denver Manderson for the most points in a single playoff year (10 - 2017)
  • Darik Angeli leads the Solar Bears with a +6 rating
  • Kevin Lombardi recorded his first professional goal in Game Two at Florida.
  • The Solar Bears are 3-0 when scoring first in the playoffs
  • Orlando's two first period goals is the least among active teams in the ECHL playoffs.

Several former Solar Bears currently occupy spots on NHL rosters for the 2024 Playoffs – here we will track their progress:

  • Mason Marchment - Forward - Dallas Stars - 2 GP, 1g-0a
  • Spencer Martin - Goaltender - Carolina Hurricanes - 0 GP, 0-0-0, .000%

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