GAME PREVIEW: SOLAR BEARS VS. ALLEN AMERICANS
WHO: Orlando Solar Bears (21-15-4-2) vs. Allen Americans (26-15-2-2)
VENUE:ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, Fla.
DATE: Sunday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m.
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TICKETS: Purchase tickets here
PROMOTION: Fans with tickets to Sunday's game can stick around for the
college hockey game featuring the University of Central Florida Knight vs. the University of Florida Gators immediately following the Solar Bears game.
Sunday's game is also a FAIRWINDS Solar Bears Sunday - the first 100 FAIRWINDS members to show their FAIRWINDS debit or credit card, as well as their ID, at the Amway Center box office window on Sunday will score two free tickets for that day's game. Even if you're running a bit late, all FAIRWINDS members will receive a buy one, get one offer for that night's game once all the free tickets have been claimed. Click here for more information.
The Orlando Solar Bears play their second game in four days against the Allen Americans after earning their first shootout victory of the season on Thursday night. This is the final regular season meeting of 2016-17 between these two opponents.
STANTON SHOWING OFFENSIVE GAME:
Rookie defenseman Ty Stanton enjoyed the first multi-point game of his pro career with his two assists on Thursday.
CRANE FINDING PRODUCTION:
Chris Crane appears to have recovered some of his form as well, as the forward has tallied a goal and three assists over his last six games. Crane had missed 10 games in December, and his return to the lineup at center provides the Solar Bears with valuable depth.
ANGELI WITH ANOTHER POINT STREAK:
Darik Angeli's assist on Thursday provided the forward with his third two-game point streak of the season; he now has six points (4g-2a) over his last eight games for Orlando.
GACEK REMAINS HOT:
Two more goals for Alex Gacek on Thursday means that the rookie now has 11 points over his last five games (5g-6a). His shooting percentage of 25.8% (16 goals on 62 shots) is tops among rookies and second among all players in the league behind only Wheeling's Jordan Kwas (28.3%).
HEAD TO HEAD
2015-16 Overall: 0-0-0-0
2015-16 Home: 0-0-0-0
2015-16 Away: 0-0-0-0
Last 5 Years: 1-0-0-0
Last 5 Years Home: 1-0-0-0
Last 5 Years Away: 0-0-0-0
Points: Manderson - 42
Goals: Perry - 21
Assists: Manderson - 31
+/-: Block - +14
PIM: Brouillard - 62
SOG: Manderson - 133
Baier: Two points from 100 career Solar Bears points (32g-66a)
Angeli: 2-game point streak (1g-1a)
Gacek: 5-game point streak (5g-6a)
The Toronto Marlies are idle today with the upcoming AHL All-Star break following Garret Sparks' 27-save shutout in Toronto's 4-0 win over the IceCaps yesterday. The Maple Leafs are off as well due to the NHL All-Star Game festivities this weekend and are back in action on Tuesday when they travel to Dallas to take on the Stars.
The Solar Bears mobile app, presented by BB&T, gives Solar Bears fans everything they need right in their pocket. The app is also home to the brand-new Loyalty & Rewards Program, which provides Solar Bears fans with opportunities to accumulate points and redeem them for exclusive prizes. The app is FREE and available for both iOS and Android devices.
NEXT HOME GAMES:
Solar Bears vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits - Thursday, Feb. 2 - 7 p.m. - Thirsty Thursday - Fans can enjoy $5 domestic draft beers throughout the Amway Center. Fans can also take advantage of $2 Coors Light drafts before and after Thursday's game, along with food specials at Ferg's Depot on Church Street. Fans can purchase discounted game tickets for as low as $14 at orlandosolarbearshockey.com/fergs.
Solar Bears vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits - Saturday, Feb. 4 - 7 p.m. - Guns n' Hoses charity game between Central Florida Enforcers and Orange County Fire Rescue at 2 p.m.
Solar Bears vs. Norfolk Admirals - Thursday, Feb. 16 - 7 p.m. - Thirsty Thursday - Fans can enjoy $5 domestic draft beers throughout the Amway Center. Fans can also take advantage of $2 Coors Light drafts before and after Thursday's game, along with food specials at Ferg's Depot on Church Street. Fans can purchase discounted game tickets for as low as $14 at orlandosolarbearshockey.com/fergs.
The Orlando Solar Bears are the proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL's Toronto Marlies, and play all of their home games at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith's Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.
Season tickets, Corporate Flex vouchers and Group tickets are a great way to entertain employees, co-workers, clients, friends and family. For more information on all of the Solar Bears ticket packages, call (407) 951-8200 or visit orlandosolarbearshockey.com.
Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel and headwear can be purchased online at orlandosolarbearshockey.com/shop.
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