The Orlando Solar Bears begin a string of 15 consecutive games against South Division opponents, starting with the first of two matches in three nights against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. Orlando remains unbeaten in regulation on home ice against Greenville this season through three matches, going 1-0-1-1 at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center.
Orlando has added defenseman Kyle Shapiro. Shapiro, 27, was most recently with the Fayetteville FireAntz of the SPHL, where he has posted nine points (2g-7a) and 34 penalty minutes in 15 games. Shapiro also skated in one game with the Indy Fuel this season, and 10 matches with the Pensacola Ice Flyers of the SPHL, where he logged six points (1g-5a) and two penalty minutes in 10 games.
Shapiro has also previously skated with the Evansville Icemen of the ECHL and the Columbus Cottonmouths of the SPHL.
Prior to turning pro, the native of Ambler, Penn. played four seasons of collegiate hockey for Division III Nichols College, where he recorded 60 points (18g-42a) and 209 penalty minutes in 107 games for the Bison.
Darik Angeli's two-assist outing on Sunday gave the forward a new season-high point streak with the Solar Bears, having amassed a goal and three assists in three games; he now has eight points (4g-4a) over his last nine games for Orlando.
Chris Crane also enjoyed a solid performance for Orlando on Sunday, as his two goals matched a season-high with the Solar Bears and set a new personal-best while in the City Beautiful, as he enjoyed a three-point afternoon for the home team.
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Tonight is 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. If Orlando scores the first goal of the game, fans can bring their tickets to Ferg's Depot after the game to receive a free special Solar Bears appetizer with the purchase of a beverage.