Game Preview: Orlando Solar Bears at Brampton Beast
Orlando completes regular season series with Brampton this afternoon
WHO: Orlando Solar Bears (33-23-6-3) at Brampton Beast (36-21-3-5)
VENUE: Powerade Centre, Brampton, Ontario
DATE: Sunday, March 26, 1:30 p.m.
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The Orlando Solar Bears conclude their regular season series with the Brampton Beast with a Sunday matinee meeting at the Powerade Centre. Orlando sits back in fourth place in the South Division, tied with South Carolina with 75 points, and only two points back of Greenville in second place (77 points) with a game in hand on the Swamp Rabbits. Orlando recorded its 237th goal of the season on Friday, surpassing the previous franchise mark of 236 set in 2014-15.
FAILLE CONTINUES TORRID MARCH:
In nine games in the month of March, Eric Faille has been producing at a blisteringly-hot pace. The third-year pro has racked up 17 points (7g-10a) and has enjoyed five multi-point games while recording 38 shots on goal.
MASSA CONTINUES TO CLIMB INTO LEAGUE'S TOP 10:
With his 34 saves in 65 minutes of action on Friday, Ryan Massa improved his save percentage to .912 on the season, good for 10th in the league and the second-best total among Eastern Conference netminders after Adirondack's J.P. Anderson, who has dressed in 11 fewer appearances than Massa. Massa also recorded his 19th win of the season on Friday, matching his win totals from his rookie campaign in 2015-16.
STANTON CONTRIBUTING OFFENSIVELY:
For the first time this season, Ty Stanton finds himself with points in back-to-back games, as he earned helpers in Orlando's last two matches against Brampton. The rookie defenseman appears to have settled into a rhythm while paired with Eric Baier, who has assists in five consecutive games.
HEAD TO HEAD
2015-16 Overall: 3-0-0-0
2015-16 Home: 0-0-0-0
2015-16 Away: 3-0-0-0
Last 5 Years: 8-0-0-0
Last 5 Years Home: 3-0-0-0
Last 5 Years Away: 5-0-0-0
Points: Faille - 63
Goals: Perry - 32
Assists: Buzzeo - 42
+/-: Danford - +20
PIM: Miller - 76
SOG: Perry - 191
Faille: Two goals from 50 with Orlando; Four points for 200 in pro careerManderson: Five points from 200 in pro careerPerry: Three assists from 50 in pro career STREAKS
Baier: 5-game assist streak (5a)Faille: 2-game point streak (3g-1a)Stanton: 2- game assist streak (2a)
Garret Sparks returned to the Toronto Marlies lineup on Saturday and made 28 saves in a 4-1 win over the Springfield Thunderbirds. The Marlies face the Syracuse Crunch at 5 p.m. today at Ricoh Coliseum. The Toronto Maple Leafs fell 5-2 at Buffalo last night and will return to action on Tuesday at home against the Florida Panthers.
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. Florida Everblades - Wednesday, April 5 - 7 p.m - Wawa Sunshine Cup Series gameSolar Bears vs. Florida Everblades - Friday, April 7 - 7 p.m. - Fan Appreciation Night / Team Picture Giveaway Sponsored by Coors Light / Shirts Off Players Back Ceremony / Wawa Sunshine Cup Series game / Shot for $100,000
Single-game tickets are now on sale at the Amway Center box office and ticketmaster.com . Full and half-season ticket plans are now available by visiting OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com .
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.
Follow the Solar Bears at OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com, Facebook and Twitter (@OrlandoHockey) for all the latest news and updates. Stay in touch with Shades on Instagram by following SolarBearsHockey.
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.
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