Game Preview: Solar Bears at Everblades
WHO: Orlando Solar Bears at Florida Everblades
VENUE: Hertz Arena, Estero, Fla.
DATE: Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m.
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TONIGHT: The Orlando Solar Bears (1-0-0-0) close out their 2019 preseason schedule with the final of two back-to-back games against the Florida Everblades (0-1-0-0) in southwest Florida.
GO FOR TWO: With one victory already in the books, the Solar Bears will look to match last year's preseason win total with a second win tonight, after the team went 2-1-0-0 in the 2018 preseason. A win tonight would also give Orlando its first undefeated preseason since 2013, when the Solar Bears swept the Everblades by scores of 5-4 and 4-3.
SAWCHENKO TO START TONIGHT: With the coaching staff expressing an intent to have each of Orlando's three goaltenders play in two periods this weekend, Zach Sawchenko will get the start tonight against Florida. It is expected Sawchenko will play the first period before he is replaced by Zachary Fucale to start the second frame, after Spencer Martin played the first two periods of Friday's opening exhibition.
FIRST GLIMPSE OF NEW SOLAR BEARS: After sitting out of Friday's game, newcomers Jake Marchment and Marcus Vela will both make their preseason debuts for Orlando tonight.
Opening Night is Oct. 12:
The Orlando Solar Bears open their eighth season of ECHL hockey against the South Carolina Stingrays on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. Opening Night tickets are on sale via the Amway Center box office and Ticketmaster - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS TO OPENING NIGHT. Single-game tickets for all Solar Bears home games are now on sale at the Amway Center box office and Ticketmaster. CLICK HERE to download the calendar for the 2019-20 season.
Pre-Order New Jerseys:
The Orlando Solar Bears will wear new jerseys for the 2019-20 season. An extremely limited quantity of replica jerseys are available for pre-order online, with adult sizes available for $149.95 and youth sizes available for $109.95. Fans can visit bit.ly/OSBJerseys to place a pre-order today.
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