Game Preview: Solar Bears at IceMen
WHO: Orlando Solar Bears at Jacksonville Icemen
VENUE: Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Fla.
DATE: Friday, Dec. 28 at 7:30 p.m.
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TONIGHT: The Orlando Solar Bears (15-11-3-0) play the second of their three-in-three set against the Jacksonville Icemen (17-12-1-0) following last night's 4-3 win. Orlando holds a 3-1-0-0 lead in the 12-game regular season series with Jacksonville.
MONFREDO CONTINUES STRONG PLAY AGAINST ICEMEN: Although defensemen Michael Brodzinski and Cody Donaghey lead Orlando's blue line offensively for the season, Mike Monfredo leads the Solar Bears defensive corps against the Icemen this season. The veteran contributed another assist and a robust +3 in Thursday night's win, giving him four points (1g-3a) and a team-leading +6 through four games against Jacksonville this season.
MILLEN TO SEE FIRST MINUTES FOR ORLANDO: After Corbin Boes picked up the win in his first appearance against Jacksonville last night, recent acquisition Charlie Millen will get the start for Orlando tonight. Millen previously was on the team's roster during the 2016-17 season, but did not see playing time during his first stint with the club. Millen's lone ECHL appearance this season was coincidentally a 28-save effort against the Solar Bears while with the Worcester Railers on Nov. 18.
TAMMELA ROCKETS UP DECEMBER LEADER BOARD: With a hat trick performance in his return to the lineup on Thursday, Jonne Tammela (5g-5a) is one point behind Mathieu Foget (4g-7a) for the team point lead for the month of December, despite playing five fewer games. The Lightning prospect also has five points (4g-1a) in two games against Jacksonville this season.
NEXT GAME: The Solar Bears return home to battle Jacksonville at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center on Saturday, Dec. 29 at 7 p.m. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to the game.
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2018-19 Single-Game Tickets Now on Sale:
Single-game tickets for the Orlando Solar Bears 2018-19 regular season home schedule are now on sale. Fans can purchase single-game tickets for as little as $15 at the Amway Center box office, or online at Ticketmaster.com.
2018-19 Season Ticket Memberships:
Season Ticket Memberships for the seventh season of ECHL Orlando Solar Bears hockey are now on sale. Full and Half-Season memberships are both available, starting as low as $270. For more information, call (407) 951-8200 or visit orlandosolarbearshockey.com.
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ECHL Stories from December 28, 2018
- Steelheads Roll Through Rush with 9-1 Win - Idaho Steelheads
- Solar Bears Blanked by IceMen in 5-0 Decision - Orlando Solar Bears
- Fuel Dispatch First-Place Cyclones for Third Straight Victory - Indy Fuel
- Gardiner's Hat Trick Propels K-Wings Past Nailers - Kalamazoo Wings
- Mavs' Comeback Falls Short in Tulsa - Kansas City Mavericks
- Swamp Rabbits' Comeback Spoiled by 'Blades - Greenville Swamp Rabbits
- Railers Grab a Point in Physical 3-2 Shootout Road Loss in Portland - Worcester Railers HC
- Wings Escape with Late Win, Despite Wheeling Comeback - Wheeling Nailers
- Oilers Snap Skid on Military Appreciation Night - Tulsa Oilers
- Cyclones Point Streak Snapped in Road Loss - Cincinnati Cyclones
- Wild Win-Iecki: Everblades Hold off Swamp Rabbits for Shootout Victory - Florida Everblades
- IceMen Shutout Bears in 5-0 Rout - Jacksonville Icemen
- McNicholas Leads Mariners to Comeback Win over Worcester - Maine Mariners
- Klima's Last Minute Strike Pushes Norfolk Past Rays - South Carolina Stingrays
- Thunder Fly Past Monarchs by 4-2 Final - Adirondack Thunder
- Monarchs Drop Fourth Straight Game in 4-2 Loss to Thunder - Manchester Monarchs
- Admirals Sting Rays as Norfolk Snaps Winless Streak - Norfolk Admirals
- Royals Overwhelm Growlers 4-1 - Newfoundland Growlers
- Royals Corral First-Place Growlers, 4-1 - Reading Royals
- ECHL Transactions - December 28 - ECHL
- Americans and Grizzlies Game Tonight Is Cancelled Due to Travel Issues - Allen Americans
- Grizzlies December 28th Game Rescheduled - Utah Grizzlies
- Josh Anderson Added to Grizzlies Roster - Utah Grizzlies
- Guillaume Naud Added to Fuel Blue Line - Indy Fuel
- Solar Bears Make Adjustment to Promotional Schedule - Orlando Solar Bears
- Gladiators Acquire Rookie Forward from Wichita - Atlanta Gladiators
- ECHL Announces Fines, Suspensions - ECHL
- Cyclones Game Preview: vs. Indy - Cincinnati Cyclones
- Game Preview: Solar Bears at IceMen - Orlando Solar Bears
- Growlers Sign Brad Barone - Newfoundland Growlers
- Nailers at Wings Game Day Snap Shot, December 28 - Wheeling Nailers
- Milwaukee Admirals Sign Desmond Bergin to PTO - Adirondack Thunder
- Nastasiuk, Sheppard Recalled by AHL's Charlotte Checkers - Florida Everblades
- Penguins Recall Kevin Spinozzi - Wheeling Nailers
- OurSports Central's Plays of the Year - OSC Original by Fran Stuchbury
- Game Day: Nailers Come to Town for Middle of Three-In-Three - Kalamazoo Wings
- LaCouvee Loaned to Laval - Maine Mariners
- Game Day: Royals End Break, Host 1st-Place Growlers - Reading Royals
- Tammela Tricks IceMen in 4-3 Solar Bears Win - Orlando Solar Bears
- Quick Start Propels 'Blades to 5-2 Win over Atlanta - Florida Everblades
- Cuddemi, Skinner Pushes Wichita Past Tulsa - Wichita Thunder
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