Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Steelheads
WHO: Orlando Solar Bears vs. Idaho Steelheads
VENUE: ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.
DATE: Tuesday, March 19 at 7 p.m.
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TONIGHT: The Orlando Solar Bears (34-22-4-1) take on the Idaho Steelheads (36-22-3-2) for the final time in the 2018-19 regular season. Each team has earned a win through two meetings.
PLAYOFF PICTURE: Orlando's magic number to clinch a berth in the 2019 Kelly Cup Playoffs is currently six points. A win tonight, along with a regulation loss by the South Carolina Stingrays in their game against the Kansas City Mavericks, would reduce Orlando's magic number to two points.
BOES GETS START: Corbin Boes will make his first start for Orlando since March 2, when he made a season-high 44 saves in a 4-2 loss to the Everblades. Boes also made a relief appearance on March 13, stopping all 12 shots he faced to help Orlando rally from a 4-1 deficit and secure a point in a 5-4 shootout loss to Florida.
PLAYFAIR ACTIVATED: Forward Jackson Playfair has been activated from the IR and will make his return to the lineup tonight after missing the last seven games. The rookie began his pro career with a five-game point streak (4g-3a), and the Solar Bears have posted a 6-0-1-0 record with him in the lineup.
DONAGHEY WITHIN ONE GOAL OF RECORD: Defenseman Cody Donaghey is currently tied for second among ECHL defensemen with 14 goals on the season. His next goal will tie the Solar Bears single-season record for goals by a defenseman, currently held by Brenden Miller with a 15-goal performance during the 2016-17 campaign.
NEXT GAME: The Solar Bears square off against the Atlanta Gladiators on Thursday, March 21at 7 p.m. for a Thirsty Thursday, presented by Coors Light. Fans can take advantage of $5 domestic draft beers throughout the game. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets for this game.
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2018-19 Season Presented by XYMOPrint:
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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.
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ECHL Stories from March 19, 2019
- Four First Period Goals Send Stingrays Past KC - South Carolina Stingrays
- Solar Bears Drop Rubber Match to Steelheads - Orlando Solar Bears
- Steelheads Offense Shines in 7-2 Win over Solar Bears - Idaho Steelheads
- Admirals Announce Several Roster Moves - Norfolk Admirals
- ECHL Transactions - March 19 - ECHL
- Nailers Sign Nicolas Erb-Ekholm - Wheeling Nailers
- Walleye Register Loaned to AHL - Toledo Walleye
- Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Steelheads - Orlando Solar Bears
- Manchester Monarchs Care Foundation Donates $7,500 to Elliot Hospital - Manchester Monarchs
- Thunder Adds Young Defenseman Nilsen - Wichita Thunder
- Adirondack's Riley Named Inglasco/ECHL Player of the Week - ECHL
- Riley Tabbed as Inglasco ECHL Player of the Week - Adirondack Thunder
- Tulsa's Keserich Named CCM/ECHL Goaltender of the Week - ECHL
- Keserich Named ECHL Goaltender of the Week Again - Tulsa Oilers
- Thunder Donate More Than $25,000 to C.R. Wood Cancer Center - Adirondack Thunder
- Stingrays Weekly Report - March 19 - South Carolina Stingrays
- Rush Defeat Grizzlies 4-3 on Monday Night - Utah Grizzlies
- Grizzlies Insider Adam Turner on 4-3 Loss to Rapid City - Utah Grizzlies
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