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Orlando Solar Bears vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits

November 9, 2017 - ECHL (ECHL) - Orlando Solar Bears News Release


Orlando hosts 10:30 a.m. School Day Game

WHO: Orlando Solar Bears vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits

VENUE: ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.

DATE: Thursday, Nov. 9, 10:30 a.m.




School Day Game : The Solar Bears host their second annual School Day Game this morning. Teacher Appreciation Week School Supply Drive : Fans are encouraged to bring school supplies to be donated to Central Florida schools.

TODAY: The Solar Bears (2-5-1-0) face the Greenville Swamp Rabbits (6-3-1-0) for the second time this week. Last season, Orlando hosted its first-ever School Day Game against Greenville, and came away with a 7-4 win in Drake Berehowsky's first game back behind the bench for Orlando after returning to coach the team.

CONTAINING McPHERSON KEY: The Solar Bears will look to shut down Allan McPherson, who leads the ECHL in scoring with 18 points and registered two assists on Tuesday against Orlando.

FIRST PERIOD STRIKE: The Solar Bears have their best goal differential in the first period, with 10 goals for and seven against on the season. Additionally, Orlando holds a 2-0-1-0 record when leading after the first period.

VALLEAU CONTINUING CLIMB: Nolan Valleau's assist on Tuesday continues to help the defenseman climb the ECHL points leaderboard for defensemen - the third-yeard pro has only been held without a point twice this season, and his seven points (2g-5a) is tied for the fifth-highest point total by a defenseman this season.


Max Novak - 2-game goal streak (2g)


Joe Perry - needs 1 goal for sole possession of third place in franchise history (tied with Jacob Cepis and Brady Vail with 35) Mike Monfredo - needs 4 points for 150 career pro points Josh Winquist - needs 2 goals for 50 career professional goals

AFFILIATE NOTES: The Toronto Marlies (9-4-0-0) dropped a 4-2 decision to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Wednesday night. The Toronto Maple Leafs (10-7-0-0) doubled up the Minnesota Wild last night and take on the Boston Bruins in the first of a home-and-home series tomorrow.

NEXT GAME: The Solar Bears host the Florida Everblades in a Wawa Sunshine Cup Series game on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 1:30 p.m. at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center. Sunday's game is also a FAIRWINDS Solar Bears Sunday: FAIRWINDS members can score free tickets at the Amway Center box office window for Sunday's game - click here for details. Single-game tickets for the 2017-18 season are now on sale at the Amway Center box office and  ticketmaster.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.

Full Season Ticket Memberships for the 2017-18 season are on sale now. Purchase an Orlando Solar Bears Full Season Ticket Membership for as little as $440 today! Click here or call (407) 951-8200 for more information.

Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased online at orlandosolarbearshockey.com/shop.

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