Solar Bears vs. Swamp Rabbit hockey game postponed due to COVID-19 concerns
(AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears will not take to the ice Wednesday night. The ECHL has announced the team’s game against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits scheduled for 7 p.m. has been postponed, per the league’s health and safety protocols, according to a news release. Tickets purchased for the game will be honored when the game is rescheduled, league officials said. For ticket information please contact ticketmaster.com or call the Solar Bears at 407-951-8200. The Solar Bears are scheduled to return to the rink when they host the Greenville Swamp Rabbits Jan. 22 at 7 p.m.
Solar Bears postpone hockey games amid coronavirus concerns
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have postponed all games until further notice as concerns over the coronavirus continue to grow. Here’s how]Organization officials said tickets already purchased for a postponed game will be honored when the game is rescheduled. Major League Soccer has also suspended its season and the MLB has delayed opening day over coronavirus concerns. The NCAA has also canceled its men’s and women’s March Madness basketball tournaments because of the spread of coronavirus. To keep up with the latest news on the pandemic, subscribe to News 6′s coronavirus newsletter or go to ClickOrlando.com/coronavirus.
Atlanta Gladiators defeat Solar Bears 3-2
ATLANTA, Georgia – The Atlanta Gladiators defeated the Orlando Solar Bears 3-2 at the Infinite Energy Arena on Friday. Orlando scored first in the game. The Solar Bears would make it a one-goal game with six minutes left, but they could never get the game-tying goal. The Gladiators put up 39 shots on Friday, the Solar Bears put up 33. Atlanta was 0-4 on the power play.
Orlando Solar Bears PuckCast: Episode 2.2
Orlando Solar Bears PuckCast: Episode 2.2Published: February 21, 2020, 9:09 amLATEST NEWS Good Samaritans who helped officer after being shot share their stories 43 MINUTES AGO Good Samaritans who helped officer after being shot share their stories I-4 construction to shift busy exit ramp into final configuration 52 MINUTES AGO I-4 construction to shift busy exit ramp into final configuration Man found shot in Orange County neighborhood 1 HOUR AGO Man found shot in Orange County neighborhood Groveland Four memorial to be unveiled in Lake County 1 HOUR AGO Groveland Four memorial to be unveiled in Lake County Orlando Solar Bears PuckCast: Episode 2.1 Stay up to speed with the Orlando Solar Bears by checking out the team’s podcasts at ClickOrlando.com/podcasts.
Solar Bears beat the Admirals 4-0
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears defeated the Norfolk Admirals 4-0 at the Amway Center on Friday. The Solar Bears scored in every period. Orlando’s Alexander Kuqali scored a goal about nine minutes into the game and the team never looked back. The Solar Bears will play against the Admirals on Saturday. The game will start at 7 p.m.
Stingrays defeat Solar Bears 3-0
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears (21-19-5-1) peppered South Carolina Stingrays (33-9-3-1) goaltender Logan Thompson with 34 shots on goal, but the rookie netminder turned aside all attempts to earn his third shutout of the season and deal Orlando a 4-0 loss on Thursday night the Jewett Orthopaedic Rink at Amway Center. The game remained tied at 0-0 through two periods of play, but South Carolina capitalized on a second-period power play that carried over into the third, as Branden Troock one-timed a shot past Clint Windsor 27 seconds into the third frame. Orlando’s best chance in the game came during a 5-on-3 man-advantage several minutes later, but the Stingrays were able to kill off both penalties. Clint Windsor took the loss for Orlando with 24 saves on 27 shots against; Thompson picked up the win for South Carolina going 34-for-34. THREE STARS:Neal Goff – SCBranden Troock – SCLogan Thompson – SCOTHER NOTABLES:Orlando is 1-1-0-0 in games this season after being shut outCody Donaghey led Orlando with five shots on goalNEXT GAME:The Solar Bears battle the South Carolina Stingrays on Friday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m.
Goaltender Mike Condon to join Solar Bears, reassigned from Syracuse Crunch
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced that the Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned goaltender Mike Condon to the Solar Bears from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League. Condon, 29, joins Orlando after posting a 3-2-1 record in six appearances with Syracuse this season, sporting a 4.10 goals-against average and a save percentage of .877. Condon has appeared in 43 career ECHL matches with the Wheeling Nailers and Ontario Reign, going 26-13-4 with seven shutouts, a 2.11 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage. NEXT GAMES:The Solar Bears conclude their four-game road trip when they visit the Florida Everblades tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Hertz Arena. The Solar Bears return home to host the South Carolina Stingrays on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. for a Thirsty Thursday, presented by Coors Light, featuring $5 domestic draft beers.
Solar Bears nail the Nailers, earn series split
– Alexey Lipanov broke a 2-2 tie in the second period with his team-leading sixth power-play goal of the season, and Rich Boyd enjoyed a two-point night to help lift the Orlando Solar Bears (20-18-5-1) to a 5-2 win over the Wheeling Nailers (20-19-5-0) on Saturday night at WesBanco Arena, and earn a split of the two-game weekend series. With the goal, Lipanov now owns the Solar Bears’ single-season record for power-play goals scored by a rookie, passing the previous mark of five shared with Trevor Olson (2018-19), Brent Pedersen (2018-19), J.J. Piccinich (2017-18), Milos Bubela (2016-17) and Jack Rodewald (2015-16). After Lipanov pulled Orlando ahead in the second period, Taylor Cammarata netted an unassisted power-play goal at 4:42 of the third for his 10th of the season. Cody Donaghey sealed the game with an empty-net goal at 17:01 for his second of the season. THREE STARS:Alexey Lipanov – ORLRich Boyd – ORLSpencer Trapp – WHLOTHER NOTABLES:
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Solar Bears hosts thousands of Central Florida students for day of STEM activities
ORLANDO, Fla. – Nearly 13,000 Central Florida students attended the Orlando Solar Bears’ recent third annual School Game. The field trip to the Amway Center combines hands-on STEM activities with the fast-paced action of a live hockey game. Businesses including Mad Science set up interactive booths and displays around the Amway Center. "A lot of bright minds and just being able to five them the utensils to get their hands on and stimulate their creativity,” Valen Eberhard, with Mad Science, said. “It’s amazing the products they come up within the end.”To find out when you can catch the Solar Bears in action, click here.
Solar Bears netminder Clint Windsor named goaltender of the week
The Orlando Solar Bears announced that goaltender Clint Windsor has been named the Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Nov. 4-10 by the ECHL. Windsor went 1-1-1 with a 1.95 goals-against average and a save percentage of .946 in three appearances last week. Last season, he went 4-2-1 in eight appearances for the Solar Bears with a 2.48 goals-against average and a save percentage of .926. During his senior season, Windsor was named the Goaltender of the Year for Ontario University Athletics after leading all USports goaltenders with a save percentage of .930. Windsor went 26-49-10 with one shutout, a 4.24 goals-against average and a save percentage of .913 in 100 total OHL contests.
360-DEGREE CAMERA: Watch Orlando Solar Bears vs. S.C. Stingrays
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears game Saturday night will be broadcast live on News 6 and it will be streamed live on ClickOrlando.com in an immersive 360-degree experience. The Solar Bears take on the South Carolina Stingrays, with the puck dropping just after 7 p.m. at the Amway Center. Starting Saturday evening, use the video player embedded below to enjoy the Solar Bears in an interactive experience, with the ability to rotate the video screen, pan up or down and get the best view of the game. [NOTE: Google Chrome should be used as a browser or use the YouTube app to best enjoy the 360-degree view.] For those interested in attending the game, tickets can be purchased at OrlandoSolarBears.com.
Models needed for Orlando Solar Bears ad campaign
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears are hosting an open call Monday to find fans and models to feature in the team's new advertising campaign, "I AM A SOLAR BEAR." The casting call is being held at the RDV Sportsplex Ice Den, located 8701 Maitland Summit Blvd. in Orlando from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.12 winners will be selected for the hockey team's ad campaign and will be featured in web, billboard, and Amway Center in-arena advertising. One grand prize winner will also appear in The Orlando Sentinel and Orlando Magazine, as well as on billboards and venue advertising including the Amway Center JumboTron and Solar Bears collateral materials. The Orlando Solar Bears will begin playing in the ECHL at the Amway Center in October 2012.