The Solar Bears and Everblades contest gave the fans a game that is the stuff of legend. It demonstrated of what makes minor league hockey great, with all its warts, raggedness, and guts.
Though Orlando has a six-point lead over the Atlanta Gladiators for third place in the South Division, their playoff seat is not yet secure. The tests of the Everblades and the Stingrays will provide the team with a crucial test of its playoff mettle.
ORLANDO, FL - With the announcement made this morning; the ECHL will be adding their 28th franchise in?St. John?s, Newfoundland, Canada, the organizational framework of this new team is being driven in part by the Toronto Maple Leafs, and that will have implications for the Orlando Solar Bears
Entering this trade deadline, the class of the division has been the Florida Everblades and South Carolina Stingrays. Florida punched their ticket to the Kelly Cup Playoffs in resounding fashion on February 28, while the Stingrays are very close to joining their Estero-based counterparts.
On Sunday afternoon, the Solar Bears are back at the Amway Center where they will seek a two-game sweep of the Royals to extend its win streak to five.
Saturday’s victory against Worcester was an emotional and gritty performance, and the Orlando Solar Bears are looking for that experience to give them confidence to build a streak. It was clear both from the on-ice play and from the responses in the post-game press conference that the team has found a new sense of urgency and toughness in its play.
In Friday's game, after an opening five minutes dominated by the Solar Bears, the Railers got on track, and the Solar Bears just weren’t able to keep up.
After five seasons, the Wheeling Nailers have finally tallied a victory against the Orlando Solar Bears in one of the most exciting games of year. The Nailers’ record against Orlando is now 8-1.
It seems like the Orlando Magic jerseys that the Solar Bears wore Friday night did something magical for them. They still remain undefeated against the Wheeling Nailers after nine encounters.
ORLANDO, FL -- It would seem that every time the Orlando Solar Bears earn a win or two, they suffer a stinging loss that leaves them licking their wounds. The remainder of February will be critical for the team's postseason prospects.