Orlando Solar Bears reveal 2024-2025 ECHL schedule. Let’s go!

By Oliver Townsend Jun 5, 2024
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The Orlando Solar Bears have unveiled their 2024-2025 schedule, marking their 13th year in the ECHL. The upcoming season will see them face off against familiar rivals and new opponents, promising an exciting lineup of games. Let’s take a closer look at the schedule breakdown and key matchups for the Solar Bears.

Greenville Swamp Rabbits

The season kicks off with a showdown against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits at the Bon Secours Wellness Center in South Carolina. With nine meetings scheduled between the two teams, fans can expect an intense series as Orlando aims to continue their winning streak against Greenville. The Solar Bears will host six of the nine games, providing a home advantage in this matchup.

Savannah Ghost Pirates

Following their games against Greenville, the Solar Bears will face the Savannah Ghost Pirates in a 10-game series. With multiple back-to-back games and a mix of home and away matchups, Orlando will look to dominate the ice against Savannah. Last season’s record of 5-2-2 against the Ghost Pirates sets the stage for an exciting rivalry.

Jacksonville Icemen

Another key opponent for the Solar Bears is the Jacksonville Icemen, who secured second place in the South Division. With 15 games scheduled between the two teams, including a home and home series, Orlando will have multiple opportunities to take on their in-state rivals. The Icemen proved to be a tough competitor last season, with Orlando aiming to improve their 5-8 record against them.

Atlanta Gladiators

Orlando will then face the Atlanta Gladiators, who finished last in the South Division. The 10-game series against Atlanta will be spread out over the season, with a concentrated stretch of five games in 10 days. The Solar Bears will look to replicate their success from last season, where they secured a 6-2-1 record against the Gladiators.

Florida Everblades

The rivalry heats up when the Solar Bears take on the Florida Everblades, the back-to-back defending Kelly Cup Champions. With 13 games scheduled between the two teams, including a five-game stretch in the new year, this matchup promises high-stakes competition. Orlando will host six games and travel to Florida for the remaining seven, aiming to dethrone the reigning champions.

Toledo Walleye

Heading to Fish Country, Orlando will face the Toledo Walleye in a three-game series. This matchup marks the first time the two teams have met in 10 years, adding an element of anticipation to the games. With five games scheduled between them this season, the Solar Bears will aim to make a strong impression against Toledo both home and away.

South Carolina Stingrays

The rivalry continues as the Solar Bears take on the South Carolina Stingrays in a seven-game series. With a history of close matchups and overtime games, Orlando will look to maintain their winning record against the Stingrays. Hosting four games and traveling to South Carolina for three, the Solar Bears will aim to secure crucial victories in this divisional matchup.

Adirondack Thunder

The final stretch of the season will see the Solar Bears face the Adirondack Thunder in a three-game series. With the Thunder winning the North Division last season, Orlando will face a tough competitor in this matchup. As the playoffs loom closer, the Solar Bears will look to end the season on a high note by securing victories against Adirondack.

Playoff Push

As the season progresses, the Solar Bears will focus on securing wins and building momentum for the playoffs. With 11 of 18 games scheduled at home in the final stretch, Orlando will have the opportunity to capitalize on home ice advantage and solidify their position in the postseason. The playoff push promises exciting matchups and intense competition as the Solar Bears aim for success in the ECHL.

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