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BROOKS OSTERGARD BECOMES FIRST GOALTENDER ON SOLAR BEARS ROSTER

Former All-Rookie Goaltender comes to Orlando

 

Orlando, FL – The Orlando Solar Bears announced today that they have agreed to terms with goaltender Brooks Ostergard.

Ostergard (6’2”, 190 lbs.) comes to the Solar Bears following a four-year career with Robert Morris University (NCAA). He played 103 games during his four seasons at Robert Morris, compiling a 2.73 GAA and .917 save percentage. His best statistical season came last season, as he appeared in 28 games with a .928 save percentage and 2.43 goals against average. During his junior year in 2010-11, he set a career high in wins, going 14-9-2 while posting a .915 save percentage and 2.73 GAA.

The Chagrin Falls, OH, native was named to the AHA (Atlantic Hockey Association) Third All-Conference team in 2010-11, as well as the CHA (College Hockey America) All-Rookie team in 2008-09. During his tenure at Robert Morris University, Ostergard never finished a season with a save percentage below .900, and was above a 3.00 GAA just one time.

“Brooks is an accomplished college goaltender who also has good size,” said Head Coach Drake Berehowsky. “He takes away a lot of the net, giving opposing players very little to shoot at.”

Ostergard played one game for the Chicago Express (ECHL) last season. He made his pro debut on March 18 against the Trenton Titans.

The Orlando Solar Bears, the ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Minnesota Wild and AHL's Houston Aeros, are coming Out of Hibernation and will play 36 regular season home games at the 2012 Street and Smith's Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year, the Amway Center, beginning October 20, 2012.  Fans will have the opportunity to purchase individual tickets for all 36 regular season home games beginning at 8:00 am on Wednesday, September 19th, with tickets starting as low as $15. To purchase your tickets, please visit www.OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com or the Amway Center Box Office beginning Wednesday, September 19th.

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Season ticket plans are available now. Everyone is invited to take advantage of the Orlando Solar Bears season ticket pre-sale offer by placing a $50 deposit per ticket now to receive seat selection priority. Full and half season ticket plans range in price from $225-$1480 per season ticket (includes facility fee), reflecting a savings of up to 42% off box office pricing. Call the Solar Bears at 407-951-8200 to speak to a Ticket Sales Account Manager.

Group tickets are a great way to entertain employees, co-workers, clients, friends and family. For more information on discounted group tickets and a list of group benefits, call 407-951-8200.

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