RYAN CRUTHERS NAMED SOLAR BEARS CAPTAIN
Baker, Martin to Serve as Alternates
Orlando, FL - The Orlando Solar Bears named C Ryan Cruthers
the first captain in the ECHL history of the Orlando Solar
Bears. RW Kevin Baker and D Derick Martin will serve as
Cruthers, a veteran of over 250 professional games, was the
first player signed by the Orlando Solar Bears this
summer. He is currently second on the Solar Bears in points,
having scored two goals and one assist in the first two Solar
Bears games. The Farmingdale, NY, native was the captain of the
ECHL's Reading Royals for the last two seasons, and has 241
points (88 goals, 153 assists) in 241 ECHL games.
Baker and Martin each bring a wealth of experience to the
Orlando lineup. Baker is a former MVP of the ECHL, winning the
honor in 2008-09 while scoring 57 goals and 45 assists for 102
points in 70 games - all with the Florida Everblades. He
has played over 400 games in his professional career, and
in 317 ECHL games he has collected 353 points.
Martin has logged the most ECHL games out the group, appearing
in 425 league contests. A strong stay-at-home defenseman,
Martin has tallied 98 points in the ECHL, including 11 goals
and 87 assists. He was an alternate captain for the Victoria
Salmon Kings (ECHL) in 2010-11.
"We have a very experienced veteran leadership group," said
Head Coach Drake Berehowsky. "Their character and desire to
compete is second to none."
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,
Individual tickets for all 36 regular season home games are now
on sale beginning as low as $15. To purchase your tickets,
please visit www.OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com or the Amway
Center Box Office.
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all the latest news and updates.
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 or click here.
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