Solar Bears add Ryan Tait

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced the club has agreed to terms with rookie forward Ryan Tait for the 2019-20 season.

“Ryan is going to be a solid addition to our club,” Solar Bears head coach and general manager Drake Berehowsky said. “He’s got a great reputation as someone who plays with a ton of hustle and has the capability of chipping in offensively.”

Tait, 23, begins his pro career after concluding a four-year collegiate career for Providence College in 2018-19, when he posted six points (1g-5a) and eight penalty minutes in 41 games. In 138 career games for the Friars program, the 5-foot-10, 183-pound forward tallied 30 points (14g-16a) and 22 penalty minutes.

“I couldn’t be more excited to be joining the Solar Bears for the coming season,” Tait said. “I’m looking forward to starting my pro career in a city like Orlando.”

The native of Santa Clarita, California played junior hockey in the United States Hockey League with the Green Bay Gamblers and Omaha Lancers, generating 77 points (33g-44a) and 40 penalty minutes in 177 games.

Opening Night is Oct. 12:

The Orlando Solar Bears open their eighth season of ECHL hockey against the South Carolina Stingrays on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. Opening Night tickets are on sale via the Amway Center box office and Ticketmaster  – CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS TO OPENING NIGHT.

2019-20 Season Ticket Memberships on Sale Now:

Upgrade to Solar Status and become a Season Ticket Member today. Season ticket memberships for the 2019-20 season are now on sale and start as little as $270 – CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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About the Orlando Solar Bears:

The Orlando Solar Bears are the proud affiliate of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning and members of the ECHL, the premier “AA” hockey league in North America. In seven seasons of operation, the team has qualified for the Kelly Cup Playoffs five times. The Solar Bears are owned and operated by the Orlando Magic and the DeVos Family, and play at Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.

Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased at orlandosolarbearshockey.com/shop.