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Mignardi, Tanski Join Solar Bears

Thursday, October 11th
Mignardi, Tanski Join Solar Bears

Pair of forwards bolster roster

ORLANDO, Fla. - The Orlando Solar Bears announced today that they have acquired forward Rob Mignardi from the Ontario Reign and they have agreed to terms with forward Scott Tanski.

Mignardi (6'0", 186 lbs.) spent the 2011-12 season with the Manchester Monarchs  and Houston Aeros, both of the American Hockey League (AHL). In 30 games split between the two clubs, Mignardi posted two goals and one assist.

The Richmond Hill, Ontario, native played five seasons in the OHL (Ontario Hockey League) for the Kingston Frontenacs and Owen Sound Attack prior to turning pro. In 2009-10 as a member of Owen Sound, Mignardi led the team in points (67), and was second in goals (32) and fourth in assists (35). Mignardi scored 99 goals and added 138 assists for 237 points in 324 OHL games.

"Rob brings a good physical game while also possessing the ability to contribute offensively," said Head Coach Drake Berehowsky.

Tanski (6'0", 170 lbs.) played 68 games, scoring five goals and adding six assists  for the AHL's Connecticut Whale last season, his first as a pro. From 2007-2011, the Athabasca, Alberta, native skated for the Brampton Battalion in the OHL. Tanski served as the team's Alternate Captain in 2010-11 while leading his team in assists (29) and points (47). His OHL career numbers include 53 goals and 80 assists for 133 points in 219 games.

"Rob has shown the ability to contribute offensively," said Head Coach Drake Berehowsky. "Scott is a good two-way forward who sees the ice well. He can put pucks in the net and set up his teammates."

The current roster is:

Forwards (12)Defensemen (7)Goalies (2)
Kevin Baker

Josh Caron

Ryan Cruthers

Ryan Ginand

Alexandre Imbeault

Brett Lyon

Rob Mignardi

Nick Petersen

C.J. Severyn

Mathew Sisca

Scott Tanski

Ian Watters

Corbin Baldwin

Ryan Blair

Simon Danis-Pepin

Sean Lorenz

Derick Martin

Kyle Medvec

Michael Wilson

John Curry

Brooks Ostergard

Transactions:Rob Mignardi, F, Acquired from OntarioScott Tanski, F, Signed

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.

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.

Follow the Solar Bears at www.OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.comFacebook, and Twitter(@OrlandoHockey) for 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.

Orlando Solar Bears merchandise can be purchased online at:http://shop.orlandosolarbearshockey.com/

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