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Ross MacKinnon added to Orlando roster

Sunday, January 5th
Ross MacKinnon added to Orlando roster

ROSS MacKINNON ADDED TO ORLANDO ROSTER

Christopher Gibson Recalled to Toronto

Orlando, FL - The Orlando Solar Bears, proud affiliate of the NHL's Minnesota Wild and Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL's Iowa Wild and Toronto Marlies, announced today that they have agreed to terms with G Ross MacKinnon and G Christopher Gibson has been recalled to the Toronto Marlies (AHL). MacKinnon (6-0, 185 lbs.) has appeared in nine games with the Pensacola Ice Flyers of the SPHL (Southern Professional Hockey League) this season, going 6-1-1 with a 2.27 GAA and .918 save percentage. He has also played 10 games this year in the Central Hockey League (CHL) with the Tulsa Oilers, posting a 2-2-2 record with a 3.93 GAA and .860 save percentage. MacKinnon split last season, his first as a pro, between the Bloomington Blaze (CHL) and Pensacola, including posting a 1.24 GAA and .956 save percentage in seven games with the Ice Flyers while winning an SPHL Championship and being named to the SPHL All-Rookie Team. Before joining the professional ranks, MacKinnon played four seasons (2008-12) for Nuemann College (NCAA-III). In his four seasons, the native of Manchester, CT, posted a 42-26-10 record with six shutouts, a 2.72 GAA, and .909 save percentage. As a rookie in 2008-09, MacKinnon went 16-7-2 with two shutouts and was named the NCAA-III All-Tournament Team and NCAA-III Frozen Four MVP. Gibson has played in 10 games with the Solar Bears this season, going 3-5-1-1 with a 2.97 GAA and .891 save percentage. In three games with the Toronto Marlies this year, Gibson has posted a .946 save percentage and 1.68 GAA (both team-leading numbers) along with a 2-1-0 record.

Orlando Solar Bears individual game tickets for the 2013-14 season are on sale. Tickets can be purchased at the Amway Center Box Office or online at OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com or Ticketmaster.com. For the Promotional Calendar, click here.

The Orlando Solar Bears, the ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Minnesota Wild and Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL's Iowa Wild and Toronto Marlies, play all of their home games at the 2012 Street and Smith's Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year, the Amway Center. Follow the Solar Bears at www.OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com, Facebook, and Twitter (@OrlandoHockey) for all the latest news and updates. Stay in touch with Shades on Instagram by following ShadestheSolarBear. Don't get shut-out when we sell out! Take advantage of the Orlando Solar Bears season tickets and 18 game plans. Call the Solar Bears at 407-951-8200 or visit www.OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com. 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 visit www.orlandosolarbearshockey.com/groups. Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased online at: http://shop.orlandosolarbearshockey.com/ Since beginning operations in November of 2011, the Solar Bears have helped raise over $350,000 for the Central Florida community. To read the Solar Bears Report to the Community, click here.

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