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Matson selected as Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week

Tuesday, February 25th
Matson selected as Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week

Forward collected seven points in three games last week

ORLANDO, Fla. - 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 F Taylor Matson has been named the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week (Feb. 17-23) after scoring three goals and adding four assists for seven points along with a +6 rating in three games for the Solar Bears, helping the team extend its club-record winning streak to nine games.

Matson started the week with an assist as the Solar Bears defeated the Toledo Walleye 7-3 on Friday night and then followed it up with a two goal performance, including one shorthanded goal and a game-winner with 1:44 to play, as Orlando earned a 4-3 win over Toledo on Saturday. He then collected four points on a goal and three assists as he factored into all four Solar Bears goals in a 4-3 overtime win over the Kalamazoo Wings on Sunday afternoon.

The former Vancouver Canucks (NHL) draft pick is currently fourth among rookies with a +17 rating and has amassed 30 points on 12 goals and 18 assists in 22 games with the Solar Bears this season. Matson has played in 30 games with Orlando's AHL affiliate, the Iowa Wild, scoring three goals and adding two assists.

On behalf of Taylor Matson, a case of pucks will be donated to an Orlando youth hockey organization by Sher-Wood Hockey, the exclusive puck supplier of the ECHL. Since beginning its sponsorship of the award in 2000-01, Sher-Wood Hockey has donated more than 29,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.

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 orTicketmaster.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.comFacebook, 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 $450,000 for the Central Florida community. To read the Solar Bears Report to the Community, click here.

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