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Solar Bears acquire McAvoy from Elmira

Monday, January 5th
Solar Bears acquire McAvoy from Elmira

Orlando completes trade with Jackals

ORLANDO, Fla. - The Orlando Solar Bears, proud affiliate of the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL's Toronto Marlies, announced today that they have acquired D Spencer McAvoy from the Elmira Jackals. The trade completes an outstanding future considerations agreement from early November when D Mike Bergin was traded to Elmira.

McAvoy (6-3, 200 lbs.) has played in 23 games for the Jackals this season, logging 26 PIM. The rookie blueliner skated the last five seasons (2009-14) for St. Francis University (CIS), where he tallied 72 points on 20 goals and 52 assists to go along with 92 PIM. McAvoy was named to the CIS First All-Star Team in 2010-11, finishing ninth among league defensemen with 22 points while leading all St. Xavier defensemen in goals (6) and assists (16). He also led all team defensemen in scoring in 2011-12, when he finished with 17 points (3 goals, 14 assists) in 27 games.

A native of Edmonton, AB, McAvoy played five seasons (2004-2009) in the WHL with the Swift Current Broncos and Medicine Hat Tigers, finishing with 18 goals, 59 assists, 77 points, and 207 PIM in 244 games. He had his best offensive season in 2008-09, finishing second among Swift Current defensemen in assists (39) and points (44).

To purchase tickets for the All-Star Classic please CLICK HERE. To purchase tickets for the Hall of Fame Luncheon or the Madeline Smith Concert please  contact the Orlando Solar Bears at 407-951-8200.

Full and Half Season tickets are on sale now for the 2014-15 All-Star Season. Call the Solar Bears at 407-951-8200 or visit OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com for more information.

Orlando Solar Bears Single Game Tickets for the regular season are on sale now! Click here to purchase tickets.

The Orlando Solar Bears, the ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL's 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.

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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 and their fans have helped raise over $900,000 for the Central Florida community. To read the Solar Bears Report to the Community, click here.

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