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Garret Sparks named ECHL Goalie of the Week

Tuesday, February 10th
Garret Sparks named ECHL Goalie of the Week

Solar Bears Netminder earned three wins, one shutout

ORLANDO, Fla. - The ECHL announced today that G Garret Sparks of the Orlando Solar Bears, proud affiliate of the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL's Toronto Marlies, has been named the CCM/ECHL Goaltender of the Week for February 2 through February 8, 2015.

Sparks went 3-0-0 with one shutout, a 0.67 goals-against average and a save percentage of .977 in three appearances last week. 

The 21-year-old made 27 saves in a 3-1 win at Gwinnett on Tuesday, stopped all 34 shots he faced in a 3-0 victory at Greenville on Thursday, and had 23 saves in a 4-1 win at Gwinnett on Saturday.

Under an NHL contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Sparks has appeared in 20 games with the Solar Bears this season posting a 12-3-1 record with three shutouts, a 2.34 goals-against average - which is fifth in the league - and a league-leading .936 save percentage. He has gone 10-1-1 in his last 12 decisions, allowing two goals or less in nine of those games.A native of Elmhurst, IL, Sparks has seen action in 30 career games with Orlando since the 2013-14 season, going 16-9-1 with four shutouts, a 2.51 goals-against average and a save percentage of .929. He has posted an 11-6-5 record in 26 career appearances with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League, including his first career AHL shutout with a 23-save performance on December 28, 2014.

Prior to turning pro, he played three seasons with Guelph of the Ontario Hockey League where he went 71-48-9 with 12 shutouts, a 2.97 goals-against average and a save percentage of .909.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.

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.

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://store.orlandosolarbearshockey.com/

Since beginning operations in November of 2011, the Solar Bears and their fans have helped raise over $1,000,000 for the Central Florida community. To read the Solar Bears Report to the Community, click here.

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