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Solar Bears Loan Baier and Schwartz to Marlies

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Solar Bears Loan Baier and Schwartz to Marlies

January 19, 2016


Pair Sign PTOs with Orlando's AHL Affiliate

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Toronto Marlies, have announced that the team has loaned defenseman Eric Baier and forward Rylan Schwartz to the Marlies after both players signed Professional Try-Out Agreements with Orlando’s AHL affiliate.

Baier, 27, is in his third season with the Solar Bears and currently serves as captain along with fellow blueliner Carl Nielsen. In 37 games with Orlando this season, Baier has logged 22 points (6g-16a) and four penalty minutes, and leads the Solar Bears in plus-minus at +10.

The veteran of 307 professional games makes his return to the AHL after suiting up in 12 contests with the Albany Devils during the 2014-15 campaign, recording one goal, two assists and four penalty minutes.

Schwartz, 26, joined the Solar Bears on Dec. 27 and has tallied 14 points (7g-7a) and six penalty minutes in 11 games with Orlando. The forward returns to the AHL after spending 123 games over the first three seasons of his pro career with the Worcester Sharks, in which he accumulated 37 points (11g-26a) and 42 penalty minutes.

The Solar Bears conclude their season-high seven-game road trip when they face the Florida Everblades in a Wawa Sunshine Cup Series game as they continue their fourth season in the ECHL, presented by Auto Justice Attorney Michael T. Gibson, P.A., on Friday, Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Germain Arena. Fans can tune into the game on iHeartSolarBears.com or watch via ECHL.TV.

Orlando returns to the Amway Center to host the Manchester Monarchs for the first time in team history on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 7:00 p.m.

for the Solar Bears 2015-16 promotional and events calendar.

Single-game tickets for the 2015-16 season are on sale now and can be purchased for as little as $15 at the Amway Center Box Office or online at OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com or Ticketmaster.com.

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 Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith's Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.

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/.

To read the Solar Bears Report to the Community, click here.


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