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Solar Bears Acquire Austin Block from Monarchs

Friday, February 12th
Solar Bears Acquire Austin Block from Monarchs

February 12, 2016

SOLAR BEARS ACQUIRE AUSTIN BLOCK FROM MONARCHS

Orlando Obtains Three-Year Pro for Future Considerations

(Photo Credit: Rich Tilton)

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 acquired forward Austin Block from the Manchester Monarchs in exchange for future considerations.

Block, 26, has played in 40 games with the Monarchs this season, logging 12 points (3g-9a) and 27 penalty minutes.

The 5-foot-11, 185-pound forward began his professional career with Finland’s HIFK Helsinki in the 2013-14 campaign, and split last season with Banska Bystrica of the Slovak Extraliga and the ECHL’s Bakersfield Condors, where he accumulated eight points (2g-6a) and four penalty minutes in 14 games.

Prior to turning pro, Block played from 2009-13 at the University of New Hampshire, where he suited up in 136 games, posting totals of 50 points (25g-25a) and 94 penalty minutes.

The Solar Bears continue their fourth season in the ECHL, presented by Auto Justice Attorney Michael T. Gibson, P.A., when they host the Atlanta Gladiators on Friday, Feb. 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the Amway Center.

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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