March 17, 2016
SOLAR BEARS SIGN FORWARD BRIAN CHRISTIE
Forward Joins Orlando After Completing NCAA Career with Merrimack
Photo Credit: Merrimack Athletics
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Toronto Marlies, have announced the signing of rookie forward Brian Christie.
Christie, 23, joins the Solar Bears after wrapping up a four-year collegiate career with Merrimack College, where the forward played in a career-high 39 games this season, tallying 24 points (7g-17a) and 16 penalty minutes while serving as team captain. In 134 career games for the Warriors, Christie logged 76 points (26g-50a) and 52 penalty minutes.
Prior to playing at Merrimack, the 6-foot-2, 200-pound pivot played two seasons of junior hockey with the Topeka Roadrunners of the North American Hockey League. During his time with the Roadrunners, the West Chester, Pa., native accumulated 103 points (42g-61a) and 140 penalty minutes in 117 games.
The Solar Bears continue their fourth season in the ECHL, presented by Auto Justice Attorney Michael T. Gibson, P.A., when they host the Adirondack Thunder for the first time at the Amway Center on Thursday, Mar. 17 at 7:00 p.m.
for the Solar Bears 2015-16 promotional and events calendar.
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.
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Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased online at: http://store.orlandosolarbearshockey.com/.
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Solar Bears Sign Forward Brian Christie
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