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Solar Bears receive Alex Gacek from Stingrays

Thursday, December 29th
Solar Bears receive Alex Gacek from Stingrays

Transaction completes future considerations deal for Max Nicastro

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced that the club has acquired rookie forward Alex Gacek from the South Carolina Stingrays to complete the Nov. 8 trade that sent defenseman Max Nicastro from Orlando to South Carolina.

Gacek (GAY-sick), 23, has recorded 12 points (8g-4a) and four penalty minutes in 18 games with the Stingrays this season.

Prior to turning pro, the Hampton, N.H. native completed a four-year collegiate career at Miami University (Ohio), where he helped the RedHawks capture the 2014-15 NCHC championship. In 146 career games for Miami, the 5-8, 175-pound forward amassed 46 points (16g-30a) and 42 penalty minutes.

The Orlando Solar Bears close out 2016 with a pair of games against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits on Friday, Dec. 30 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 31 at 4 p.m. at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center as part of our Coors Light Countdown to New Year’s. Fans can purchase BOGO tickets to both games for as little as $16 at orlandosolarbearshockey.com/coors.

Single-game tickets are now on sale at the Amway Center box office and ticketmaster.com. Full and half-season ticket plans are now available by visiting OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com.

NEW APP: The Solar Bears have released a brand-new mobile app, presented by BB&T, giving Solar Bears fans everything they need right in their pocket. The app is also home to the brand-new Loyalty & Rewards Program, which provides Solar Bears fans with opportunities to accumulate points and redeem them for exclusive prizes. The new app is FREE and available for both iOS and Android devices.

The Orlando Solar Bears are the proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Toronto Marlies, and play all of their home games at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.

Follow the Solar Bears at OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com, Facebook, and Twitter (@OrlandoHockey) for all the latest news and updates. Stay in touch with Shades on Instagram by following SolarBearsHockey.

Season tickets, Corporate Flex vouchers, and Group tickets are a great way to entertain employees, co-workers, clients, friends and family. For more information on all of the Solar Bears ticket packages, call (407) 951-8200 or visit orlandosolarbearshockey.com/groups.

Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased online at orlandosolarbearshockey.com/shop.

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