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Cornell goaltender Mitch Gillam joins Solar Bears

Tuesday, March 28th
Cornell goaltender Mitch Gillam joins Solar Bears

Orlando signs netminder to ATO | Photo credit: Dave Burbank / Cornell Athletic Communications

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced the club has signed rookie goaltender Mitch Gillam to an Amateur Try-Out agreement.

Gillam, 24, joins Orlando after completing his collegiate career with Cornell University, where he went 21-8-5 with a 2.25 goals-against average, .917 save percentage and three shutouts in 34 games this season.

Over the course of four seasons with Cornell, Gillam compiled a 47-28-17 record, along with a 2.15 goals-against average and .918 save percentage in 97 appearances. His 11 shutouts are the fourth-most by a goaltender in the program’s history.

The native of Peterborough, Ontario notably scored a goal for the Big Red in his first-ever collegiate start on Nov. 26, 2013 in a 4-2 win over Niagra University, becoming only the eighth goalie in NCAA Division I history to be credited with a goal, and just the third to shoot the puck into the net.

This move follows the release of goaltender Charlie Millen on Monday. Millen, 24, did not see game action while with the club.

The Orlando Solar Bears continue their fifth season of ECHL hockey when they take on the Adirondack Thunder at 7 p.m. at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

Fans can purchase club level tickets for all remaining Solar Bears home games for as little as $10, courtesy of Auto Justice Attorney Michael T. Gibson when they visit orlandosolarbearshockey.com/MTG.

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.

The Solar Bears mobile app, presented by BB&T, gives 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 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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