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Solar Bears add defenseman Blake Thompson

Sunday, April 2nd
Solar Bears add defenseman Blake Thompson

Orlando brings in former Division III national champion

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced the club has signed rookie defenseman Blake Thompson to an Amateur Try-Out Agreement.

Thompson, 24, recently completed a four-year collegiate career with NCAA Division III program St. Norbert College, where the 6-foot-1, 205-pound blueliner tallied 12 points (3g-9a) and 40 penalty minutes for the Green Knights this season.

The Listowel, Ontario native skated in 112 career games for St. Norbert, totaling 73 points (19g-54a) and 170 penalty minutes, while helping the program capture a national championship during his freshman season of 2013-14, when he was also teammates with current Solar Bears forward Joe Perry.

The Orlando Solar Bears continue their fifth season of ECHL hockey when they take on the South Carolina Stingrays today at 3:05 p.m. at the North Charleston Coliseum.

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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