Orlando adds goaltender with AHL, ECHL experience
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced the signing of goaltender Jonah Imoo to an ECHL Standard Player Contract.
Imoo (EE-moo), 23, has already appeared in two games this season with the Evansville Thunderbolts of the Southern Professional Hockey League, going 1-0-1 with a 2.88 goals-against average and an .898 save percentage.
Last season, the 6-foot-0, 172-pound netminder took the ice in 25 total games with the Manchester Monarchs, Tulsa Oilers and Ontario Reign (AHL), going 8-7-5 with a 3.17 goals-against average and an .895 save percentage. In 30 career pro games, Imoo has gone 10-8-6 with a 3.27 goals-against average and a .901 save percentage.
Imoo made international headlines last season while with Ontario, when he started in goal for the Reign on Oct. 22 against the San Jose Barracuda while his father Dusty Imoo – goaltender development coach for the Los Angeles Kings – served as his backup, marking the first time in professional hockey that a father and son had dressed as goaltenders for the same team in the same game.
Prior to turning pro, the native of Surrey, British Columbia played four seasons of junior hockey with the Powell River Kings and Merritt Centennials of the British Columbia Hockey League, appearing in 115 games, producing a 61-42-3 record with a 2.90 goals-against average, a .901 save percentage and four shutouts.
The Solar Bears return to the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center to open their home schedule on Saturday, Oct. 28 vs. the Atlanta Gladiators at 7 p.m.
Fans can purchase BOGO tickets for Opening Weekend, presented by Coors Light, and get tickets for both Saturday, Oct. 28 and Sunday, Oct. 29 vs. Atlanta. Fans can take advantage of this special offer by visiting orlandosolarbearshockey.com/coors. Single-game tickets for the 2017-18 season are now on sale at the Amway Center box office and ticketmaster.com.
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.
Full Season Ticket Memberships for the 2017-18 season are on sale now. Purchase an Orlando Solar Bears Full Season Ticket Membership for as little as $440 today! Click here or call (407) 951-8200 for more information.
Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased online at orlandosolarbearshockey.com/shop.