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Solar Bears acquire Stephen Collins from Nailers

Friday, February 23rd
Solar Bears acquire Stephen Collins from Nailers

Photo credit: Whiteshark Photography

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have acquired rookie forward Stephen Collins from the Wheeling Nailers in exchange for future considerations.

Collins, 26, is in his first season of professional hockey, and has logged 16 points (3g-13a) and four penalty minutes over the course of 30 games split between the South Carolina Stingrays and Indy Fuel.

Prior to turning pro, Collins played four seasons for SUNY-Geneseo, where he appeared in 114 games for the Knights, recording 137 points (59g-78a) and 36 penalty minutes. Collins also played one season of ACHA hockey for Arizona State University in 2012-13, where he recorded 42 points (27g-15a) and 36 penalty minutes in 43 games.

The Rochester, N.Y. native also played junior hockey for the United States Hockey League’s Youngstown Phantoms and Cedar Rapids Roughriders, producing 34 points (18g-16a) and 47 penalty minutes in 118 combined matches.

The Solar Bears return to action tonight as they face the Florida Everblades in a Wawa Sunshine Cup Series game at Germain Arena at 7:30 p.m. Tonight’s game will air on ESPN Orlando (580 AM). Single-game tickets for the 2017-18 season are now on sale at the Amway Center box office and ticketmaster.com.

About the Orlando Solar Bears:

The Orlando Solar Bears are in their sixth season of operation in the ECHL, the premier “AA” hockey league in North America, and are the proud affiliate of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and the AHL’s Toronto Marlies. The Solar Bears are owned and operated by the Orlando Magic and the DeVos Family, and play at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.

Fiesta Four Packs, presented by CenturyLink, are now available for purchase! Pick four games and get gift certificates to Sonny’s BBQ, Dick’s Sporting Goods, QDOBA Mexican Eats and a FREE center ice ticket to the our Noche Latina game, presented by Auto Justice Attorney Michael T. Gibson on Friday, March 23! Packs start as low as $64 and include $68 in FREE gifts! Click here or call (407) 951-8200 for more information.

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

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