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Niagara defenseman Keegan Harper joins Solar Bears

Wednesday, March 14th
Niagara defenseman Keegan Harper joins Solar Bears

Photo credit: Niagara University Athletics

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced that the club has signed rookie defenseman Keegan Harper to an ECHL Standard Player Contract out of Niagara University.

Harper, 25, begins his pro career after skating in 36 games for the Purple Eagles program this season, in which the 5-foot-11, 180-pound blueliner recorded six points (1g-5a) and 32 penalty minutes as a senior. In 129 career games for Niagara, the Ottawa, Ontario native produced 32 points (9g-23a) and 119 penalty minutes. As a freshman in 2014-15, Harper was also named to the Atlantic Hockey Conference All-Rookie Team.

In a separate transaction, rookie forward Stephen Collins was placed on waivers. Collins, 26, was acquired in a trade with the Wheeling Nailers on Feb. 22 and skated in five games with Orlando, recording zero points and penalty minutes.

The Solar Bears return home to face the Florida Everblades on Thursday, March 15 in a Wawa Sunshine Cup Series game at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center at 7 p.m. Thursday’s game is also a Thirsty Thursday, presented by Coors Light – fans can take advantage of $5 domestic draft beers during the game. 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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