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Solar Bears add Ryan Siiro for 2018-19

Tuesday, July 17th
Solar Bears add Ryan Siiro for 2018-19

Photo credit: Ashley Potts

ORLANDO, Fla. –The Orlando Solar Bears have agreed to terms with rookie forward Ryan Siiro for the 2018-19 season.

“Ryan plays a responsible, two-way game,” Solar Bears head coach and general manager Drake Berehowsky said. “He got his first taste of pro hockey last season, and he will be a valuable contributor to our lineup.”

Siiro (SEER-oh), 25, is coming off a 21-game stint with the Colorado Eagles during the 2017-18 season, in which he generated six points (3g-3a) and six penalty minutes. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound forward also skated in 33 games with the Peoria Rivermen of the Southern Professional Hockey League, recording 22 points (10g-12a) and 46 penalty minutes. Siiro then suited up for seven postseason contests with Peoria, amassing four points (1g-3a) and six penalty minutes, while helping lead the Rivermen to the SPHL President’s Cup Finals.

“I am extremely thankful for the opportunity that Coach Berehowsky and the Solar Bears have given me,” Siiro said. “I chose to sign with Orlando because I feel that I would fit very well within the system the team will be running, and the style of play we want to execute. I’m looking forward to being a part of a winning program and helping the Solar Bears win a championship.”

Prior to turning pro, the native of Bloomington, Minn. played four seasons of college hockey at Princeton University, where he recorded 34 points (13g-21a) and 84 penalty minutes in 123 games for the Tigers program. He also served as team captain during his senior season in 2016-17.Additionally, Siiro played junior hockey for the Sioux Falls Stampede and Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League, recording 45 points (17g-28a) and 100 penalty minutes in 115 games.

2018-19 Offseason Headquarters:

Keep up with league deadlines and player signings throughout the summer with our 2018-19 Offseason Headquarters. Use this page to stay informed on all of the latest news regarding departing, returning and new players to join the Solar Bears for the upcoming season!

2018-19 Season Ticket Memberships:

Season Ticket Memberships for the seventh season of ECHL Orlando Solar Bears hockey are now on sale. Full and Half-Season memberships are both available, starting as low as $270. For more information, call (407) 951-8200 or visit orlandosolarbearshockey.com.

About the Orlando Solar Bears:

The Orlando Solar Bears are members of the ECHL, the premier “AA” hockey league in North America, and have qualified for the Kelly Cup Playoffs in four of six seasons. 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.

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

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