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Solar Bears add Dylan Fitze

Tuesday, August 28th
Solar Bears add Dylan Fitze

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

Fitze (FITS), 25, begins his professional career after spending the past five years playing for Laurentian University. During the 2017-18 season, Fitze recorded 19 points (9g-10a) and 38 penalty minutes in 26 games. In 129 career games for the Voyageurs program, the 6-foot-2, 203-pound forward generated 73 points (41g-32a) and 248 penalty minutes.

“Dylan is a big body who loves to go to the tough areas of the ice,” Solar Bears head coach and general manager Drake Berehowsky said. “He plays a physical style that will also help create open ice for his teammates.”

Before beginning his university career, the Peterborough, Ontario native played major junior hockey for the Peterborough Petes and Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League, amassing 15 points (6g-9a) and 44 penalty minutes in 70 games.

“I’m excited and grateful that the Solar Bears have given me this opportunity to pursue a career in pro hockey,” Fitze said. “I’m looking forward to October and being in front of our fans at the Amway Center and working towards bringing a championship to Orlando.”

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 puck drops on Saturday, Oct. 13 against the Atlanta Gladiators as the Orlando Solar Bears open the 2018-19 season, presented by XYMOPrint. The Solar Bears are the proud affiliate of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning and members of the ECHL, the premier “AA” hockey league in North America. In six seasons of operation, the team has qualified for the Kelly Cup Playoffs four times. 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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