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Solar Bears add rookie forward Ryan Lough

Friday, August 10th
Solar Bears add rookie forward Ryan Lough

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

Lough (LAW), 25, has spent the summer playing for the Sydney Bears of the Australian Ice Hockey League, and has generated 27 points (12g-15a) and 12 penalty minutes in 15 games.

Lough will begin his first full season of professional hockey after scoring a goal in his one-game debut with the Manchester Monarchs at the conclusion of the 2017-18 season. The 6-foot, 185-pound forward played the majority of the campaign finishing his senior season at St. Lawrence University, where he served as an alternate captain and recorded 14 points (6g-8a) and 33 penalty minutes in 37 games.

“Ryan’s a crafty forward who has good speed and puck-handling abilities,” Solar Bears head coach and general manager Drake Berehowsky said. “He can set up teammates or score on his own, and he’ll be a good fit for our system.”

In 142 career games for the Saints program, Lough notched 48 points (16g-32a) and 71 penalty minutes.

“I’m really excited to sign with a first-class organization like Orlando,” Lough said. “I’ve heard nothing but great things about the fan base, coaching staff, management and the entire Solar Bears organization as a whole. I’m eager to fly down south in October and get the season started!”

The native of Manotick, Ontario also played one season in the United States Hockey League in 2013-14, captaining the Green Bay Gamblers while amassing 42 points (19g-23a) and 27 penalty minutes in 60 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 puck drops on Saturday, Oct. 13 against the Atlanta Gladiators, for the Orlando Solar Bears 2018-19 season, presented by XYMOPrint. The 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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