ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have agreed to terms with rookie defenseman Tim Shoup for the 2018-19 season.
Shoup (SHOOP), 23, joins the Solar Bears after completing his college career this past season at Dartmouth College, where the senior served as an alternate captain, and led the Big Green defensive corps with 10 points (5g-5a) and 12 penalty minutes. In 107 career games with Dartmouth, the 6-foot, 190-pound blueliner recorded 25 points (7g-18a) and 73 penalty minutes.
“Tim was a reliable presence on the back end for his college team last season,” Solar Bears head coach and general manager Drake Berehowsky said. “We look forward to seeing what he can do for us in training camp.”
Shoup is the second Dartmouth alumnus to sign with the Solar Bears this offseason, joining fellow classmate and rookie forward Corey Kalk.
“I’m extremely happy to start my professional career down south playing for the Solar Bears,” Shoup said. “They have a great organization with an amazing coaching staff and fan base – I’m looking forward to a successful season.”
The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native also played one season of junior hockey with the Indiana Ice of the United States Hockey League, where he earned USHL All-Rookie Team honors with a 16-point (5g-11a) and 30 penalty minute performance over 52 games, and helped the Ice capture the 2014 Clark Cup championship.
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.