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Solar Bears add veteran forward Curt Gogol

Wednesday, October 31st
Solar Bears add veteran forward Curt Gogol

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ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced the club has agreed to terms with veteran forward Curt Gogol on a Standard Player Contract. Additionally, the Solar Bears have traded rookie forward Ryan Siiro to the Fort Wayne Komets in exchange for future considerations, while forward Mitch Hults has been reassigned from Orlando to the Syracuse Crunch by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Gogol, 27, began the 2018-19 season overseas, suiting up for Kalmar HC in Sweden’s Hockeyettan (one assist and six penalty minutes in four games) and Manglerud Star Ishockey in Norway’s GET-ligaen (one goal and 69 penalty minutes in six games).

In 301 career pro games, Gogol has generated 93 points (46g-47a) and 1,110 penalty minutes. His previous experience in the ECHL includes stints with the Alaska Aces, Colorado Eagles, Florida Everblades and Greenville Swamp Rabbits, producing 66 points (30g-36a) and 392 penalty minutes in 111 games.

Prior to turning pro, the Calgary, Alberta native played for the Kelowna Rockets, Saskatoon Blades and Chilliwack Bruins of the Western Hockey League, where he posted 26 points (7g-19a) and 494 penalty minutes in 169 games. He also helped Kelowna capture the 2009 Ed Chynoweth Cup as WHL champions in 2009.

Siiro, 25, had recorded four penalty minutes in three games with Orlando this season after signing on July 17.

Hults, 23, was assigned to Orlando from Syracuse by the Lightning on Oct. 22 and skated in two games with the Solar Bears, recording one assist. He also has an assist in three combined AHL games in the 2018-19 campaign with San Diego and Syracuse.


The Solar Bears remain on the road, as the team journeys north to face the Greenville Swamp Rabbits on Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Orlando’s next home game will be the team’s School Day Game against the Jacksonville Icemen on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 10:30 a.m. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

2018-19 Season Presented by XYMOPrint:

The 2018-19 Orlando Solar Bears season is presented by XYMOPrint, Orlando’s digital printing experts. As a special offer, fans who call XYMOPrint at (888) 223-9390 from now until June 15, 2019 and reference the Solar Bears will receive 30% off their first order of 500 business cards.

2018-19 Single-Game Tickets Now on Sale:

Single-game tickets for the Orlando Solar Bears 2018-19 regular season home schedule are now on sale. Fans can purchase single-game tickets for as little as $15 at the Amway Center box office, or online at Ticketmaster.com.

2018-19 Season Ticket Memberships:

Season Ticket Membershipsfor 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 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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