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Lightning reassign Matthew Spencer to Solar Bears from Crunch

Friday, November 9th
Lightning reassign Matthew Spencer to Solar Bears from Crunch

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ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced that defenseman Matthew Spencer has been reassigned to Orlando by the Tampa Bay Lightning, the club’s NHL affiliate.

Spencer, 21, has tallied one assist in six games with the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League this season.

The second-year pro has posted six points (1g-5a) and 13 penalty minutes in 46 career AHL games with the Crunch. The 6-foot-2, 204-pound blueliner has also appeared in 14 ECHL games with the Adirondack Thunder, where he has added three points (2g-1a) and 13 penalty minutes.

Prior to turning pro, the Oakville, Ontario native played major junior hockey for the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League, where he accumulated 98 points (19g-79a) and 203 penalty minutes in 251 games.

Spencer was a second-round selection of the Lightning (#44 overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.


The Solar Bears head north to begin a five-game road trip, starting with their first meeting of the regular season with the South Carolina Stingrays on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7:05 p.m. at the North Charleston Coliseum. The Solar Bears return home to host South Carolina for a Wine Down Wednesday on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.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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