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MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced that goaltender Martin Ouellette has been recalled by the Syracuse Crunch, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Additionally, the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Hayden Stewart on a Standard Player Contract.
Ouellette, 26, has appeared in 10 games with Orlando this season, going 6-3-1 with a 3.38 goals-against average, a .899 save percentage and one shutout.
Stewart, 24, joins Orlando after beginning the season with the Knoxville Ice Bears of the Southern Professional Hockey League, where he had gone 1-3-0 with a 2.79 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage in four appearances.
The 6-foot-4, 208-pound netminder turned pro last year in a four-game stint with the Cincinnati Cyclones, where he went 2-2-0 with a 3.51 goals-against average and a .901 save percentage.
Prior to turning pro, the Rockford, Illinois native played four seasons of collegiate hockey at Cornell University, where he went 6-7-1 in 22 games and posted a 2.01 goals-against average, a .925 save percentage and three shutouts.
Stewart also played junior hockey for the Muskegon Lumberjacks, Corpus Christi IceRays, Dubuque Fighting Saints and Indiana Ice, recording a cumulative 37-27-5 record with a 3.01 goals against average and a .906 save percentage in 69 junior games. Stewart won a USHL Clark Cup championship with Indiana in 2014.
NEXT GAME: The Solar Bears continue their five-game road trip when they visit the Manchester Monarchs on Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at SNHU Arena. The Solar Bears return home to host the South Carolina Stingrays for Wine Down Wednesday on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.
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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.