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Solar Bears acquire forward Matt Schmalz from Wichita

Tuesday, November 27th
Solar Bears acquire forward Matt Schmalz from Wichita

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ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced that the team has acquired forward Matt Schmalz from the Wichita Thunder in exchange for forward Stefan Fournier, along with future considerations. Additionally, the Solar Bears have sent back the future considerations originally acquired from Wichita in the Nov. 5 trade for defenseman Zach Todd.

Schmalz, 22, recorded five points (2g-3a) and five penalty minutes in 11 games with Wichita this season.

In 73 career professional games with the Thunder, Manchester Monarchs and Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League, the 6-foot-6, 217-pound forward has 47 points (26g-21a) and 47 penalty minutes.

Prior to turning pro, the Dunnville, Ontario played in the Ontario Hockey League for the Kitchener Rangers, Sudbury Wolves and Owen Sound Attack, logging 119 points (56g-63a) and 245 penalty minutes in 308 career games.

Schmalz was a fifth-round selection (#134 overall) of the Los Angeles Kings in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Fournier, 26, posted two points (1g-1a) and 45 penalty minutes in nine games with Orlando. He originally signed with the Solar Bears on Sept. 27.

NEXT GAME:

The Solar Bears host Alzheimer’s Awareness Night, presented by Bioclinica Researchand sponsored by Brown Builders Supplywhen they take on the Norfolk Admirals on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. During the game, the Solar Bears will wear specialty Alzheimer’s Awareness jerseys, which will be auctioned off to help benefit the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource CenterCLICK HEREto purchase tickets to this game - $5 of every ticket sold will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

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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