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Solar Bears announce slew of roster moves

Thursday, February 28th
Solar Bears announce slew of roster moves

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ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced the following transactions:

Forward Troy Bourke has been loaned to the club by the Syracuse Crunch, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Bourke, 24, returns to Orlando, where he produced 19 points (6g-13a) and 14 penalty minutes in 13 games. Bourke was named the Inglasco/ECHL Player of the Week for Nov. 5-11, after he tallied eight points (3g-5a) in two games. He has also collected six points (1g-5a) and six penalty minutes in 25 games with Syracuse.

Rookie forward Brent Pedersen has been released from his Professional Try-Out Agreement with the AHL’s Manitoba Moose and has been returned to Orlando.

Pedersen, 23, returns to the Solar Bears, where the first-year pro recorded 22 points (7g-15a) and four penalty minutes in 22 games with Orlando prior to signing a PTO with Manitoba on Dec. 13. In 27 games with the Moose, Pedersen netted five points (4g-1a) and 15 penalty minutes.

Goaltender Martin Ouellette has been recalled from his loan to Orlando by Syracuse.

Ouellette, 27, heads up to the AHL for his third stint with Syracuse this season, where he has compiled a 1-0-0 record with a 0.77 goals-against average and a save percentage of .955 in two appearances. In 27 appearances with the Solar Bears this season, Ouellette has gone 18-7-0 with one shutout, a 2.98 goals-against average and a save percentage of .908.

Rookie forward Liam Bilton has been dealt to the Florida Everblades in exchange for future considerations.

Bilton, 24, signed with Orlando on Feb. 18 and appeared in two games, receiving five penalty minutes.

NEXT GAMES: The Solar Bears travel to Southwest Florida to take on the Everblades at Hertz Arena on Friday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. The Solar Bears return home to host Florida at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center on Saturday, March 2 at 7 p.m. for Military Appreciation Night, presented by Hunter Vision. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets for this game.

2019-20 Season Ticket Memberships on Sale Now:

Upgrade to Solar Status and become a Season Ticket Member today. Season ticket memberships for the 2019-20 season are now on sale and start as little as $270 – CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

2018-19 Season Presented by XYMOPrint:

The Orlando Solar Bears are proud to have local digital printing experts XYMOPrint as the presenting sponsor of the 2018-19 season. 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.

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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