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Solar Bears trade for, sign Austin McEneny

Monday, August 19th
Solar Bears trade for, sign Austin McEneny

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have completed a transaction with the Brampton Beast, acquiring the rights to defenseman Austin McEneny in exchange for future considerations. Orlando has subsequently agreed to terms with the 22-year-old blueliner for the 2019-20 season.

“Austin is a smart, puck-moving defenseman who has the potential to take a major step forward in his development this year,” Solar Bears head coach and general manager Drake Berehowsky said. “We’re excited to have acquired him.”

McEneny (MAK-ihn-ehn-ee) appeared in 43 regular season games with Brampton during the 2018-19 campaign, his first season of professional hockey. The 5-foot-11, 174-pound defenseman logged 14 points (3g-11a) and 21 penalty minutes during the regular season and tied for the team lead among defensemen with a plus-minus of +13. McEneny also chipped in two assists and two penalty minutes in six playoff contests for the Beast.

“I’m looking forward to playing with the team that’s been assembled by the coaching staff,” McEneny said. “I’m excited to play in front of the fans in Orlando and contribute to a winning season.”

Prior to turning pro, the Waterdown, Ontario native played major junior hockey for the Kitchener Rangers and Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League, along with the Québec Remparts of the Québec Major Junior Hockey League, accruing 59 points (9g-50a) and 97 penalty minutes in 169 games. McEneny helped the Spitfires capture the 2017 Memorial Cup title.

Opening Night is Oct. 12:

The Orlando Solar Bears open their eighth season of ECHL hockey against the South Carolina Stingrays on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. Opening Night tickets are on sale via the Amway Center box office and Ticketmaster  – CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS TO OPENING NIGHT.

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.

2019-20 Season Presented by XYMOPrint:

The 2019-20 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, 2021 and reference the Solar Bears will receive 15% off their first order and a free Orlando Solar Bears poster!

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 seven seasons of operation, the team has qualified for the Kelly Cup Playoffs five times. The Solar Bears are owned and operated by the Orlando Magic and the DeVos Family, and play 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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