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Saturday, September 28th
Pair of goaltenders make their way to Solar Bears

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ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced that the Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned goaltender Spencer Martin to the club from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League. Additionally, goaltender Zachary Fucale has been loaned to Orlando by Syracuse.

Martin, 24, played in 23 games with the Colorado Eagles of the AHL last season, posting a 9-10-2 record with three shutouts, a goals-against average of 3.40 and a save percentage of .902.

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound netminder has played the majority of his professional career in the AHL, appearing in 125 games with the Eagles and San Antonio Rampage, notching a 49-58-11 record with nine shutouts. In 2016-17, Martin represented the Rampage at the AHL All-Star Game. During the 2015-16 season, Martin appeared in 20 ECHL contests with the Fort Wayne Komets, going 9-9-1 with two shutouts, a 3.23 goals-against average and a save percentage of .878. He has also played in three career NHL games – all with the Colorado Avalanche – during the 2016-17 season.

Prior to turning pro, the Oakville, Ontario native played major junior hockey for the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors and Mississauga Steelheads of the Ontario Hockey League, going 58-74-11with four shutouts, a 3.31 goals-against average and a save percentage of .904. During his rookie season of 2011-12, Martin earned OHL Second All-Rookie Team honors.

Martin was third-round selection (#63 overall) by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Fucale (foo-KAL-ee), 24, joins Orlando after spending the 2018-19 campaign in the system of the Vegas Golden Knights, playing primarily for the Fort Wayne Komets, where he played in 31 games, going 18-8-1 with a goals-against average of 3.20 and a save percentage of .892. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound puck-stopper also suited up in five contests for the Chicago Wolves of the AHL, going 1-3-0 with a 2.52 goals-against average and a save percentage of .909.

In 91 career ECHL appearances with the Komets and Brampton Beast, Fucale has logged a record of 48-24-5 with four shutouts, a goals-against average of 3.13 and a save percentage of .898. He has also appeared in 68 career AHL games with the Wolves, Laval Rocket and St. John’s IceCaps, compiling a 28-31-4 record with two shutouts, a 3.09 goals-against average and a save percentage of .900.

Prior to turning pro, the native of Laval, Quebec enjoyed a decorated junior career, playing for the Québec Remparts and Halifax Mooseheads of the Québec Major Junior Hockey League. In 204 total games, Fucale compiled a record of 134-49-14 with 13 shutouts, a 2.73 goals-against average and a save percentage of .898. During his time in the QMJHL, Fucale led Halifax to the President’s Cup and Memorial Cup championship in

Fucale has also represented his country on the international stage, suiting up at the 2014 and 2015 IIHF World Junior Championships. During the 2015 tournament in Canada, he led the host country to the gold medal, going a perfect 5-0-0 in five games while posting two shutouts and leading the tournament in goals-against average (1.20) and save percentage (.939). Fucale also led Team Canada to the 2016 Spengler Cup championship.

Fucale was a second-round selection (#36 overall) by Montréal in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

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. Single-game tickets for all Solar Bears home games are now on sale at the Amway Center box office and Ticketmaster. CLICK HERE to download the calendar for the 2019-20 season.

Pre-Order New Jerseys:

The Orlando Solar Bears will wear new jerseys for the 2019-20 season. An extremely limited quantity of replica jerseys are available for pre-order online, with adult sizes available for $149.95 and youth sizes available for $109.95. Fans can visit bit.ly/OSBJerseys to place a pre-order today.

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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