ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced the club has agreed to terms with forward Jake Marchment for the 2019-20 season.
“Jake plays a heavy, gritty game that will set the tone for us when he is on the ice,” Solar Bears head coach and general manager Drake Berehowsky said. “He’s not afraid to go to the front of the net, and we expect him to get results for us by doing that.”
Marchment, 24, played the majority of the 2018-19 season with the Utah Grizzlies, posting 37 points (15g-22a) and 41 penalty minutes in 52 games, and netted one goal in three playoff contests. Marchment also skated in five games with the San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League, notching two assists and 12 penalty minutes.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the Solar Bears, and have heard nothing but good things to say about the fans, the staff and the way the team is run,” Marchment said. “I’m excited for the season to get going and help the team win games in any way that I can, and I also believe Coach Berehowsky will be able to help my development as a player.”
The 6-foot-4, 225-pound forward has skated in 181 career ECHL contests for the Grizzlies, Colorado Eagles, Indy Fuel and Allen Americans, recording totals of 124 points (49g-75a) and 148 penalty minutes. He has also skated in nine games in the AHL for the Gulls and San Jose Barracuda, generating two assists and 34 penalty minutes.
Prior to turning pro, the Courtice, Ontario native played major junior hockey for the Erie Otters and Belleville Bulls of the Ontario Hockey League, where he amassed 100 points (45g-55a) and 158 penalty minutes in 168 games.
Marchment is the cousin of former Solar Bears player and current Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Mason Marchment, and the nephew of former NHL player and current San Jose Sharks development coach Bryan Marchment.
Marchment was a sixth-round selection (#157 overall) of the Los Angeles Kings in the 2014 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 go on sale at the Amway Center box office and Ticketmaster on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. 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:
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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.