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Rich Boyd returns for second season with Solar Bears

Thursday, July 23rd
Rich Boyd returns for second season with Solar Bears

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced the club has agreed to terms with defenseman Rich Boyd on an ECHL Standard Player Contract for the 2020-21 season.

Boyd, 25, returns to Orlando after completing his first full season of professional hockey with the Solar Bears, recording 12 points (8g-4a) and 41 penalty minutes in 38 games. Boyd’s eight goals tied with Michael Brodzinski for the team goal-scoring lead among defensemen, and was one goal away from matching the franchise single-season mark for goals by a rookie blueliner (Bryce Aneloski, 9 – 2013-14). 

The 6-foot-3, 209-pound rearguard has also skated in two ECHL contests with the Maine Mariners, logging two penalty minutes. 

Prior to turning pro, the Fort Myers, Fla. native played five seasons of college hockey for the University of New Hampshire. In 124 games for the Wildcats program, Boyd collected 21 points (6g-15a) and 72 penalty minutes.

Merchandise Sale

The Solar Bears are currently running an online merchandise sale — save up to 40% on select items through Aug. 16! Visit orlandosolarbearshockey.com/shop for more information.

New Mobile App: 

Download the new Orlando Solar Bears mobile app today — get access to your game tickets, news, updates and more! Download in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store today.

COVID-19 Relief Efforts

The Solar Bears announced the pre-sale of a COVID-19 Relief Bundle in April, featuring a team-branded face covering and t-shirt retailing for $30, with the net proceeds going to Feeding Children Everywhere to assist in the organization’s efforts to package and distribute meals to children and families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fans can continue to place their orders for a COVID-19 Relief Bundle at www.orlandosolarbearshockey.com/shop/covid-19-relief. Fans can also support ECHL players and their families who have suffered financial hardship as a result of the cancelation of the 2019-20 ECHL season by contributing to the ECHL-PHPA COVID-19 Relief Fund at www.echl.com/covid19relieffund

2020-21 Season Ticket Memberships on Sale Now:

Upgrade to Solar Status and become a Season Ticket Member today. Season ticket memberships for the 2020-21 season are now on sale and start as little as $314 – CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

2020-21 Season Presented by XYMOPrint:

The 2020-21 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 eight 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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