ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced the club has agreed to terms with rookie forward Matt Alvaro on an ECHL Standard Player Contract for the 2020-21 season.
Alvaro, 24, returns to Orlando for his first full season of professional hockey with the Solar Bears after making a one-game debut on March 11 vs. South Carolina.
Prior to making his pro debut, Alvaro played four seasons of collegiate hockey for the University of Vermont. In 123 career games for the Catamounts program, the 5-foot-9, 190-pound forward collected 51 points (18g-33a) and 78 penalty minutes. He served as part of the team’s leadership group during his junior and senior seasons.
The Toronto, Ontario native also played two seasons of junior hockey with the Youngstown Phantoms of the United States Hockey League, where he recorded 63 points (21g-42a) and 101 penalty minutes in 118 games and served as captain during the 2015-16 season.
Two Days Left in Merchandise Sale:
The Solar Bears are currently running an online merchandise sale — save up to 40% on select items — but act fast, as the sale only runs through Aug. 16! Visit orlandosolarbearshockey.com/shop for more information.
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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.