ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Solar Bears have announced that goaltender Jack LaFontaine has been loaned to the club by the American Hockey League's Syracuse Crunch.
LaFontaine (luh-FON-tane), 24, has appeared in nine games this season for the Solar Bears, posting a 3-5-0-0 record with a 3.79 Goals Against Average (GAA) and a .894 save percentage (SV%).
The Mississauga, Ontario native was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the third round, 75th overall, of the 2016 NHL Draft and played in two NHL games for the Hurricanes during the 2021-22 regular season.
Prior to his pro career, LaFontaine played in 96 NCAA games for the University of Michigan from 2016 to 2018 and the University of Minnesota from 2018 to 2022. During the 2021-22 season, LaFontaine was named the Mike Richter Award winner as the NCAA's top goaltender and a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as the Nation's top collegiate player.
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About the Orlando Solar Bears:The Orlando Solar Bears are the proud affiliate of the NHL’s Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning and members of the ECHL, the premier “AA” hockey league in North America. In 10 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 the AdventHealth Rink at Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.
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