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Goaltender Jack LaFontaine recalled by Syracuse Crunch

Saturday, February 11th
Goaltender Jack LaFontaine recalled by Syracuse Crunch

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Solar Bears have announced that goaltender Jack LaFontaine has been recalled by the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League (AHL).

LaFontaine (luh-FON-tane), 24, has appeared in 21 games this season for the Solar Bears, posting a 9-8-1-0 record with a 3.32 goals-against average (GAA) and a .903 save percentage (SV%). He appeared in four games with the Crunch this season posting a 1-2-0 record with a 2.43 goals-against average and .919 save percentage.

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.

NEXT GAMES: Friday, February 17, the Solar Bears host the South Carolina Stingrays at AdventHealth Rink at Amway Center. Puck drop is at 7:00 p.m. Following the game Friday, the Puerto Rican Men's National Ice Hockey Team will take to Amway Center ice beginning their exhibition series throughout Central Florida. Puck drop is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. For more information regarding Serie de Desafiadores, log on to orlandosolarbearshockey.com.

Prior to the Solar Bears taking the ice on Sunday February 19, the Puerto Rican Men's National Ice Hockey Team will play their final game of Serie de Desafiadores at 10:15 a.m. Following the game, there will be a meet and greet opportunity with the team at Sky Lounge in the Amway Center. The Solar Bears then take on the Utah Grizzles at 3:00 p.m for Latina Noche presented by Publix. Sunday, show your VyStar Credit Union credit or debit card at the box office to receive two (2) complementary tickets courtesy of VyStar Credit Union.

2022-23 Season Presented by Janney Roofing: The 2022-23 Orlando Solar Bears season is presented by Janney Roofing. Voted Orlando’s Best Roofer by Orlando Weekly, Janney Roofing is a family-founded and family-operated company built on honesty, quality and integrity. Get your free quote today at janneyroofing.com.

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.

Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased at orlandosolarbearshockey.com/shop.

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