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Solar Bears Acquire Defenseman Max Balinson from Fort Wayne

Wednesday, February 1st
Solar Bears Acquire Defenseman Max Balinson from Fort Wayne

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Solar Bears announced today the Hockey Club has acquired defenseman Max Balinson from the Fort Wayne Komets. 

Balinson, 26, has appeared in 34 ECHL games since his professional career began in 2021. In that time with the Cincinnati Cyclones, Reading Royals, and the Fort Wayne Komets, Balinson has scored nine points (4g-5a) and registered 16 penalties minutes. 

Prior to his professional career, the Ancaster, Ontario native played three seasons in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) for his hometown Ancaster Avalanche from 2013-2016, scoring 90 points (29g-61a) in 131 games. During the 2016-17 season, Balinson played for the Burlington Cougars of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) scoring 48 points (13g-35a) in 46 games and added six points (3g-3a) in nine playoff games. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound defenseman played his college hockey at Arizona State University (2017-2020) and Long Island University (2020-2022). In total, Balinson played in 69 collegiate games, scoring 26 points (8g-18a) and registering 33 penalty minutes.  

NEXT GAME: Saturday, February 4, the Solar Bears welcome the Florida Everblades for Tie Dye Night at AdventHealth Rink at Amway Center. The puck drops at 7:00 p.m.

 

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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