ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Solar Bears announced today they have traded rookie defenseman Clark Hiebert to the Reading Royals for future considerations.
Hiebert, 21, appeared in seven games this season for the Solar Bears and 11 games for the Fort Wayne Komets, scoring six points (1g-5a). The 6-foot-5, 205-pound native of Oakville, Ontario was acquired in a trade by the Solar Bears from Norfolk on January 5.
Prior to his professional career, Hiebert played 111 games in the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) for the Milton Ice Hawks and Burlington Cougars from 2016-2019, scoring 45 points (4g-41a). Hiebert made the jump to Major Junior for the 2019-20 season, playing for the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Hiebert appeared in 38 OHL games, scoring eight points (2g-6a). Hiebert finished his junior career in the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), having a breakout season for the Victoria Grizzles, leading all BCHL defenseman in assists and points. In 48 games, Hiebert had 56 points (8g-48a) earning him BCHL First Team All-Star honors.
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.
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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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