Brodzinski, Donaghey join Solar Bears in Norfolk

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NORFOLK, Va. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced that defensemen Michael Brodzinski and Cody Donaghey have been reassigned to the club from the San Jose Barracuda of the American Hockey League by the San Jose Sharks of the NHL.

Brodzinski, 23, has recorded 19 points (5g-14a) and eight penalty minutes in 34 games with Orlando this season. His plus-minus rating of +14 leads the team, and the defenseman was the AMI Graphics Plus Performer of the Month for October, leading all ECHL skaters with a +10. He appeared in one game with the Barracuda, a 3-1 win against the Ontario Reign on Jan. 9.

Donaghey, 22, has posted 23 points (9g-14a) and 22 penalty minutes in 34 games with Orlando this season.

Both blueliners were initially assigned to the Solar Bears on Oct. 2 before their recall to the Barracuda on Jan. 8.


The Solar Bears conclude their three-game set against the Norfolk Admirals tonight at 7 p.m. at the Norfolk Scope. The Solar Bears return home to host the Jacksonville Icemen on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. for a Wine Down Wednesday. Fans can take advantage of $5 wine specials during the game. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets for the game.

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2018-19 Single-Game Tickets Now on Sale:

Single-game tickets for the Orlando Solar Bears 2018-19 regular season home schedule are now on sale. Fans can purchase single-game tickets for as little as $15 at the Amway Center box office, or online at

2018-19 Season Ticket Memberships:

Season Ticket Memberships for the seventh season of ECHL Orlando Solar Bears hockey are now on sale. Full and Half-Season memberships are both available, starting as low as $270. For more information, call (407) 951-8200 or visit

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 six seasons of operation, the team has qualified for the Kelly Cup Playoffs four times. The Solar Bears are owned and operated by the Orlando Magic and the DeVos Family, and play at the Rink at Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.

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