Solar Bears deal Struthers to Growlers

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ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced that the club has traded rookie defenseman Carter Struthers to the Newfoundland Growlers in exchange for future considerations.

Struthers, 25, previously agreed to terms with Orlando on Sept. 14. He appeared in two preseason contests with the Solar Bears, in which he logged two penalty minutes.

Additionally, the Solar Bears have placed forwards Trevor Olson and Tayler Thompson on reserve. Forwards Dylan Fitze, Corey Kalk and Ryan Lough, along with defenseman Tim Shoup have been placed on injured reserve.

An updated PDF version of Orlando’s training camp roster can be found by clicking here.

Opening Night:

The Solar Bears open the 2018-19 season – presented by XYMOPrint – when they host the Atlanta Gladiators at the Rink at Amway Center on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

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.

Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased at