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REAVES RETURNS TO NHL

Solar Bears Add Julianao, McClure from Danville


Orlando, FL - The Orlando Solar Bears announced today that RW Ryan Reaves has been released to return to his NHL duties and that the team has agreed to terms with F Jonathan Juliano and C Lee McClure.

Reaves joined the Solar Bears on December 7, playing in 13 games with Orlando scoring six goals and adding three assists for nine points along with 34 PIM. He Ryan Reaves scored two shorthanded goals in one game during Orlando's 8-4 victory over the Florida Everblades on December 28, and most recently scored on a 2-on-0 rush to put the Solar Bears up by a 3-2 score over the Toledo Walleye last night. Reaves is leaving the Solar Bears to begin preparing for the upcoming NHL season where is a member of the St. Louis Blues.

"I'd like to thank the Solar Bears organization for giving me a chance to play during a very hectic situation, not knowing how long I could remain with the team," said Reaves. "From the team owners (Joe Haleski, Bob Ohrablo, and Jason Siegel) to Drake Berehowsky, Matt McIlvane and all the players, everyone helped give me a tremendous chance to play and stay in shape. The Solar Bears have a great team and a great group of players, and I had a blast playing in front of the fans in Orlando. I will miss the team and will keep tabs on how the players and the team are doing for sure."

"I want to thank Ryan for his hard work, dedication, and leadership," said Head Coach Drake Berehowsky. "He is a true professional, and will have a long career in the NHL. The Orlando organization wishes him all the best in the future."

Juliano (6'0", 175 lbs.) has played 29 games with the Danville Dashers of the FHL (Federal Hockey League) this season, his first in the league, recording 28 points on 11 goals and 17 assists. Mclure (5'11", 190 lbs.) has skated in 31 games with Danville this year, picking up 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) along with 100 PIM. He has spent the last two seasons in the FHL with Vermont and Danville and has also added a two game stint with the Pensacola Ice Flyers of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) along with 12 games with the Bloomington Blaze in the Central Hockey League (CHL) last season.

For the current roster, click here.

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The Solar Bears are on the road for their next four games and return to the Amway Center to face the Wheeling Nailers on Thursday, January 17, at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, January 19, at 7:00 p.m., and Monday, January 21, for a special holiday start time of 3:00 p.m. Good seats are still available. Visit www.OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com.

The Orlando Solar Bears, the ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Minnesota Wild and AHL's Houston Aeros, play all of their home games at the 2012 Street and Smith's Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year, the Amway Center.

Individual tickets for all regular season home games are on sale beginning as low as $15. To purchase your tickets, please visit www.OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com or the Amway Center Box Office.

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Season ticket plans are available now. Pro-rated full-season and half season ticket plans range in price from $225-$925 per season ticket (includes facility fee), reflecting a savings of up to 42% off box office pricing. For more information call the Solar Bears at 407-951-8200 to speak to a Ticket Sales Account Manager.

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