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Solar Bears acquire Johno May from Swamp Rabbits

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced that the club has acquired forward Johno May from the Greenville Swamp Rabbits in exchange for veteran defenseman Mike Monfredo and future considerations.

May, 26, has six points (4g-2a) and 10 penalty minutes in 14 games this season with Greenville.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound forward has 54 points (25g-29a) and 48 penalty minutes in 73 career ECHL games, all with the Swamp Rabbits. May has also appeared in one American Hockey League game in his pro career with the San Diego Gulls.

Prior to turning pro, the Mahtomedi, Minnesota native played his collegiate hockey at American International College, where skated in 143 games for the Yellow Jackets program, totaling 60 points (22g-38a) and 74 penalty minutes.

May played his junior hockey for the Minnesota Wilderness, Janesville Jets and Bismarck Bobcats of the North American Hockey League, collecting 36 points (12g-24a) and 51 penalty minutes in 78 career games.

Monfredo, 29, has four points (1g-3a) and 33 penalty minutes in 13 games this season with Orlando. He departs with 54 points (16g-38a) and 388 penalty minutes in 152 games with the Solar Bears. He has 198 points (47g-151a) and 897 penalty minutes in 491 career professional games with the Solar Bears, Rapid City Rush and Quad City Mallards.


The Solar Bears continue their road trip tonight when they visit the Greenville Swamp Rabbits at 7:05 p.m. at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. The Solar Bears return home to face the Kansas City Mavericks for the first time since the 2016-17 season on Wednesday, Dec. 18 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 this game.

Purchase Single-Game Tickets:

Single-game tickets for all Solar Bears home games are now on sale at the Amway Center box office and TicketmasterCLICK HERE to download the calendar for the 2019-20 season.

Order New Jerseys:

The Orlando Solar Bears will wear new jerseys for the 2019-20 season. Replica jerseys are available for purchase online, with adult sizes available for $149.95 and youth sizes available for $109.95. Fans can visit to place their order today.

2019-20 Season Ticket Memberships on Sale Now:

Upgrade to Solar Status and become a Season Ticket Member today. Season ticket memberships for the 2019-20 season are now on sale and start as little as $270 – CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

2019-20 Season Presented by XYMOPrint:

The 2019-20 Orlando Solar Bears season is presented by XYMOPrint, Orlando’s digital printing experts. As a special offer, fans who call XYMOPrint at (888) 223-9390 from now until June 15, 2021 and reference the Solar Bears will receive 15% off their first order and a free Orlando Solar Bears poster!

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 seven 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 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