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NORFOLK, Va. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced that the Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned rookie forward Alexey Lipanov from Orlando to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League; the Lightning have also reassigned rookie forward Jimmy Huntington from Syracuse to the Solar Bears. Additionally, the Crunch have loaned rookie forward Peter Abbandonato to Orlando.

Lipanov, 20, has 14 points (7g-7a) and six penalty minutes in 22 games with the Solar Bears this season; his reassignment to Syracuse marks his first call-up of the season. His four power-play goals leads the team. Lipanov was a third-round selection (#76 overall) of the Lightning in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

Huntington, 21, has one assist and two penalty minutes in 18 games with Syracuse this season, and has added four points (1g-3a) and two penalty minutes in five games with Orlando.

Abbandonato, 21, has five points (2g-3a) and four penalty minutes in 14 games with Syracuse this season, and has added two assists and two penalty minutes in three games with Orlando.


The Solar Bears open up a six-game road trip when they face the Norfolk Admirals at the Norfolk Scope on Friday, Jan. 10 at 7:30 p.m. The Solar Bears return home to face the Jacksonville Icemen on Thursday, Jan. 23 for a Thirsty Thursday, presented by Coors Light – fans can take advantage of $5 domestic draft beers 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.

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