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ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced the club has acquired defenseman Tommy Panico from the Newfoundland Growlers in exchange for future considerations.
Panico (PAN-ih-KOH), 25, produced four points (3g-1a) and 12 penalty minutes in 39 games with Newfoundland during the 2019-20 season.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound blueliner has appeared in 85 ECHL games with Newfoundland and Worcester, generating nine points (5g-4a) and 22 penalty minutes. He has also skated in one American Hockey League game with the Iowa Wild.
Prior to turning pro, the Wall, N.J. native played college hockey for UMass-Lowell, where he recorded 42 points (11g-31a) and 34 penalty minutes in 115 career games for the River Hawks program.
COVID-19 Relief Efforts
The Solar Bears announced the pre-sale of a COVID-19 Relief Bundle in April, featuring a team-branded face covering and t-shirt retailing for $30, with the net proceeds going to Feeding Children Everywhere to assist in the organization’s efforts to package and distribute meals to children and families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fans can continue to place their orders for a COVID-19 Relief Bundle at www.orlandosolarbearshockey.com/shop/covid-19-relief. Fans can also support ECHL players and their families who have suffered financial hardship as a result of the cancelation of the 2019-20 ECHL season by contributing to the ECHL-PHPA COVID-19 Relief Fund at www.echl.com/covid19relieffund.
2020-21 Season Ticket Memberships on Sale Now:
Upgrade to Solar Status and become a Season Ticket Member today. Season ticket memberships for the 2020-21 season are now on sale and start as little as $314 – CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
2020-21 Season Presented by XYMOPrint:
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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 eight 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 orlandosolarbearshockey.com/shop.