ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced the club has agreed to terms with rookie goaltender Michael Lackey on an ECHL Standard Player Contract for the 2020-21 season.
Lackey, 23, is coming off his final season of college hockey as a graduate transfer to Providence College, where he went 16-12-6 in 34 appearances with the Friars program, and recorded two shutouts, a 2.18 goals-against average and a save percentage of .922. The goaltender was twice named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week. In January, Lackey led Providence to the Fortress Invitational tournament championship in Las Vegas, defeating No. 2-ranked Cornell University in the title match with a 27-of-29 performance.
In 76 career college games with Providence and Harvard University, the 6-foot-4, 215-pound backstop went a combined 35-28-11 with four shutouts, a 2.41 goals-against average and a save percentage of .914.
The native of Washington, D.C. spent his junior career with the USA Hockey National Team Development Program and appeared in 34 games in the United States Hockey League, logging a 10-15-2 record with 3.96 goals-against average and a save percentage of .860. Lackey also led Team USA to the gold medal at the 2014 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, going 4-0-0 with a tournament-best goals-against average of 0.75 and a save percentage of .958.
The Solar Bears are currently running an online merchandise sale — save up to 40% on select items through Aug. 16! Visit orlandosolarbearshockey.com/shop for more information.
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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:
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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.