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Heeter, King Recalled by Marlies

December 29, 2017 - ECHL (ECHL) - Orlando Solar Bears News Release

Cleland reassigned to Reading

ORLANDO, Fla. - The Orlando Solar Bears have announced that goaltender Cal Heeter and rookie defensemen Jeff King have been recalled by Orlando's American Hockey League affiliate, the Toronto Marlies. Additionally, rookie defenseman Matias Cleland has been reassigned by the Marlies to the Reading Royals of the ECHL.


Heeter, 29, has appeared in 21 games with Orlando this season and has gone 8-7-3 with a 3.02 goals-against average and a .901 save percentage.

King, 21, has recorded six points (2g-4a) and four penalty minutes in 24 games with the Solar Bears this season.

Cleland, 23, had registered three points (1g-2a) and 20 penalty minutes in 23 games with Orlando this season.

In addition to these transactions, Orlando has also added Curtis Amado as an emergency backup goaltender.


The Solar Bears host the Florida Everblades tonight in a Wawa Sunshine Cup Series game at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center at 7 p.m. Fans can CLICK HERE to take advantage of buy-one-get-one tickets for tonight's game as part of our Coors Light Countdown to New Year's. Single-game tickets for the 2017-18 season are on sale at the Amway Center box office and ticketmaster.com.

About the Orlando Solar Bears:

The Orlando Solar Bears are in their sixth season of operation in the ECHL, the premier "AA" hockey league in North America, and are the proud affiliate of the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs and the AHL's Toronto Marlies. The Solar Bears are owned and operated by the Orlando Magic and the DeVos Family, and play at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith's Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.

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