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Heeter Reassigned to Solar Bears by Marlies

December 12, 2017 - ECHL (ECHL) - Orlando Solar Bears News Release

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - The Orlando Solar Bears have announced that goaltender Cal Heeter has been reassigned to the club by the Toronto Marlies, Orlando's American Hockey League affiliate.


Heeter, 29, was recalled by Toronto yesterday and backed up Calvin Pickard as the Marlies earned a 5-2 win over the Laval Rocket. He has compiled a 7-5-0 record in 17 appearances with Orlando this season to go along with a 3.17 goals-against average and a .889 save percentage.


Orlando has also released emergency backup goaltender Michael McDonald.


Additionally, the Solar Bears have placed defenseman Aleksandr Mikulovich on reserve and activated forward Kyle Rankin from reserve.


Orlando continues its season-high 10-game road trip tonight, when the team takes on the Fort Wayne Komets at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum at 5 p.m.

The Solar Bears return home to face the Norfolk Admirals on Wednesday, Dec. 20 at the Rink at Amway Center at 7 p.m. Single-game tickets for the 2017-18 season are on sale at the Amway Center box office and

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 Rink at Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith's Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.


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