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Solar Bears Bring in Manny Gialedakis

February 1, 2019 - ECHL (ECHL) - Orlando Solar Bears News Release

GREENVILLE, S.C. - The Orlando Solar Bears have announced that the club has signed rookie forward Manny Gialedakis to a Standard Player Contract.

Gialedakis, 26, returns for his second stint with Orlando in his pro career, after joining the Solar Bears for one game last spring on an Amateur Try-Out. In 16 games with the Norfolk Admirals this season, Gialedakis has tallied three assists and 17 penalty minutes. He has also skated in two games for the Pensacola Ice Flyers of the Southern Professional Hockey League, recording two penalty minutes.

Prior to turning pro, the 5-foot-11, 198-pound forward played collegiate-level hockey in both the United States and Canada. In 71 career U Sports games with the University of Guelph and the University of Lethbridge, Gialedakis produced 43 points (15g-28a) and 30 penalty minutes. The Woodbridge, Ontario native also skated in four games of NCAA-III hockey with SUNY-Oswego, collecting three assists.

NEXT GAMES:  The Solar Bears continue their road trip when they face the Greenville Swamp Rabbits tonight at 7 p.m. at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. The Solar Bears return home to host the Jacksonville Icemen on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. for a Wine Down Wednesday. Fans can take advantage of $5 wine specials during the game.  CLICK HERE to purchase tickets for the game.

Fighting Four Packs Presented by CenturyLink:

Gear up for the second half of the 2018-19 season with a Fighting Four Pack, presented by CenturyLink! Pick any four remaining home games and get $65 dollars in gift certificates to Dick's Sporting Goods, First Watch, QDOBA Mexican Eats and a FREE center ice ticket to the Saturday, Feb. 23 game against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits, part of Hockey Fights Cancer Weekend, presented by XYMOPrint. Packs start as low as $69.99.

2018-19 Season Presented by XYMOPrint:

The 2018-19 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, 2019 and reference the Solar Bears will receive 30% off their first order of 500 business cards.

2018-19 Single-Game Tickets Now on Sale:

Single-game tickets for the Orlando Solar Bears 2018-19 regular season home schedule are now on sale! Fans can purchase single-game tickets for as little as $15 at the Amway Center box office, or online at

2018-19 Season Ticket Memberships:

Season Ticket Memberships for the seventh season of ECHL Orlando Solar Bears hockey are now on sale. Full and Half-Season memberships are both available, starting as low as $270. For more information, call (407) 951-8200 or visit

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