Solar Bears add trio of defensemen


Orlando, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild and Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Iowa Wild and Toronto Marlies, announced today that they have agreed to terms with defensemen Bryce Aneloski, Mike Bergin and Brad Good.

Aneloski returns to Orlando after tying for the team lead among defensemen with nine goals and finishing third among Solar Bears blue liners with 28 points last season. He also dressed in seven AHL games, posting one assist in six games with the Iowa Wild after making his AHL debut with the Toronto Marlies. A native of Pekin, Ill., Aneloski recorded three assists in six playoff contests for the Solar Bears.

Bergin was selected by the Dallas Stars in the seventh round (209th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He has played each of his two professional seasons for Sodertalje in the Allsvenskan League (Second Division in Sweden), scoring two goals and adding five assists for seven points in both 2012-13 and 2013-14. He finished third on his team with 65 PIM last season and was second on the team with 75 PIM the season prior. Before turning pro, the native of Ottawa, Ontario played four seasons (2008-12) for R.P.I. During his senior season in 2011-12, Bergin served as the captain while leading the team with 75 penalty minutes and finishing second among R.P.I. defensemen with 10 points. Bergin appeared in 107 games during his collegiate career, posting 40 points (8g-32a) and collecting 163 penalty minutes.

Good appeared in three games for the Solar Bears in the 2012-13 season, picking up two penalty minutes. He also skated in eight games for the Mississippi Surge of the Southern Professional Hockey League tallying one goal, one assist and 23 penalty minutes. Good’s professional career also includes 106 penalty minutes, one goal and eight assists in 60 games with the Central Hockey League’s Missouri Mavericks in 2011-12 and one assist in a six-game stint with the Florida Everblades at the end of the 2010-11 season. A native of Kitchener, Ontario, Good served as an assistant coach at the University of New Brunswick last season.