Solar Bears agree to terms with three

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears announced today that they have added speed, skill, and scoring to the lineup with the additions of forwards Ron Cramer, Samson Mahbod and Gary Klapkowski.

The Solar Bears are the ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League and the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League.


Cramer spent the last four seasons playing at Robert Morris University. During his college career, the New Wilmington, Pa. native recorded 21 goals and 39 assists. After completing the 2011-12 season at RMU, Cramer played two games with the Cincinnati Cyclones.


For the last two seasons Mahbod has played in both the ECHL and Central Hockey League. In 43 games with the Arizona Sundogs of the CHL, the Montreal, Quebec native recorded seven goals and 15 assists during the 2011-12 season. Mahbod notched 10 goals and 16 assists in 47 games during his rookie season in the ECHL in 2010-11.


Klapkowski has played in the CHL, Mid Atlantic Hockey League, and the ECHL. During the 2007-08 season he tallied 49 points in 38 games while playing in both the MAHL and ECHL.