Orlando Solar Bears Claim Justin Pender; Sign Edward Levens

The Orlando Solar Bears announced today that they have agreed to terms with defenseman Edward Levens, as well as that they have claimed defenseman Justin Pender off waivers from the Bakersfield Condors.

Levens played in both preseason games in Florida recording one assist. The Clermont, Florida, resident previously played with the Indiana Ice in the USHL (United States Hockey League) in 2006-07, posting two goals, five assists, and 100 PIM in 46 games.

Prior to turning professional, Pender player major junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the Halifax Mooseheads. On November 15, 2011, the Bakersfield Condors claimed Pender off waivers after he was let go by the Toledo Walleye. Levens is not known for his scoring ability on the blue line, registering only 52 points in 170 games played in the ECHL. In 2008-2009, Pender did get a chance to prove himself in the AHL with the Lowell Devils, creating two assists in two games.

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