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Syracuse Crunch loan defenseman Zachary Massicotte to Solar Bears

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned forwards Jaydon Dureau and Bennett MacArthur from the Syracuse Crunch to the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL, Crunch General Manager Stacy Roest announced today. Additionally, the Crunch has loaned defenseman Zachary Massicotte to the Solar Bears.

Dureau, 22, appeared in 13 games with the Crunch last season tallying one goal and one assist. He also skated in 36 games with the Solar Bears earning six goals and 13 assists. The White City, Saskatchewan native has played in 18 career AHL games, all with the Crunch, since the 2020-21 season.

Dureau was selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the fifth round, 147th overall, at the 2020 NHL Draft.

MacArthur, 22, played in four games for the Crunch last season. He also appeared in 53 games with the Solar Bears recording 10 goals and 18 assists.
MacArthur was signed to a three-year, entry-level contract by the Lightning on March 1, 2022.

Massicotte, 22, skated in four games with the Belleville Senators last season. He also played in 57 contests with the Allen Americans of the ECHL posting six goals and 13 assists.

Massicotte was signed to a one-year AHL contract by the Crunch this season.

Single-game tickets and ticket packages for the 2023-24 season are on sale now and can be purchased in person at the Crunch office located inside the Upstate Medical University Arena at Onondaga County War Memorial at 800 S. State St. in Syracuse, by calling the office at 315-473-4444 or online through Ticketmaster. For the latest Crunch news, visit or follow the club on Facebook (, Twitter (@SyracuseCrunch) and Instagram (@syracusecrunch).


This episode of the Central New York Hockey Report is our Syracuse Crunch season preview show! Howard Dolgon, the owner of the Crunch, and Alex Ackerman of the Syracuse Speaks podcast to join us to talk about the Crunch’s 30th anniversary celebration! Howard and the Crunch are entering their 30th AHL season, we discuss how he and his staff have made hockey work in Syracuse, how special the AHL is, and some awesome stories from the unique experiences of being a minor league team (you won’t believe what they went through to remove the ice after the game at the Dome), and much more! Afterward, Scott and Alex preview the upcoming roster and schedule for the Crunch this season! Howard Dolgon interview: 00:00 – 38:50 Syracuse Crunch season preview: 40:00 – 1:21:04.

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