Fixtures

ECHL 04/21 19:05 273 Greenville Swamp Rabbits vs Orlando Solar Bears - View
ECHL 04/22 23:10 273 Greenville Swamp Rabbits vs Orlando Solar Bears - View

Results

ECHL 04/13 23:00 - Reading Royals v Orlando Solar Bears W 0-1
ECHL 04/12 23:00 - Reading Royals v Orlando Solar Bears L 3-2
ECHL 04/06 23:00 - [4] Greenville Swamp Rabbits v Orlando Solar Bears [10] W 2-5
ECHL 04/05 23:00 - [4] Greenville Swamp Rabbits v Orlando Solar Bears [11] W 1-5
ECHL 04/04 23:00 - Orlando Solar Bears v Greenville Swamp Rabbits W 3-1
ECHL 04/02 23:00 - [25] Savannah Ghost Pirates v Orlando Solar Bears [11] L 3-2
ECHL 03/29 23:30 - Savannah Ghost Pirates v Orlando Solar Bears L 5-0
ECHL 03/28 23:00 - [6] Jacksonville Icemen v Orlando Solar Bears [11] L 5-4
ECHL 03/25 23:00 - [8] Florida Everblades v Orlando Solar Bears [11] W 2-4
ECHL 03/23 23:00 - [11] Orlando Solar Bears v Atlanta Gladiators [28] W 2-1
ECHL 03/22 23:05 - South Carolina Stingrays v Orlando Solar Bears W 2-3
ECHL 03/18 23:00 - [4] Florida Everblades v Orlando Solar Bears [5] W 1-3

Wikipedia - Orlando Solar Bears

The Orlando Solar Bears are a professional ice hockey team that plays their home games at the Kia Center (formerly Amway Center) in Orlando, Florida. They play in the South Division of the ECHL's Eastern Conference and are affiliated with the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League and Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League.

History

Orlando Pro Hockey Operations, L.P. and primary owners Joe Haleski, Bob Ohrablo, and Jason Siegel, obtained an expansion franchise in the ECHL in November 2011. The team revived the name of the original Orlando Solar Bears, who played in the International Hockey League from 1995 to 2001. The franchise also retained the original colors of their IHL predecessor, while adding the color Sunrise Gold. They are Orlando's third professional hockey team, after the original Solar Bears and Orlando Seals (2002–2004). Together with the Florida Everblades of Estero and the Jacksonville Icemen, they are one of three ECHL franchises in Florida. They are the eighth ECHL franchise to have the name of a previous IHL franchise, joining four current teams (Cincinnati Cyclones, Fort Wayne Komets, Utah Grizzlies and Kalamazoo Wings) and three former teams (the defunct Phoenix Roadrunners and Long Beach Ice Dogs; and the Peoria Rivermen).

The Solar Bears utilize RDV Sportsplex Ice Den as their training facility and offices.

For their first season in 2012–13, the team became affiliated with the Minnesota Wild of the NHL and the Houston Aeros of the AHL. They hired former NHL player Drake Berehowsky as the team's first head coach. During their inaugural season, the Solar Bears posted a 20–11–1–4 record on home ice; however, the team struggled on the road and missed the playoffs with a 28–27–7 overall record.

The Solar Bears then named Vince Williams, a former Solar Bears defenseman, as head coach for the 2013–14 season. They also added an affiliation with the Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL and the Toronto Marlies of the AHL while also keeping the Wild as an affiliate. The Leafs extended their affiliation with the Solar Bears for an additional two years in 2014 and the Leafs became the Solar Bears' sole NHL affiliate.

The Solar Bears hosted the 2015 ECHL All-Star Game at Amway Center on January 21, 2015.

For the 2015–16 season, Anthony Noreen became the head coach of the Solar Bears after guiding the United States Hockey League's Youngstown Phantoms to the league championship and being named USHL Coach of the Year. The Solar Bears also renewed their affiliation with the Maple Leafs and Marlies. The Solar Bears missed the 2016 playoffs and then started the 2016–17 season with a 5-5-1-0 record. On November 14, 2016, head coach Anthony Noreen was replaced by former Solar Bears' head coach Drake Berehowsky.

In May 2017, the DeVos family, owners of the Orlando Magic, agreed to purchase the Solar Bears when the Orlando Pro Hockey Operations, L.P. ownership group informed them that they could no longer sustain the team. The DeVos family were the owners of the IHL Solar Bears from 1995 through 2001.

In the 2018 Kelly Cup playoffs, the Solar Bears swept the South Carolina Stingrays to win their first playoff series, before losing to the regular season champions, the Florida Everblades, in the division finals. After the season, the Solar Bears and the Toronto Maple Leafs ended their five-season affiliation when Toronto affiliated with the expansion Newfoundland Growlers team. The Solar Bears then affiliated with the Tampa Bay Lightning on a three-year agreement, which was then extended through at least the 2022–23 season.

On April 25, 2022, the team announced that they and Drake Berehowsky had mutually agreed to part ways.

The Orlando Solar Bears are a professional ice hockey team based in Orlando, Florida. The team was founded in 1995 and plays in the ECHL (East Coast Hockey League). The Solar Bears play their home games at the Amway Center, which is a state-of-the-art arena that can seat up to 17,000 fans.

The team's logo features a polar bear wearing sunglasses and a hockey jersey, which reflects the team's fun and energetic personality. The Solar Bears have a strong following in the Orlando community and are known for their exciting style of play on the ice.

The team has had a successful history, winning the ECHL championship in 2001 and making several playoff appearances over the years. The Solar Bears have also produced several NHL players, including Ryan Malone, who played for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Solar Bears are committed to giving back to the community and are involved in various charitable initiatives throughout the year. They also offer a variety of fan experiences, including meet-and-greets with players, game-day promotions, and special events.

Overall, the Orlando Solar Bears are a dynamic and exciting ice hockey team that brings energy and excitement to the ice. With a strong fan base and a commitment to community involvement, the Solar Bears are a beloved part of the Orlando sports scene.