The 2017-18 season is here for the Orlando Solar Bears.

Fresh off a solid 36-26-7 playoff-bound season, the franchise now looks to make further strides in its 6th East Coast Hockey League season. 

Not only reaching the playoffs but advancing past the opening round should be a goal this year.

Thursday at 2 p.m., the team "drops the puck" on its first annual Orlando Solar Bears Purple vs. Orange Scrimmage at the RDV Sportsplex Ice Den in Maitland.

Entrance is free. Seating is first-come, first served.

According to a press release, the 2017 Orlando Solar Bears training camp roster includes:

FORWARDS: Darryl Bootland, Chris Crane, Troy Crema, Donny Flynn (T), Kenton Helgesen, Chris LeBlanc, Jeremy Olinyk, Joe Perry, Brandon Platt (T), Kyle Rankin, Todd Skirving, Michael Turner, Mike Vaskivuo

DEFENSEMAN: MacKenzie Braid, Mike Chen (T), Jeff King (TOA), Mike Monfredo, Adam Phillips, Sean Zimmerman

GOALTENDERS: Curtis Amado (T), Jesse Jenks (T)

(T = Try-Out Agreement)
(TOA = AHL contract assigned by Toronto Marlies)
2016-17 Orlando Solar Bears Training Camp Schedule (all dates/times subject to change):
Wednesday, Oct. 4 – Practice (9:45-10:45 a.m.)
Thursday, Oct. 5 – Purple vs. Orange scrimmage (2-3:45 p.m.)
Friday, Oct. 6 – Practice (9:45-10:45 a.m.)
Saturday, Oct. 7 – Pre-season game at Florida Everblades (7 p.m.)
Sunday, Oct. 8 – Pre-season game at Florida Everblades (5 p.m.)
Monday, Oct. 9 – OFF DAY
Tuesday, Oct. 10 – Practice (9:45-10:45 a.m.)
Wednesday, Oct. 11 - Practice (9:45-10:45 a.m)
Thursday, Oct. 12 - Practice (9:45-10:45 a.m.)

Practice sessions at the RDV Ice Den in Maitland are open to the public.

The Solar Bears 2017-18 season officially kicks off on October 14th with an away game against the Jacksonville Iceman with their first home game on October 28-29 against the Atlanta Gladiators. 



Purchase Your Tickets To The Orlando Solar Bears 2017-2018 Season 

The team is running a buy-one, get-one special for the Saturday and Sunday games. 

2017-18 regular season single-game tickets are available for sale at the Amway Center box office or at

The Solar Bears are the ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL's Toronto Marlies.

Solars Bears home games are played at the Rink at the Amway Center

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