Solar Bears announce 2016-17 Season Opening Roster

Meet the team on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Crooked Can Brewery’s Oktoberfest from 12-2 p.m.

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ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced their Season Opening Roster ahead of the opening of the ECHL’s 29th season on Friday. The Solar Bears 2016-17 regular season opens against the Florida Everblades on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, as the team celebrates Orlando United Night, presented by Auto Justice Attorney Michael T. Gibson, P.A.

Fans and media are invited to attend the unveiling of the Solar Bears 2016-17 roster to the public at the Crooked Can Brewery’s Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 12-2 p.m. at 426 W Plant St, Winter Garden, FL 34787. The Solar Bears will have a tent set up to introduce the players, coaches and dancers as we prepare for the start of the 2016-17 season. Immediately following the introduction, please join us to meet the team, take pictures and get autographs from your favorite players! More information for this event can be found by clicking here.

Members of the media who wish to arrange interviews with Solar Bears players, coaches and team personnel should contact Solar Bears Director of Communications & Broadcasting Jesse Liebman at jliebman@orlandosolarbearshockey.com.

ECHL teams can carry a maximum of 20 Players on the active roster, no more than 18 of whom may be skaters, at any one time. For the first 30 days of the regular season, teams can carry a maximum of 21 Players on the active roster, no more than 19 of whom may be skaters, at any one time.

Teams are permitted to carry up to two (2) Players at a time on the Reserve List, while an unlimited number of players can be placed on the 21-day Injured Reserve.

Orlando Solar Bears 2016-17 Season Opening Roster

Forwards (12):
Tony Cameranesi
Eric Faille
Brett Findlay
T.J. Foster
Cason Hohmann
Johnny McInnis
Bryan Moore
Joe Perry
Denver Manderson
Sebastien Sylvestre
Patrick Watling
Chase Witala

Defensemen (6):
Eric Baier
Ben Danford
Trevor Ludwig
Brenden Miller
Max Nicastro
Ty Stanton

Goaltenders (2):
Ryan Massa
Jay Williams

Reserve:
Willie Corrin (D)
Taylor Doherty (D)

Injured Reserve:
Austin Block (F)
Chris Bradley (D)
Connor Gaarder (F)
Brock Montgomery (F)

The Solar Bears roster consists of three veterans and eight rookies. Nine players are on American Hockey League contracts with Orlando’s AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies.

Click here to view a PDF copy of Orlando’s current training camp roster.

The Orlando Solar Bears drop the puck on their fifth season of ECHL hockey on Saturday, Oct. 22 against the Florida Everblades at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center. Opening Night is Orlando United Night, presented by Auto Justice Attorney Michael T. Gibson, P.A. Single-game tickets are now on sale at the Amway Center box office and ticketmaster.com. Full and half-season ticket plans are now available by visiting OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com.

The Orlando Solar Bears are the proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Toronto Marlies, and play all of their home games at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.

Follow the Solar Bears at OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com, Facebook, and Twitter (@OrlandoHockey) for all the latest news and updates. Stay in touch with Shades on Instagram by following SolarBearsHockey.

Season tickets, Corporate Flex vouchers, and Group tickets are a great way to entertain employees, co-workers, clients, friends and family. For more information on all of the Solar Bears ticket packages, call 407-951-8200 or visit orlandosolarbearshockey.com/groups.

Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased online at store.orlandosolarbearshockey.com.