Solar Bears announce 2017 Kelly Cup Playoffs Roster

Orlando opens South Division Semifinals against Florida on Wednesday

The Solar Bears have announced their roster for the 2017 Kelly Cup Playoffs.

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced their roster for the 2017 Kelly Cup Playoffs, presented by Coors Light. The Solar Bears open their best-of-seven South Division Semifinals series against the Florida Everblades on Wednesday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Germain Arena.

Orlando Solar Bears 2017 Kelly Cup Playoffs Roster
Forwards (11):
Darik Angeli
Milos Bubela
Justin Buzzeo
Shane Conacher
Chris Crane
Eric Faille
Denver Manderson
Mason Marchment
Ryan Moore
Joe Perry
Chase Witala

Defensemen (6):
Eric Baier
Chris Bradley
Taylor Doherty
Jon Jutzi
Jeff King
Ty Stanton

Goaltenders (2):
Ryan Massa
Mitch Gillam

Reserve (2):
Ben Danford (D)
Daniel Maggio (D/F)

The Solar Bears Playoff Roster consists of two veterans and 11 rookies. Seven players are on American Hockey League contracts with Orlando’s AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies. Three players are former NHL draft picks.

Playoff Eligible List (5):
Nikolas Brouillard (D)
Tony Cameranesi (F)
Brett Findlay (F)
Kasimir Kaskisuo (G)
Brenden Miller (D) 

Click here to view a PDF copy of Orlando’s 2017 Kelly Cup Playoffs Roster.

Playoff Rosters consist of a maximum of 23 Players – a 20-man active roster and a three-man reserve list. Upon submission of its Playoff Roster, each Member is required to include:

  1. a minimum of 19 active, available (i.e. not injured or on recall) Players; and
  1. a list of all other Players who meet the Playoff Roster Eligibility requirements, but who are unavailable at the time that Playoff Rosters are due to the League Office due to recall to the AHL or NHL. The Playoff Eligible List may only list Players who are unavailable due to recall. All other players (i.e. injured Players) must be listed on a Member’s initial Playoff Roster (active roster or reserve list) in order to participate in the Playoffs.

Throughout the Playoffs, but prior to the start of the Conference Finals, as the recalled Players listed on a Member’s Playoff Eligible List become available (due to assignment, release from PTO or their respective AHL teams’ seasons having ended), Members shall be permitted to supplement their initial Playoff Rosters with Players listed on their Playoff Eligible Lists, up to a maximum of 23 Players total. Once a Member has named a total of 23 Players to its Playoff Roster, or the Conference Finals have begun (whichever comes first), the Member’s Playoff Roster shall be fixed for the duration of the Playoffs (barring emergency conditions).

A Player who has finished the Regular Season on Injured Reserve may still be named to a Member’s 23-man Playoff Roster and will be eligible to participate in the Playoffs once his full IR time has been completed (provided all other playoff eligibility requirements have been satisfied). Once a Player has fully completed his remaining IR time, he may be activated and placed on the Member’s Active Roster.

Emergency conditions shall be established when the playing strength of the Member, by reason of injury, illness, recall or suspension by the League, is reduced below two (2) goalkeepers and sixteen (16) skaters. However, should a Member release a Player(s) from its Playoff Roster, its emergency conditions will drop by the same number as the Players they release. Only amateur Players may be signed and added to the Active Roster under emergency conditions.

The Solar Bears will host the following games of the best-of-seven South Division Semifinals at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center:

Game 3: Orlando vs. Florida – Thursday, April 20 at 7 p.m.
Game 4: Orlando vs. Florida – Saturday, April 22 at 7 p.m.
Game 5: Orlando vs. Florida – Sunday, April 23 at 4 p.m. (If Necessary)

Tickets for Solar Bears home playoff games are now on sale to the general public via orlandosolarbearshockey.com, the Amway Center box office and Ticketmaster.

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.

The Solar Bears mobile app, presented by BB&T, gives Solar Bears fans everything they need right in their pocket. The app is also home to the brand-new Loyalty & Rewards Program, which provides Solar Bears fans with opportunities to accumulate points and redeem them for exclusive prizes. The app is FREE and available for both iOS and Android devices.

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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/tickets.

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