Solar Bears unveil 2015 All-Star jersey

All-Star and FanFest tickets on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m.

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ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Toronto Marlies, unveiled the jersey the team will wear for the 2015 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic, presented by Visit Orlando, and also announced the full schedule of events surrounding the All-Star game. Tickets for the All-Star Classic and FanFest go on sale tomorrow, Thursday, October 16, at 10:00 a.m. To purchase tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com.

The Solar Bears All-Star Jersey (pictured at right) features a vivid orange jersey All-Star Jersey Backwith the 2015 All-Star logo displayed prominently on the shoulders of the jersey. The All-Star Logo, along with the Solar Bears logo, was designed by Joe Bosack Graphical Design, one of the leading sports graphical designers in the United States. The overall design of the jersey was crafted by CCM Hockey, while Exclusive Pro Sports handled the lettering and numbering of the jerseys.

Along with unveiling the All-Star jersey, the Solar Bears recognized their All-Star committee, who have played an integral role in the planning and implementation of the events during the All-Star week in Orlando. Ricardo Rangel, Michon Walls, and Kristy Lemons from the 2014-15 All-Star Season presenting Sponsor Cricket Wireless were introduced, along with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Danielle Courtney of Visit Orlando. The Solar Bears also thanked Allen Johnson, Executive Director of Orlando Venues, Thomas Chatmon, Executive Director of the Orlando Downtown Development Board, John Bisignano, President and CEO of the Central Florida Sports Commission, and Jim Breig, representing Levy Restaurants in the Amway Center.

The All-Star schedule of events begins with the Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Hockey Tournament, hosted by the OYHA (Orlando Youth Hockey Association). All-Star JerseyThe tournament begins on Friday, January 16, and runs through Monday, January 19, at the RDV Sportsplex Ice Den.

The week of events continues with the ECHL All-Star FanFest presented by Walgreens on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. The FanFest will include the Church Street Block Party with a DJ, inflatable games, Shades, and the Solar Bears Dancers, a Hockey Hall of Fame exhibit presented by Sutton Special Risk, player appearances, a MeiGray “History of Hockey” and memorabilia exhibit, and interactive games. In addition, a country concert featuring Madeline Smith, presented by Wealth by Design, will take place that evening.  In front of the Station 1 Firehouse local youth house leagues and travel hockey team players will team up with ECHL and Solar Bears All-Stars for an outdoor deck hockey exhibition. A limited number of FanFest and concert tickets will go on sale as both events are almost SOLD OUT. FanFest tickets will go on sale tomorrow, Thursday, October 16th, at 10:00 a.m. and the concert will go on sale in December.

The ECHL Hall of Fame Luncheon sponsored by BFL CANADA will take place on FanFestWednesday, January 21, at noon at the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown hotel. The eighth class of inductees will be announced in December, 2014, and will enter into the ECHL Hall of Fame during the luncheon. Players from the Orlando Solar Bears and the ECHL All-Star Team will be in attendance and several of the NHL and ECHL’s most prestigious trophies will be on display.

Then, at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, the puck drops for the 2015 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic, presented by Visit Orlando, at the Amway Center. The game will feature All-Star skills competitions during intermission, an intermission performance from recording artist Madeline Smith, and intermission recognition of Solar Bears community partners.

To view a printable schedule of events, click here.

The Solar Bears are expected to announce their season opening roster tomorrow afternoon.

Take advantage of the Orlando Solar Bears season ticket pre-sale offer by placing a $50 deposit per ticket now to receive seat selection priority for the 2014-15 All-Star season. Call the Solar Bears at 407-951-8200 or visit OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com.

Orlando Solar Bears Single Game Tickets for the regular season are on sale now! Click here to purchase tickets.

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

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

Group tickets are a great way to entertain employees, co-workers, clients, friends and family. For more information on discounted group tickets and a list of group benefits, call 407-951-8200 or visit www.orlandosolarbearshockey.com/groups.

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

Since beginning operations in November of 2011, the Solar Bears have helped raise over $730,000 for the Central Florida community. To read the Solar Bears Report to the Community, click here.