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Solar Bears win ECHL Award of Excellence

Thursday, June 27th
Solar Bears win ECHL Award of Excellence

ORLANDO, Fla. - The ECHL announced today that the Orlando Solar Bears were awarded the 2012-13 ECHL Award of Excellence at the ECHL League Meetings held in Las Vegas.

The award recognizes the ECHL organization that best executes a well-rounded business plan including, but not limited to, sales, marketing, media relations and merchandising while also distinguishing themselves in their community, on and off the ice. The Solar Bears finished third in attendance during the 2012-13 season, led the league in jersey sales, and participated in over 100 community events.

"The Solar Bears certainly set the bar high in their first year of operation," said ECHL Commissioner Brian McKenna. "Their impact on the Orlando market was recognized by the other Members of the ECHL in selecting them for this well-deserved award."

In addition to the ECHL Award of Excellence, the Solar Bears were finalists for three separate awards. The team finished as a finalist for Ticket Staff of the Year, Solar Bears Managing Partner and CEO Jason Siegel was a finalist for Executive of the Year, and Director of Public Relations and Broadcasting Bob Mills was a finalist for Broadcaster of the Year after winning the award for the 2011-12 season.

The Orlando Solar Bears, the ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Minnesota Wild and AHL's Iowa Wild, 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.

Don't get shut-out when we sell out! 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 2013-14 season. Call the Solar Bears at 407-951-8200 or visit www.OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com.

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/

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