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Solar Bears announce 2016-17 training camp roster and schedule

Saturday, October 1st
Solar Bears announce 2016-17 training camp roster and schedule

On-ice sessions begin Monday, Oct. 3 at RDV Sportsplex Ice Den

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Solar Bears will open their fifth season of ECHL hockey with a two-week training camp - with on-ice practice sessions beginning on Monday, Oct. 3 - and has also announced its full training camp roster.

Orlando currently has nine players who have agreed to terms on ECHL contracts in training camp and five players attending on a try-out basis. Additionally, 12 players who have also agreed to terms with the Solar Bears are skating in training camp with Orlando’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Toronto Marlies.

2016-17 Orlando Solar Bears Training Camp Roster:

FORWARDS: Austin Block, Adam Brace (TOR), Connor Gaarder (TOR), Bryce Hollweg (T), Matt Johnson, Denver Manderson (TOR), Johnny McInnis (TOR), Brock Montgomery, Bryan Moore (TOR), Joe Perry, Coltyn Sanderson, Sebastien Sylvestre (TOR), Michael Turner (T), Patrick Watling (TOR)

DEFENSEMEN: Eric Baier (TOR), Chris Bradley (TOR), Alex Brooks (T), Ben Danford, Jason DeSantis, Taylor Doherty (TOR), Trevor Ludwig, Max Nicastro

GOALTENDERS: Brad Barone (T), Dominic Calandra (T), Ryan Massa (TOR), Jay Williams (TOR)

(T = Try-Out Agreement)(TOR = Attending Toronto Marlies training camp)

Click here for a PDF copy of Orlando's training camp roster.

Fans and media are invited to attend all on-ice practice sessions at the RDV Sportsplex Ice Den, which are open to the public. Flash photography and unauthorized video recording of Orlando Solar Bears practice sessions is not permitted. The RDV Sportsplex Ice Den is located at 8701 Maitland Summit Blvd., Orlando, FL 32810.

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.

2016-17 Training Camp Schedule (all dates/times subject to change):

  • Monday, Oct. 3 – practice (10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 4 – practice (10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 5 – practice (10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.)
  • Thursday, Oct. 6 – practice (10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.)
  • Friday, Oct. 7 – pre-game skate (10-10:30 a.m.), pre-season game at Florida Everblades (7:30 p.m.)
  • Saturday, Oct. 8 – pre-season game at Florida Everblades (7 p.m.)
  • Sunday, Oct. 9 – OFF DAY
  • Monday, Oct. 10 – practice (10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11 – practice (10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 12 – practice (10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.)
  • Thursday, Oct. 13 – practice (10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.)

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.

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 www.OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.comFacebook, 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/.

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