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Solar Bears make adjustments to training camp roster

Wednesday, October 12th
Solar Bears make adjustments to training camp roster

Orlando’s leading scorer from 2015-16 among eight players added

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have continued to make additions to their training camp roster, as the club announced today that it has added eight players from the team's American Hockey League affiliate, the Toronto Marlies.

The Marlies have released forwards Bryan Moore and Sebastien Sylvestre from their tryout agreements. Both players had previously agreed to terms on ECHL contracts with the Solar Bears.

Orlando has received the following players from Toronto: forwards Eric Faille, Brett Findlay, T.J. Foster and Chase Witala, and defensemen Brenden Miller and Ty Stanton.

Faille (FIGH), 27, returns to the Solar Bears for a second season after he led Orlando in scoring in 2015-16 with 60 points (24g-36a) and 10 penalty minutes in 56 games. His 60 points also set a new single-season record for most points by a Solar Bears forward. The 6-foot-0, 180-pound forward also tallied 10 points (7g-3a) and two penalty minutes in 15 contests with the Marlies. The Lachine, Quebec native has 126 points (57g-69a) and 25 penalty minutes in 134 career pro games.

Findlay, 23, returns for a third campaign in the City Beautiful after logging 21 points (10g-11a) and 38 penalty minutes in 22 games last season, while also contributing 17 points (6g-11a) and six penalty minutes in 39 games with the Marlies. The 6-foot-0, 189-pound forward has 140 points (57g-83a) and 121 penalty minutes in 196 career pro games.

Foster, 24, finished fifth in ECHL rookie scoring last season with 54 points (25g-29a) and 17 penalty minutes in 63 games for Orlando, and also appeared in three games for the Marlies.

Miller, 22, returns for a second season in Orlando after posting 21 points (5g-16a) and 56 penalty minutes in 57 games for the Solar Bears during his rookie season.

Stanton, 21, begins his first full pro season after logging one assist in four games with the Marlies last season. The 6-foot-4, 193-pound defenseman played from 2012-16 with the WHL’s Medicine Hat Tigers, recording 103 points (22g-81a) and 201 penalty minutes in 229 games.

Witala, 21, is entering his first full pro season after producing two assists in three games for the Marlies last season. The 6-foot-0, 175-pound winger previously played from 2010-16 with the WHL’s Prince George Cougars, where he logged 239 points (120g-119a) and 191 penalty minutes.

Additionally, the Solar Bears have released forwards Matt Johnson and Coltyn Sanderson.

Orlando has also released forwards Bryce Hollweg and Michael Turner, defenseman Alex Brooks and goaltender Bobby Fowler from their tryout agreements with the team.

to view a PDF copy of Orlando’s current 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.

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

  • 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 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.

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