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Solar Bears receive eight players from Toronto Marlies

Tuesday, October 4th
Solar Bears receive eight players from Toronto Marlies

Eight players returning to Orlando; Toronto reassigns defenseman Jon Jutzi

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have received eight players from the team’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Toronto Marlies.

The Marlies have released forwards Connor Gaarder, Denver Manderson, Johnny McInnis and Patrick Watling, defensemen Eric Baier and Chris Bradley, and goaltenders Ryan Massa and Jay Williams from their tryout agreements. All players had previously agreed to terms on ECHL contracts with the Solar Bears.

2016-17 Orlando Solar Bears Training Camp Roster:

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

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

GOALTENDERS: Dominic Calandra (T), Bobby Fowler (T), Ryan Massa, Jay Williams(T = Try-Out Agreement)(TOA = Toronto Marlies Contract)(TOR = In Toronto Marlies Training Camp)

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 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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