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Solar Bears announce 2017 training camp schedule, Purple vs. Orange scrimmage

Friday, September 29th
Solar Bears announce 2017 training camp schedule, Purple vs. Orange scrimmage

Training camp opens Oct. 2; scrimmage set for Oct. 5

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears will open their sixth season of ECHL hockey with training camp taking place over a two-week period – with on-ice practice sessions beginning on Monday, Oct. 2 through Thursday, Oct. 12 at the RDV Sportsplex Ice Den. Additionally, the team will host its first-ever Purple vs. Orange intra-squad scrimmage on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m.

The Purple vs. Orange scrimmage will be held on the Pro rink, located in the rear of the Ice Den. Admission to the Purple vs. Orange scrimmage is free, with seating provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Solar Bears will also be collecting supplies to provide aid and support to those impacted in Puerto Rico by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. A list of suggested supplies can be found by clicking here.

For on-ice practice sessions during training camp, the Solar Bears roster will be split into two groups, with the first group practicing at 9:45-10:45 a.m. and the second group’s practice session will be held from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Practices will also take place on the Pro rink.

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 will play back-to-back preseason games during the first weekend of training camp against the Florida Everblades at Germain Arena on Saturday, Oct. 7 and Sunday, Oct. 8.

2017-18 Orlando Solar Bears Training Camp Schedule (all dates/times subject to change):Monday, Oct. 2 – Practice (first group 9:45-10:45 a.m. / second group 11 a.m.-12 p.m.)Tuesday, Oct. 3 – Practice (first group 9:45-10:45 a.m. / second group 11 a.m.-12 p.m.)Wednesday, Oct. 4 – Practice (first group 9:45-10:45 a.m. / second group 11 a.m.-12 p.m.)Thursday, Oct. 5 – Purple vs. Orange scrimmage (2-3:45 p.m.)Friday, Oct. 6 – Practice (first group 9:45-10:45 a.m. / second group 11 a.m.-12 p.m.)Saturday, Oct. 7 – Pre-season game at Florida Everblades (7 p.m.)Sunday, Oct. 8 – Pre-season game at Florida Everblades (5 p.m.)Monday, Oct. 9 – OFF DAYTuesday, Oct. 10 – Practice (first group 9:45-10:45 a.m. / second group 11 a.m.-12 p.m.)Wednesday, Oct. 11 - Practice (first group 9:45-10:45 a.m. / second group 11 a.m.-12 p.m.)Thursday, Oct. 12 - Practice (first group 9:45-10:45 a.m. / second group 11 a.m.-12 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 2017-18 home schedule on Saturday, Oct. 28 against the Atlanta Gladiators at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center. Single-game tickets for the 2017-18 season are now on sale at the Amway Center box office and ticketmaster.com at 10 a.m.

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.

Full Season Ticket Memberships for the 2017-18 season are on sale now. Purchase an Orlando Solar Bears Full Season Ticket Membership for as little as $440 today! Click here or call (407) 951-8200 for more information.

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

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