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Solar Bears announce 2017-18 Season-Opening Roster

Thursday, October 12th
Solar Bears announce 2017-18 Season-Opening Roster

Orlando opens sixth season of ECHL hockey Saturday at Jacksonville

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced their Season-Opening Roster ahead of the opening of their sixth season of play in the ECHL. Orlando begins the 2017-18 season on the road against the Jacksonville Icemen on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Arena. The Solar Bears return to the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center to open their home schedule on Saturday, Oct. 28 vs. the Atlanta Gladiators at 7 p.m.

Orlando Solar Bears 2017-18 Season-Opening Roster

Forwards (12):Chris CraneTroy CremaJean Dupuy (TOR)Kenton HelgesenChris LeBlancMax Novak (TOR)Joe PerryJ.J. Piccinich (TOR)Kristian Pospisil (TOR)Todd SkirvingZach StepanMike Vaskivuo

Defensemen (6):Matias Cleland (TOR)Alex Gudbranson (TOR)Jeff King (TOR)Mike MonfredoAdam PhillipsNolan Valleau

Goaltenders (2):Matt HackettCal Heeter (TOR)

Reserve (2):Mackenzie Braid (D)Kyle Rankin (F)

Injured Reserve (3):Darryl Bootland (F)Michael Turner (F)Sean Zimmerman (D)

(TOR = AHL contract assigned by Toronto Marlies)

The Solar Bears roster consists of four veterans (skaters who have played at least 260 games of regular season hockey in qualifying leagues entering the 2017-18 season) and 10 rookies (players who have less than 25 regular season games at the “AA” level or higher entering the 2017-18 season). Seven players are on American Hockey League contracts assigned by Orlando’s AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies.

Click here to view a PDF copy of Orlando’s Season-Opening Roster.

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. Fans can purchase BOGO tickets for Opening Weekend and get tickets for both Saturday, Oct. 28 and Sunday, Oct. 29 by visiting orlandosolarbearshockey.com/coors to take advantage of this offer, presented by Coors Light.

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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