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Solar Bears Announce Return of Hunter Fejes After Bout With Cancer

Wednesday, December 21st
Solar Bears Announce Return of Hunter Fejes After Bout With Cancer

SOLAR BEARS ANNOUNCE RETURN OF HUNTER FEJES AFTER BOUT WITH CANCER Fejes is expected to take the ice Thursday night when the Solar Bears face Jacksonville

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Solar Bears are proud to announce the return of forward Hunter Fejes (FEE-jihs) Thursday night, when the Solar Bears host the Jacksonville Icemen, following his bout with cancer. 

“We are extremely happy to share in this special evening with Hunter and his family,” said Orlando Solar Bears President, Chris Heller. “I have seen first-hand; how hard Hunter has worked to get back on the ice. His strength and resilience is inspiring to us all. We wish him a wonderful evening and invite our fans to the Amway Center to give him a big welcome back!” 

Fejes, 28, discovered a lump above his right collarbone nearly eight months ago. He was advised to get the lump analyzed and was given a CT scan, where three masses were discovered in his chest. A biopsy confirmed the masses were cancerous and Fejes was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. 

After three months of rigorous chemotherapy treatment, Fejes was told his cancer was in remission. On October 28, 2022, Fejes, in front of friends, family, and Solar Bears teammates, rang the bell announcing he was cancer free. 

Now, the eight-year pro is set to make his 2022-23 regular season debut Thursday night when the Solar Bears host the Jacksonville Icemen at the Amway Center. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. 

A full story in Hunter’s words, “The Big Fight Off the Ice” can be viewed HERE.

2022-23 Season Presented by Janney Roofing: The 2022-23 Orlando Solar Bears season is presented by Janney Roofing. Voted Orlando’s Best Roofer by Orlando Weekly, Janney Roofing is a family-founded and family-operated company built on honesty, quality and integrity. Get your free quote today at janneyroofing.com.

About the Orlando Solar Bears:The Orlando Solar Bears are the proud affiliate of the NHL’s Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning and members of the ECHL, the premier “AA” hockey league in North America. In 10 seasons of operation, the team has qualified for the Kelly Cup Playoffs five times. The Solar Bears are owned and operated by the Orlando Magic and the DeVos Family, and play at the AdventHealth Rink at Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.

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

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