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Solar Bears Nominated For Several ECHL Team Awards for 2022-23 season

Monday, June 5th
Solar Bears Nominated For Several ECHL Team Awards for 2022-23 season

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Solar Bears, proud affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Tampa Bay Lightning, are thrilled to announce the team has been named finalists for several prestigious ECHL awards.

In recognition of their outstanding achievements during the 2022-23 season, the Solar Bears have been nominated for the Theme Night of the Year, Specialty Jersey of the Year, Ticket Department of the Year, and the Rising Star Award - Team Award of Excellence for Growth

The winners of these awards will be announced at the 2023 ECHL Hockey Summer Meetings presented by SponsorCX, which will take place on Wednesday, June 28 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The presentation will also be available for streaming on the ECHL Facebook page at 7 p.m. ET.

The Solar Bears are honored to be named finalists and look forward to the opportunity to bring home these prestigious awards. 

Below is a full list of the awards to be presented and those nominated for the 2023 ECHL Team Awards.

About the ECHL:Formed in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 28 teams in 20 states and two Canadian provinces for its 35th season in 2022-23. There have been 740 players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL, including 13 who have made their NHL debut in the 2022-23 season. The ECHL has affiliations with 28 of the 32 NHL teams in 2022-23, marking the 26th consecutive season that the league has affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com as well as on Twitter and Facebook.

About the Orlando Solar Bears:The Orlando Solar Bears are the proud affiliate of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning and members of the ECHL, the premier “AA” hockey league in North America. In 11 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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