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Solar Bears Announce Opening Night Roster

Thursday, October 19th
Solar Bears Announce Opening Night Roster

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Solar Bears have announced the club’s Opening Night Roster ahead of its 12th season of play in the ECHL. Orlando opens the 2022-23 regular season when it hosts the Florida Everblades on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at AdevntHealth Rink at Amway Center.

ECHL teams can carry a maximum of 20 Players on the active roster, no more than 18 of whom may be skaters, at any one time. For the first 30 days of the regular season, teams can carry a maximum of 21 Players on the active roster, no more than 19 of whom may be skaters, at any one time.

Teams are permitted to carry up to two (2) Players at a time on the Reserve List, while an unlimited number of players can be placed on the 14-day Injured Reserve.

Orlando Solar Bears 2023 Opening Night Roster:

Forwards
Tyler Bird [V]
Luke Boka
Ryan Cox [R]*
Tanner Dickinson [R] [STL-NHL]
Jaydon Dureau [TB-NHL]
Alex Fortin [V]
Alex Frye [R]
Brayden Guy [SPR-AHL]+
Mitchell Hoelscher [SPR-AHL]
Steve Jandric [SPR-AHL]
Brayden Low [V]
Aaron Luchuk
Bennett MacArthur [TB-NHL]
Patrick Newell
Tanner Schachle+

Defensemen
Jérémie Biakabutuka [R] [STL-NHL]
Ben Carroll
Marc-Andre Gaudet [R] [STL-NHL]
Chris Harpur
Louka Henault
Zachary Massicotte [SYR-AHL]
Jimmy Mazza
Jake Stevens [R]*

Goaltenders
Colton Ellis [STL-NHL]
Brandon Halverson

R = Rookie – less than 25 regular season games of professional hockey
V = Veteran – 260+ regular season games of professional hockey
TB = Tampa Bay Lightning contract
STL = St. Louis Blues Contract
SYR = Syracuse Contract
SPR = Springfield Contract
* = 14-day injured reserve
+ = Reserve

Roster at a Glance:

Position Breakdown:
Forwards – 15
Defensemen – 8
Goaltenders – 2

Contract status:
ECHL – 15
NHL – 6
AHL – 4

Country of Origin:
Canada – 16
U.S.A – 9

Draft Status:
Drafted – 7
Signed – 2
Undrafted – 16

Upcoming Games

Full Schedule
Craft Beer Fest / Pickleball Night
Friday, March 1st
Craft Beer Fest / Pickleball Night
Puck Drops:
8:00 PM EST
Kia Center
Jacksonville Icemen
JAX Jacksonville Icemen
at
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
Kia Center
Orlando Solar Bears
Jacksonville Icemen
Saturday, March 2nd
Orlando Solar Bears @ Jacksonville Icemen
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EST
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
at
Jacksonville Icemen
JAX Jacksonville Icemen
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Orlando Solar Bears
Jacksonville Icemen
Sunday, March 3rd
Orlando Solar Bears @ Jacksonville Icemen
Puck Drops:
3:00 PM EST
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
at
Jacksonville Icemen
JAX Jacksonville Icemen
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Orlando Solar Bears
Wednesday, March 6th
Greenville Swamp Rabbits @ Orlando Solar Bears
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EST
Kia Center
Greenville Swamp Rabbits
GVL Greenville Swamp Rabbits
at
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
Kia Center
Jacksonville Icemen
Orlando Solar Bears
Thursday, March 7th
Women in Hockey Night
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EST
Kia Center
Jacksonville Icemen
JAX Jacksonville Icemen
at
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
Kia Center
Orlando Solar Bears
Florida Everblades
Friday, March 8th
Orlando Solar Bears @ Florida Everblades
Puck Drops:
7:30 PM EST
Hertz Arena
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
at
Florida Everblades
FLA Florida Everblades
Hertz Arena

Upcoming Home Games

Full Schedule
Craft Beer Fest / Pickleball Night
Friday, March 1st
Craft Beer Fest / Pickleball Night
Puck Drops:
8:00 PM EST
Kia Center
Jacksonville Icemen
JAX Jacksonville Icemen
at
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
Kia Center
Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Orlando Solar Bears
Wednesday, March 6th
Greenville Swamp Rabbits @ Orlando Solar Bears
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EST
Kia Center
Greenville Swamp Rabbits
GVL Greenville Swamp Rabbits
at
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
Kia Center
Jacksonville Icemen
Orlando Solar Bears
Thursday, March 7th
Women in Hockey Night
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EST
Kia Center
Jacksonville Icemen
JAX Jacksonville Icemen
at
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
Kia Center

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