Doherty returns to Solar Bears from Bruins

Orlando gets defenseman back from AHL Providence

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced that veteran defenseman Taylor Doherty has returned from his loan to the American Hockey League’s Providence Bruins.

Doherty, 26, returns to Orlando where he has 11 points (2g-9a) and 49 penalty minutes in 20 games this season. While with the Bruins, the 6-foot-7, 235-pound defenseman picked up two assists and 25 penalty minutes in 10 games.

The Orlando Solar Bears continue their fifth season of ECHL hockey when they host the Utah Grizzlies at the Rink at Amway Center on Friday, March 10 at 7 p.m.

Friday’s game is also Star Wars Night. Throughout the game, fans will be able to enjoy character appearances from members of the Florida Garrison – 501st Legion and other fan groups, movie clips, music, trivia games and more!

Fans can purchase lower bowl tickets for this game for as little as $16 when they visit A portion of the ticket proceeds sold through this link will be donated to the Children’s Home Society of Central Florida.

Fans can purchase club level tickets for as little as $10, courtesy of Auto Justice Attorney Michael T. Gibson when they visit

Single-game tickets are now on sale at the Amway Center box office and Full and half-season ticket plans are now available by visiting

The Solar Bears mobile app, presented by BB&T, gives Solar Bears fans everything they need right in their pocket. The app is also home to the brand-new Loyalty & Rewards Program, which provides Solar Bears fans with opportunities to accumulate points and redeem them for exclusive prizes. The app is FREE and available for both iOS and Android devices.

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 Rink at Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.

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Season tickets, Corporate Flex vouchers, and Group tickets are a great way to entertain employees, co-workers, clients, friends and family. For more information on all of the Solar Bears ticket packages, call (407) 951-8200 or visit

Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased online at