First Responders Appreciation Night set for Feb. 4

Guns n’ Hoses charity game to be played before Solar Bears vs. Swamp Rabbits

Solar Bears, Guns n' Hoses

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced the team will host its annual First Responders Appreciation Night and Guns n’ Hoses charity hockey game on Saturday, Feb. 4, when Orlando face the Greenville Swamp Rabbits at the Rink at Amway Center at 7 p.m.

The fifth annual Guns n’ Hoses game features the Central Florida Enforcers police hockey team against the Orange County Fire Rescue hockey team at the Rink at Amway Center beginning at 2 p.m. The Central Florida Enforcers are raising money through ticket sales for C.O.P.S (Concerns of Police Survivors) while the Orange County Fire are raising money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to assist children with cancer. These charities will also be the beneficiaries of the 50/50 raffle proceeds.

The Solar Bears will continue the tradition established last season in which the First Responders Appreciation jersey design would be inspired by the uniforms of the winning team from the previous year’s Guns n’ Hoses charity game. As such, the Solar Bears will wear special police-themed jerseys on Saturday night during their game against Greenville, resulting from the Central Florida Enforcers’ 4-3 victory over Orange County Fire Rescue in last year’s Guns n’ Hoses charity game.

Fans who purchase tickets to the game between the Solar Bears and Swamp Rabbits at 7 p.m. will receive complimentary access to the Guns n’ Hoses charity game at 2 p.m. Full instructions for fans on game day that wish to attend the Guns n’ Hoses charity game will be released early next week.

Fans can support the teams and their respective charities by purchasing tickets through the following links. A portion of the ticket proceeds collected through the links below will be donated directly back to C.O.P.S. and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation:

The Solar Bears continue their fifth season of ECHL hockey when they host the Allen Americans at the Rink at Amway Center on Sunday, Jan. 28, at 1:30 p.m. Fans with tickets to Sunday’s game can stick around for the college hockey game featuring the University of Central Florida Knight vs. the University of Florida Gators immediately following the Solar Bears game.

Sunday’s game is also a FAIRWINDS Solar Bears Sunday – the first 100 FAIRWINDS members to show their FAIRWINDS debit or credit card, as well as their ID, at the Amway Center box office window on Sunday will score two free tickets for that day’s game. Even if you’re running a bit late, all FAIRWINDS members will receive a buy one, get one offer for that night’s game once all the free tickets have been claimed. Click here for more information.

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 have released a brand-new mobile app, presented by BB&T, giving 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 new 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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