Solar Bears announce roster for 2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced their roster for the 2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs. Orlando faces the South Carolina Stingrays in the best-of-seven South Division Semifinals, which opens with Game 1 on Thursday, April 12 at 7:05 p.m. at North Charleston Coliseum.

Orlando Solar Bears 2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs Roster:

Forwards (11):
Chris Crane
Jean Dupuy
Martins Dzierkals
Hunter Fejes
Kale Kerbashian
Chris LeBlanc
Curtis Miske
Max Novak
Joe Perry
J.J. Piccinich
Kyle Rankin

Defensemen (6):
Tommy Davis
Alex Gudbranson
Sam Jardine
Mike Monfredo
Adam Phillips
Sean Zimmerman

Goaltenders (2):
Cal Heeter
Mackenzie Skapski

Reserve (3):
Robbie Baillargeon – F
Keegan Harper – D
Tayler Thompson – F

Playoff Eligible List:
Nolan Valleau – D – currently in AHL on try-out with Utica Comets

Click here to view a PDF copy of Orlando’s 2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs Roster.

The Solar Bears Playoff Roster consists of three veterans and seven rookies. Eight players are on American Hockey League contracts with Orlando’s AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies. Nine players are former NHL draft picks.

Playoff Rosters consist of a maximum of 23 Players – a 20-man active roster and a three-man reserve list. Upon submission of its Playoff Roster, each Member is required to include:

  1. a minimum of 19 active, available (i.e. not injured or on recall) Players; and

 

  1. a list of all other Players who meet the Playoff Roster Eligibility requirements, but who are unavailable at the time that Playoff Rosters are due to the League Office due to recall to the AHL or NHL. The Playoff Eligible List may only list Players who are unavailable due to recall. All other players (i.e. injured Players) must be listed on a Member’s initial Playoff Roster (active roster or reserve list) in order to participate in the Playoffs.

Throughout the Playoffs, but prior to the start of the Conference Finals, as the recalled Players listed on a Member’s Playoff Eligible List become available (due to assignment, release from PTO or their respective AHL teams’ seasons having ended), Members shall be permitted to supplement their initial Playoff Rosters with Players listed on their Playoff Eligible Lists, up to a maximum of 23 Players total. Once a Member has named a total of 23 Players to its Playoff Roster, or the Conference Finals have begun (whichever comes first), the Member’s Playoff Roster shall be fixed for the duration of the Playoffs (barring emergency conditions).

A Player who has finished the Regular Season on Injured Reserve may still be named to a Member’s 23-man Playoff Roster and will be eligible to participate in the Playoffs once his full IR time has been completed (provided all other playoff eligibility requirements have been satisfied). Once a Player has fully completed his remaining IR time, he may be activated and placed on the Member’s Active Roster.

Emergency conditions shall be established when the playing strength of the Member, by reason of injury, illness, recall or suspension by the League, is reduced below two (2) goalkeepers and sixteen (16) skaters. However, should a Member release a Player(s) from its Playoff Roster, its emergency conditions will drop by the same number as the Players they release. Only amateur Players may be signed and added to the Active Roster under emergency conditions.

The Solar Bears will meet the South Carolina Stingrays for the first time in the Kelly Cup Playoffs when the teams drop the puck on Game 1 of the South Division Semifinals on Thursday, April 12 at 7:05 p.m. at North Charleston Coliseum. Orlando will host the following games at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center:

  • Game 3 – Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m.
  • Game 4 – Saturday, April 21 at 7 p.m.
  • Game 5 – Sunday, April 22 at 6 p.m. (if necessary)

Tickets for the first round of the 2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs are on sale now – fans can purchase tickets starting at $18 through the Amway Center box office or by visiting ticketmaster.com.

About the Orlando Solar Bears:

The Orlando Solar Bears are in their sixth season of operation in the ECHL, the premier “AA” hockey league in North America, and are the proud affiliate of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and the AHL’s Toronto Marlies. The Solar Bears are owned and operated by the Orlando Magic and the DeVos Family, and play at the ARS.com 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.