Solar Bears and John Snowden mutually agree to part ways

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears and associate coach John Snowden have mutually agreed to part ways.

Snowden, 36, joined the Solar Bears prior to the 2015-16 season as the fourth assistant coach in team history after concluding an 11-year playing career, and was eventually elevated to the associate coach role prior to the start of the 2017-18 campaign.

“We would like to thank John for the job he did with the Solar Bears over the past three seasons, and we wish him and his family the best,” Solar Bears head coach and general manager Drake Berehowsky said.

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About the Orlando Solar Bears:

The Orlando Solar Bears are members of the ECHL, the premier “AA” hockey league in North America, and have qualified for the Kelly Cup Playoffs in four of six seasons. The Solar Bears are also 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 Rink at Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.

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