Solar Bears to open 2018-19 season at home

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears, in conjunction with the ECHL, have announced the preliminary draft of their schedule for the 2018-19 season. The final 2018-19 Solar Bears schedule will be made available shortly after the NBA schedule is released later this summer.

Orlando will open its seventh season of ECHL competition on Saturday, Oct. 13 against the Atlanta Gladiators at 7 p.m. at the Rink at Amway Center. It is the fourth time that the Solar Bears will open their season on home ice, and the second home opener against Atlanta.

For the full 2018-19 Orlando Solar Bears schedule, CLICK HERE.

The Solar Bears’ 2018-19 regular season schedule features 11 opponents on the calendar, including two new teams, the Maine Mariners and the unnamed expansion franchise based in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. The Solar Bears will host a total of nine different teams at home over the course of the season, including non-division opponents St. John’s, the Manchester Monarchs and the Idaho Steelheads.

The Solar Bears will continue the 2018-19 season as members of the South Division, which includes the Atlanta Gladiators, Florida Everblades, Greenville Swamp Rabbits, Jacksonville Icemen, Norfolk Admirals and South Carolina Stingrays. 

2018-19 Season Ticket Memberships:

Season Ticket Memberships for the seventh season of ECHL Orlando Solar Bears hockey are now on sale. Full and Half-Season memberships are both available, starting as low as $270. For more information, call (407) 951-8200 or visit

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.

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