Tony Cameranesi named to ECHL All-Star Skills Competition

Forward to represent Solar Bears in Puck Control Relay event

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced that rookie forward Tony Cameranesi has been selected to represent the Solar Bears in the Great Meadow Federal Credit Union Skills Competition at the 2017 CCM / ECHL All-Star Classic presented by I LOVE NY.

Cameranesi, 23, will compete in the Puck Control Relay with fellow ECHL All-Stars Justin Crandall (Reading Royals), Matt Garbowsky (Colorado Eagles) and Shawn Szydlowski (Fort Wayne Komets) against Dennis Kravchenko, Peter MacArthur and Greg Wolfe of the host Adirondack Thunder. Cameranesi was previously announced last Tuesday that he would be Orlando’s representative at the 2017 CCM / ECHL All-Star Classic presented by I LOVE NY.

The former fifth round draft choice (#130 overall) of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft is under contract this season with the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies, where he currently has one assist in three games after being recalled on Jan. 1. While on loan to the Solar Bears this season, he has recorded 20 points (13g-7a) and 14 penalty minutes in 32 games.

The 2017 CCM / ECHL All-Star Classic presented by I LOVE NY will feature the host Adirondack Thunder taking on the ECHL All-Stars in a non-traditional format featuring 5-on-5, 4-on-4 and 3-on-3 play, as well as a Skills Competition (Puck Relay, Hardest Shot, Fastest Skater) to highlight the talents of both teams. The All-Star Team will be comprised of the League’s top talent and prospects, showcasing the future stars of hockey s they develop in the ECHL. The game will air LIVE exclusively on NHL Network on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at 8 p.m. ET from the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, N.Y.

Click here for the full All-Star Skills Competition lineup. Click here to view the complete 2017 ECHL All-Star Roster.

The 10th class will be inducted into the ECHL Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Jan. 18, during a luncheon ceremony presented by BFL CANADA and Sutton Special Risk at the Fort William Henry Hotel in Lake George, N.Y., the official host hotel of the 2017 ECHL All-Star Classic.

Twelve coaches from the ECHL All-Star Game have gone on to coach in the National Hockey League while 64 players from the contest have gone on to play in the NHL, including 48 since 2002 when the lineups began having players who coaches felt were prospects to move up to a higher level.

The ECHL All-Star Fan Fest, with player appearances, interactive game, prizes, giveaways, auctions, memorabilia, and a special Hockey Hall of Fame exhibit, will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 17 starting at 6 p.m. at the Fort William Henry Resort in Lake George, N.Y. On Wednesday, Jan. 18, the day’s events include the ECHL Hall of Fame Luncheon and the 2017 CCM / ECHL All-Star Classic presented by I LOVE NY. Select ECHL Skills competitions will be held the same night and will be incorporated into the evening’s events.

The Orlando Solar Bears continue their fifth season of ECHL hockey when they play their first ever game against the Alaska Aces on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 11:15 p.m. ET at Sullivan Arena.

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

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

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Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased online at orlandosolarbearshockey.com/shop.