Head Coach & General Manager
Drake Berehowsky was named the fourth head coach in Solar Bears history on Nov. 14, 2016, after previously serving as the team’s head coach during the Out of Hibernation 2012-13 season, in which he guided the club to a 20-11-1-4 record on home ice.
In his tenure behind the bench for Orlando over the course of three seasons, Berehowsky has guided the Solar Bears to two playoff appearances, including the team’s first-ever playoff series win, a four-game sweep of the South Carolina Stingrays in the 2018 South Division Semifinals. Berehowsky has also helped develop players with the Solar Bears who eventually went on to play in the NHL, including Darcy Kuemper and Mike Liambas.
The native of Toronto, Ontario had been the associate coach of the Ontario Hockey League’s Sudbury Wolves since 2015 and from 2013-15 he had been the head coach of the Western Hockey League’s Lethbridge Hurricanes.
Prior to his first stint with Orlando, Berehowsky was the assistant coach of the American Hockey League’s Peoria Rivermen from 2009-12.
Berehowsky enjoyed a 549-game career in the NHL from 1990-2004 with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Pittsburgh Penguins, Edmonton Oilers, Nashville Predators, Vancouver Canucks and Phoenix Coyotes. Known for his rugged play as a defenseman, Berehowsky amassed 149 points (37g-112a) and 848 penalty minutes in the NHL. Berehowsky was a first-round selection of the Maple Leafs (#10 overall) in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft.
Drake and his wife Lori have six children – Duke, Dawson, Dalton, Dylan, Daniel and Diesel.
Marc LeFebvre joined the Solar Bears as an assistant coach for the 2018-19 season after spending the 2017-18 season with the Cincinnati Cyclones in an identical role. The Cyclones posted a 39-30-3-0 record, highlighted by a power play unit that finished second overall (20.1%) in the ECHL.
Prior to his tenure in Cincinnati, LeFebvre served as head coach of the Dundee Stars of the Elite Ice Hockey League over parts of two seasons, where he compiled a 42-45-9-8 record. He led the Stars to the Conference Finals for the first time in team history during the 2016-17 season, while his team ranked third in the league in penalty kill percentage and fifth in power play conversion rate. In 2015-16, the Stars led the EIHL in goals scored, and LeFebvre was a finalist for EIHL Coach of the Year.
During the 2014-15 season, LeFebvre served as an assistant coach for Dunaújvárosi Acélbikák of the Hungarian MOL Liga, following a 10-month stint as head coach of the EIHL’s Coventry Blaze. LeFebvre began his European coaching career in 2012-13, when he served as an assistant coach for the EIHL’s Sheffield Steelers.
LeFebvre also spent two seasons in the Federal Hockey League as head coach of the Dayton Demonz in 2012-13, and the 1000 Islands Privateers in 2011-12. While with Dayton, he led the Demonz to a first-place finish and an appearance in the Commissioner’s Cup Finals. For his efforts, LeFebvre was named head coach of the 2012-13 FHL All-Star Game and earned FHL Coach of the Year honors.
As a player, LeFebvre’s career spanned eight seasons, and saw stops in the EIHL, United Hockey League, Southern Professional Hockey League, France, and the Netherlands. He spent the majority of his playing career in the EIHL with the Steelers, Blaze, and Edinburgh Capitals, accounting for 15 goals and 32 assists in 138 games.