The Orlando Solar Bears are a professional ice hockey team that plays in the South Division of the ECHL's Eastern Conference. They revived the name of the original Orlando Solar Bears, who played in the International Hockey League from 1995 to 2001. The franchise also retained the original colors of their IHL predecessor, while adding the color Sunrise Gold.
The Solar Bears utilize RDV Sportsplex Ice Den as their training facility and offices and play their home games at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida
On May 10, 2012, the team announced that it will be affiliated with the Minnesota Wild of the NHL and the Houston Aeros of the AHL
On July 22, 2013, the Solar Bears announced their affiliation with the Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL and the Toronto Marlies of the AHL.
On August 1, 2014, the Leafs announced they extended their affiliation with the Solar Bears for an additional two years, during which point the Leafs will be the Solar Bears' sole NHL affiliate.
The Solar Bears hosted the 2015 ECHL All-Star Game at Amway Center on January 21, 2015.
On May 5, 2016 the Solar Bears announced they have renewed their affiliation with the Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL and the Toronto Marlies of the AHL.
Colours and Badge
Orlando Solar Bears official colours are the Solar purple, seafoam green, sunset orange, sunrise gold and white.
Orlando Solar Bears official mascot is Shades.
Official website: http://orlandosolarbearshockey.com/