Solar Bears 2013-14 schedule released


ORLANDO, Fla. (Press Release from Orlando Solar Bears) - The Orlando Solar Bears announced today that the ECHL has released the 2013-14 schedule.  The Solar Bears will open the season at home on Saturday, October 26 at 7:00pm and Sunday, October 27 at 3:00pm against their South Division rival, the Gwinnett Gladiators.  The team will start the season on the road against the Florida Everblades on October 18 and 19.

The Solar Bears home game schedule features a family friendly mix of ten (10) Fridays, eleven (11) Saturdays, and seven (7) Sundays.  Other home highlights include: Thanksgiving Week games on Tuesday, November 26 and Thanksgiving Night, November 28; a six-game Holiday home stand beginning Sunday, December 22 and concluding on Saturday, January 4; and a Spring Break game for Orange County Schools on Wednesday, March 26. The regular season ends with a three game home stand on the weekend of April 11- 13.

"We are pleased with the number of weekend games assigned to us by the League," said Bob Ohrablo, COO and Managing Partner of the Solar Bears.  "While we are aware some of the dates may change once the NBA/Orlando Magic schedule is finalized, we do appreciate all of the assistance provided by our partners at the ECHL, Amway Center and Orlando Magic."

The Solar Bears will faceoff against South Division rivals the Florida Everblades 14 times (6 home, 8 road), Gwinnett Gladiators 12 times (6 home, 6 road), South Carolina Stingrays 12 times (6 home, 6 road) and Greenville Road Warriors 8 times (4 home, 4 road). 

The longest home stand is six (6) games and the Solar Bears will hit the road for their longest trip (nine games) beginning Tuesday, March 4 at Florida and ending Saturday, March 22 at South Carolina.

Solar Bears home games played Monday through Thursday and Saturday will start at 7:00pm.  Friday games will start at 7:30pm.  Sunday games will start at 3:00pm, except Sunday, December 22, which will start at 7:00pm. 

On sale dates for the purchase of individual tickets will be announced later this summer.  Full and half season ticket plans are now available by visiting or by calling the Solar Bears at (407) 951-8200. 

The full schedule follows.  All game dates and times are subject to change. 

Home Games 

Oct. 26, Sat. vs Gwinnett, 7:00pm

Oct. 27, Sun. vs Gwinnett, 3:00pm  

Nov. 1, Fri. vs Florida, 7:30pm

Nov. 2, Sat. vs Florida, 7:00pm

Nov. 7, Thu. vs Elmira, 7:00pm

Nov. 8, Fri. vs Toledo, 7:30pm

Nov. 10, Sun. vs Toledo, 3:00pm

Nov. 26, Tue. vs Greenville, 7:00pm

Nov. 28, Thu. vs Greenville, 7:00pm

Dec. 4, Wed. vs Colorado, 7:00pm

Dec. 6, Fri. vs South Carolina, 7:30pm

Dec. 7, Sat. vs South Carolina, 7:00pm

Dec. 8, Sun. vs Colorado, 3:00pm

Dec. 22, Sun. vs Greenville, 7:00pm

Dec. 27, Fri. vs Florida, 7:30pm

Dec. 28, Sat. vs Florida, 7:00pm

Jan. 2, Thu. vs Utah, 7:00pm

Jan. 3, Fri. vs Utah, 7:30pm

Jan. 4, Sat. vs Utah, 7:00pm

Jan. 17, Fri. vs Florida, 7:30pm

Jan. 18, Sat. vs Florida, 7:00pm

Jan. 24, Fri. vs Gwinnett, 7:30pm

Jan. 25, Sat. vs Gwinnett, 7:00pm

Feb. 12, Wed. vs South Carolina, 7:00pm

Feb. 13, Thu. vs South Carolina, 7:00pm

Feb. 15, Sat. vs Gwinnett, 7:00pm

Feb. 16, Sun. vs Gwinnett, 3:00pm

Feb. 28, Fri. vs Kalamazoo, 7:30pm

Mar. 1, Sat. vs Kalamazoo, 7:00pm

Mar. 2, Sun. vs Kalamazoo, 3:00pm

Mar. 26, Wed. vs Cincinnati, 7:00pm

Mar. 28, Fri. vs Evansville, 7:30pm

Mar. 29, Sat. vs Evansville, 7:00pm

Apr. 11, Fri. vs Greenville, 7:30pm

Apr. 12, Sat. vs Reading, 7:00pm

Apr. 13, Sun. vs Greenville, 3:00pm 

Away Games

Oct. 18, Fri. at Florida, 7:30pm 

Oct. 19, Sat. at Florida, 7:00pm

Oct. 29, Tue. at South Carolina, 7:00pm

Oct. 30, Wed. at Gwinnett, 7:05pm

Nov. 13, Wed. at Cincinnati, 7:35pm

Nov. 15, Fri. at Evansville, 7:15pm

Nov. 16, Sat. at Evansville, 7:15pm

Nov. 20, Wed. at Florida, 7:30pm

Nov. 22, Fri. at Florida, 7:30pm

Nov. 23, Sat. at Florida, 7:00pm

Dec. 13, Fri. at Greenville, 7:00pm

Dec. 14, Sat. at South Carolina, 7:00pm

Dec. 15, Sun. at Gwinnett, 2:05pm

Dec. 18, Wed. at Florida, 7:30pm

Jan. 10, Fri. at Gwinnett, 7:05pm

Jan. 11, Sat. at Gwinnett, 7:05pm

Jan. 15, Wed. at Florida, 7:30pm

Jan. 28, Tue. at South Carolina, 7:00pm

Jan. 30, Thu. at Gwinnett, 7:05pm

Jan. 31, Fri. at South Carolina, 7:00pm

Feb. 1, Sat. at Gwinnett, 7:05pm

Feb. 21, Fri. at Toledo, 7:15pm

Feb. 22, Sat. at Toledo, 7:15pm

Feb. 23, Sun. at Kalamazoo, 3:00pm

Mar. 4, Tue. at Florida, 7:30pm

Mar. 7, Fri. at Greenville, 7:00pm

Mar. 8, Sat. at Greenville, 7:00pm

Mar. 14, Fri. at Evansville, 7:15pm

Mar. 15, Sat. at Evansville, 7:15pm

Mar. 17, Mon. at Kalamazoo, 7:00pm

Mar. 19, Wed. at Fort Wayne, 7:05pm

Mar. 21, Fri. at South Carolina, 7:00pm

Mar. 22, Sat. at South Carolina, 7:00pm

Apr. 2, Wed. at Reading, 7:05pm

Apr. 4, Fri. at Elmira, 7:05pm

Apr. 5, Sat. at Wheeling, 7:00pm

The Orlando Solar Bears, the ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Minnesota Wild and AHL's Iowa Wild, play all of their home games at the 2012 Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year, the Amway Center.