SOLAR BEARS UNVEIL TURNER CUP CHAMPIONSHIP BANNER ON
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2
Orlando to Honor 2001 Turner Cup Championship Team
Orlando, FL - The Orlando Solar Bears announced further details
of the 2001 Turner Cup Championship Banner unveiling scheduled
for this Saturday, February 2, before the Solar Bears play host
to the Trenton Titans at 7:00 p.m.
The pregame ceremony will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. and fans
are encouraged to be in their seats early. A familiar voice
from 2001, Scott McKenzie, will emcee the event and Orlando
Mayor Buddy Dyer will be in attendance and will make a special
presentation during the pregame ceremony.
The Turner Cup will be in the building, giving fans a chance to
see the long-awaited trophy back in Orlando. Representatives
from the Hockey Hall of Fame will be escorting the Cup and fans
will have an opportunity to take pictures with the Turner Cup
on the concourse level.
Orlando will wear special throwback jerseys reminiscent of the
2001 Turner Cup Championship team during the game. Fans will
have a chance to bid on the jerseys throughout the game by
going to The MeiGray Group booth on the concourse level (behind
Section 113). Players will hand deliver their respective
jerseys to the auction winners immediately after the
The Orlando Solar Bears won the Turner Cup on May 26, 2001,
defeating the Chicago Wolves 5-1 in Game 5 of a best of seven
series. The International Hockey League (IHL) folded on
June 4, 2001, and the Solar Bears never had an opportunity to
unveil their Championship Banner in front of their hometown
The first 3,000 fans in attendance will take home mini
championship banners, courtesy of Ember.
Members of the 2001 Turner Cup team that are currently coaching
in professional hockey include: Todd Richards (Columbus
Blue Jackets), Ben Simon (Rockford IceHogs), Jarrod Skalde
(Cincinnati Cyclones), Brad Tapper (Florida Everblades), and
Peter Horachek (Nashville Predators).
Members of the 2001 Turner Cup team that are currently still
playing professional hockey include: Bryan Adams (EHC
Munchen - DEL), Hugo Boisvert (Dresden Ice Lions - Germany 2),
Wade Brookbank (Rockford IceHogs - AHL), Brett Clark (Oklahoma
City Barons AHL), Jon Coleman (HC Eppon-Appiano - Italy),
Darcy Hordichuk (Edmonton Oilers - NHL), Curtis Murphy (Linz
EHC - Austria), Brian Pothier (Geneve Servette - Swiss-A), and
Mike Weaver (Florida Panthers - NHL).
To get tickets, visit www.OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com, call the Solar
Bears at 407-951-8200, or go to www.ticketmaster.com.
The Orlando Solar Bears, the ECHL affiliate of the NHL's
Minnesota Wild and AHL's Houston Aeros, play all of their home
games at the 2012 Street and Smith's Sports Business
Journal Sports Facility of the Year, the Amway
Individual tickets for all regular season home games are on
sale beginning as low as $15. To purchase your tickets, please
visit www.OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com or the Amway
Center Box Office.
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Season ticket plans are available now. Pro-rated full-season
and half season ticket plans range in price from $225-$800 per
season ticket (includes facility fee), reflecting a savings of
up to 42% off box office pricing. For more information call the
Solar Bears at 407-951-8200 to speak to a Ticket Sales Account
Group tickets are a great way to entertain employees,
co-workers, clients, friends and family. For more information
on discounted group tickets and a list of group benefits, call
407-951-8200 or click here.
Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys,
apparel, and headwear can be purchased online at: http://shop.orlandosolarbearshockey.com/