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Solar Bears 2022-23 home opener is Oct. 23 vs. Icemen

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Solar Bears, in conjunction with the ECHL, have announced the preliminary draft of their schedule for the 2022-23 season. Orlando will open its 11th season of ECHL competition on the road against the Jacksonville Icemen on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, before hosting its home opener against Jacksonville on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the AdventHealth Rink at Amway Center.

The Solar Bears will also host their annual School Day Game against the Florida Everblades on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 10:30 a.m.

The remainder of Orlando’s schedule for the 2022-23 season is subject to change, pending the release of the 2022-23 NBA and Orlando Magic schedule later this summer.

To view the ECHL schedule for the 2022-23 season, CLICK HERE.

Orlando is slated to host 36 regular season home games over the course of the 2022-23 season, featuring 11 different opponents. Orlando will welcome the expansion Savannah Ghost Pirates to the South Division during the 2022-23 campaign and will host the Ghost Pirates three times, in addition to home matches against South Division foes including the Atlanta Gladiators, Florida Everblades, Greenville Swamp Rabbits, Jacksonville Icemen and South Carolina Stingrays. The Solar Bears’ non-divisional opponents include the Adirondack Thunder, Kalamazoo Wings, Maine Mariners, Trois-Rivières Lions and Utah Grizzlies.

Additionally, the Solar Bears are scheduled to travel to non-divisional opponents Idaho and Trois-Rivières.


The Orlando Solar Bears are the proud affiliate of the NHL’s Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning and members of the ECHL, the premier “AA” hockey league in North America. In 10 seasons of operation, the team has qualified for the Kelly Cup Playoffs five times. The Solar Bears are owned and operated by the Orlando Magic and the DeVos Family, and play at the AdventHealth Rink at Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.

Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased at