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Solar Bears to honor memory of ECHL linesman from Longwood

Stephen Ruiz
Orlando Sentinel
Camden Nuckols officiated 61 regular-season and 2 playoff games in the ECHL, most involving the Solar Bears

The moment that Camden Nuckols saw the Orlando Solar Bears play during their first season in the defunct International Hockey League in 1995, his life changed.

"He just said, 'I want to play hockey,''' said his mother, Susan.

Nuckols was 5 years old at the time.

He not only played the sport. Nuckols officiated it, too, honing his craft during games for the Orlando Youth Hockey Association (OYHA) and area men's leagues. He became an ECHL linesman when the Solar Bears debuted in that league in 2012.

Nuckols, a Lake Mary Prep and UCF graduate, died on Nov. 17 in Orlando after a brief illness. He was 25. The Solar Bears will honor Nuckols with a moment of silence before their game against the South Carolina Stingrays at 7 Tuesday night at Amway Center and will wear his jersey number 32 on their helmets for the rest of this season.

"Regardless of his hockey career and his officiating career, he was just a very well-respected person, period,'' OYHA President Louis DiPaolo said. "He always had a smile on his face. He was so well-loved and respected for how he treated people in a game that is pretty intense.''

Because of a rare disease called congenital erythropoietic porphyria (CEP), Nuckols could not play outdoor sports because he couldn't be in direct sunlight. Only several hundred cases of CEP have been reported, according to Nuckols' parents, who live in Longwood, are starting a foundation in Camden's honor to help those afflicted with CEP.

Hockey was perfect for Nuckols and, as it turned out, vice versa. He was part of a state championship team at RDV Sportsplex several years ago and was a linesman for 61 regular-season and two postseason ECHL games.

"He couldn't play baseball and football and other things that were difficult for him,'' said Nuckols' father, Cardwell. "It was a way for him to express himself.''

Said Susan: "He may have done things at different times of the day, but he never let it hold him back. He found ways around the roadblocks.''

Joe Ernst, ECHL vice president of hockey operations, is responsible for assigning officials to the league's games. All ECHL on-ice officials will wear Nuckols' 32 on their helmets for the remainder of this season, too.

"There's a lot of people — not just in officiating — in this world who think they are entitled to something,'' Ernst said. "He had absolutely zero entitlement. He just wanted to go out and do his job the best that he could, and that's what he did.''

Nuckols' life was not centered only on hockey, though.

An only child, he was engaged to Kelsey Carew. He graduated with an economics degree from UCF last December and was working in the finance department of Catholic Charities.

He was passionate about animal rescue and adopted a rescue dog last year that he named Moose.

"He got to live out a lot of his dreams,'' Cardwell Nuckols said. "His life ended way too short, but he was always the consummate professional, the person who was always there for others.

"I just admire him. I have to say he is someone that I looked up to.''

Funeral arrangements are pending.

by posted 11/24/2015
RIP Camden....



OYHA Alum Camden Nuckols passed away yesterday far too early at the age of 24.  Camden accomplished so many things in such a short period of time and always made us proud.


He was a member of Coach Ullyot's State Champion 18 team, men's league champion, and a champion off the ice in the game of life.  He officiated men's leagues, Jr leagues, Collegiate games, all of our OYHA tournaments, and made it to the professional ranks officiating in the ECHL.  


Whether he was your teammate, opponent, or an official Camden was always a friend to all.


Camden was an only child and survived by his mother and father for whom we all pray.  RIP "Nuckols".........  

by posted 11/18/2015



FALL 2015 - 2016 PRACTICE SCHEDULE (8-31-15)
Team Day 1 - On Ice Off Ice Day 2 - On Ice Off Ice
Squirt - Rigsby Monday - 6:00 pm n/a Friday - 7:30 pm n/a
Squirt - Nyman Monday - 6:00 pm n/a Friday - 7:30 pm n/a
Pee Wee - Nyman Monday - 7:15 pm n/a Thursday - 6:00 pm n/a
Pee Wee - Mace Monday - 7:30 pm n/a Thursday - 7:00 pm n/a
Bantam - Hartung Tuesday - 8:15 pm Tuesday - 7:00 pm Thursday - 7:15 pm Thursday - 6:00 pm
Bantam AA - Conway / Muckler Monday - 8:30 pm Monday - 7:00 pm Thursday - 8:15 pm Thursday - 7:00 pm
U16 A - Ullyot Tuesday - 8:30 pm Tuesday - 7:00 pm Thursday - 8:30 pm Thursday 7:00 pm
U16 AA - Pinel Monday - 8:45 pm Monday - 7:30 pm Wednesday - 9:30 pm Wednesday - 8:00 pm

Practices Begin August 24th - End February 26th

Off Ice will begin September 14th

* - No Practice Friday (squirt) or Monday of Labor Day


by posted 07/23/2015

For those of you that can’t live without your tech toys – there’s a real handy feature on the Web site that allows you to synchronize the team schedule to Outlook and your cell phone.

There are a couple different ways you can perform this synchronization.

When you are looking at your team's schedule page on the Web site, you’ll see a header with 3 buttons.  The button on the left  says "Subscribe to an iCal feed for this schedule".  This button allows you to set up an automatic feed that synchronizes the schedule to Outlook.  If you have Outlook synchronized with your cell phone, it will then automatically synchronize with your cell phone.  Click here to find out how to set it up.


The other option is a manual export/import.  Use the blue arrow button for this operation.  .  The site allows you to download the schedule to a .csv file.   Once you have the schedule saved to a .csv file, you can import it into Outlook. 

To import the schedule data into Outlook, use the Outlook File/Import and Export menu commands.  The resulting dialog box allows you to choose what action to perform.  Choose "Import from another program or file" and click "Next".  The next screen prompts you for the type of file to import.  Choose "Comma Separated Values (DOS)" and click "Next".  On the next screen, enter the path and file name of the .csv file you downloaded previously.  You can also choose how duplicate events are handled.  Choose "Replace duplicates".  After you press "Next" again, you'll be prompted for the folder to import into.  Choose your "Calendar" from the list and press "Next" and then ""Finish" on the following screen.  Your calendar should now contain all the game and practice events from your schedule.

Remember, this is a manual operation, not automatic synchronization.  This means that when there are changes to your schedule (e.g. when tournament games are added to the schedule) you'll need to export the schedule again and re-import it into Outlook.

by posted 08/20/2009
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