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ANTHONY NOREEN NAMED SOLAR BEARS HEAD COACH
06/30/2015
    ANTHONY NOREEN NAMED SOLAR BEARS HEAD COACH USHL...
SOLAR BEARS WIN ECHL TICKET DEPARTMENT OF THE YEAR
06/29/2015
  SOLAR BEARS WIN ECHL TICKET DEPARTMENT OF THE YEAR Team,...
PLAYER ADVANCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR OYHA
06/17/2015
In a continued effort providing legitimate advancement opportunities...
SYNCHRONIZE TEAM SCHEDULES IN OUTLOOK
08/20/2009
For those of you that can’t live without your tech...
 
ANTHONY NOREEN NAMED SOLAR BEARS HEAD COACH

 

 

ANTHONY NOREEN NAMED SOLAR BEARS HEAD COACH
USHL Coach of the Year Joins
Orlando

Orlando, FL - The Orlando Solar Bears, proud affiliate of the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL's Toronto Marlies, announced that Anthony Noreen has been named the team's new Head Coach. Noreen was the USHL (United States Hockey League) 2014-15 Coach of the Year after leading the Youngstown Phantoms to a 40-14-6 (86pts) record last season. Notable past USHL Coaches of the Year include Jon Cooper currently with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Dave Hakstol currently with the Anthony NoreenPhiladelphia Flyers, and Derek Lalonde currently with the Toledo Walleye. 

"I am honored and excited to be the next Head Coach of the Orlando Solar Bears," said Noreen. "I want to thank
Joe Haleski, Jason Siegel, and the entire Toronto Maple Leafs organization for this special opportunity. I look forward to putting a team together that will make this city proud by the way they compete on the ice and carry themselves in the community."

"After a thorough and extensive search, we are pleased to welcome Anthony to the Solar Bears family," said Solar Bears Chairman
Joe Haleski. "He comes to us with a terrific track record for developing young talent and we expect big things from him as we pursue a Kelly Cup Championship."

"Coach Noreen will hit the ground running recruiting free agents, re-signing players from last season, and monitoring the affiliated players that may join us from Toronto as we prepare our roster for training camp in October," said Solar Bears President/CEO Jason Siegel. "He will also be participating in the Maple Leafs development and pre-season camps to familiarize himself with the entire organization and the players that may begin the season in
Orlando."

"Over the last number of seasons I've had the chance to watch Anthony's teams in
Youngstown, and have always come away impressed with the pace, energy and structure that his teams play with," said Toronto Maple Leafs Assistant General Manager Kyle Dubas. "Anthony comes very highly regarded amongst those in junior and college hockey. He's very well connected and his teams continually produce excellent results and develop players for the next level. We are very excited that Anthony will be working with our prospects in Orlando."

 Noreen spent the last four seasons (2011-15) as the Head Coach and General Manager of the Youngstown Phantoms, compiling a record of 126-99-19 over that span. Along with being named the USHL Coach of the Year last season, Noreen guided the Phantoms to the Anderson Cup (most points in the regular season) and helped the team set a USHL record 17 game winning streak from February 17 through April 4. Noreen's Phantoms ranked first in goals scored (223), power play goals (65), and shorthanded goals (16), second in penalty killing percentage (86.7%), and allowed the third fewest goals (166). Noreen also helped develop Kyle Connor, who played three seasons (2012-15) in
Youngstown before being drafted #17 overall by the Winnipeg Jets in the NHL Draft last weekend.

Noreen's coaching resume also includes one year (2010-11) as the Assistant Coach of the Phantoms, and two years (2007-09) as an Assistant Coach of the
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. Prior to beginning his coaching career, Noreen played four seasons (2003-07) at Stevens Point where he was named an ALL-NCHA Academic All American while serving as the team captain in both his junior and senior seasons (2005-07).

A native of
Chicago, IL, Noreen is expected to be introduced at a press conference later this summer.
 
The Orlando Solar Bears, the ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL's Toronto Marlies, play all of their home games at the 2012 Street and Smith's Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year, the
Amway Center.

Follow the Solar Bears at www.OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com, Facebook, and Twitter (@OrlandoHockey) for all the latest news and updates. Stay in touch with Shades on Instagram by following ShadestheSolarBear.

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 visit www.orlandosolarbearshockey.com/groups.

Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased online at:   http://store.orlandosolarbearshockey.com/

Since beginning operations in November of 2011, the Solar Bears and their fans have helped raise over $1,000,000 for the
Central Florida community. To read the Solar Bears Report to the Community, click here.

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HOME: www.OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com
Facebook:
Orlando Solar Bears
Tweet: OrlandoHockey
OSB Hockey YouTube Channel:
Orlando Solar Bears


by posted 06/30/2015
SOLAR BEARS WIN ECHL TICKET DEPARTMENT OF THE YEAR

 

SOLAR BEARS WIN ECHL TICKET DEPARTMENT OF THE YEAR
Team, Staff Named Finalists for Four Other Awards
 

Orlando, FL - The Orlando Solar Bears, proud affiliate of the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL's Toronto Marlies, announced that the team was awarded the 2014-15 ECHL Ticket Department of the Year. The team was a finalist for the Marketing Department of the Year while President/CEO Jason Siegel was a finalist for Executive of the Year, V.P. of Ticket Sales and Service Scott Einhorn was a finalist for Ticket Executive of the Year, and Director of Public Relations and Broadcasting Bob Mills was a finalist for Broadcaster of the Year.
 

"We are certainly pleased that our team and employees were recognized by their peers," said Siegel. "We have the best fans in the League and we work hard every day to offer them the best customer service and best game day experience possible."

 

The Solar Bears welcomed 9,288 fans to the 2015 ECHL All-Star Classic, the game's highest attendance since 2000 and the third-largest crowd in the event's history. During the 2014-15 regular season, Orlando had its three largest group nights in the team's history while increasing ticket revenue for Faith and Family Night, Hockey Fights Cancer Weekend, and Military Appreciation Weekend. The Solar Bears finished the regular season fourth in the ECHL in attendance and finished first in average attendance during the Kelly Cup Playoffs for the second consecutive season.
 

The Solar Bears ticket sales department, led by Scott Einhorn, was comprised of Mark Nolte, Justin DeRazza, Chris Carmichael, Stephanie DiMuro, Doug Perri, Erin Croce, Jake Ninko, and Dylan Tell.
 

This marks the third straight season that Siegel finished as finalist for Executive of the Year and the third straight season that Mills has finished as a finalist for Broadcaster of the Year after winning the award following the 2011-12 season. The Solar Bears were recipients of the 2012-13 ECHL Award of Excellence following their "Out of Hibernation" season and were finalists for Ticket Department of the Year following the 2012-13 season as well. 

The Orlando Solar Bears, the ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL's Toronto Marlies, play all of their home games at the 2012 Street and Smith's Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year, the Amway Center.

Follow the Solar Bears at www.OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com, Facebook, and Twitter (@OrlandoHockey) for all the latest news and updates. Stay in touch with Shades on Instagram by following ShadestheSolarBear.

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 visit www.orlandosolarbearshockey.com/groups.

Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased online at:  http://store.orlandosolarbearshockey.com/

Since beginning operations in November of 2011, the Solar Bears and their fans have helped raise over $1,000,000 for the Central Florida community. To read the Solar Bears Report to the Community, click here.

 

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HOME: www.OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com
Facebook: Orlando Solar Bears
Tweet: OrlandoHockey
OSB Hockey YouTube Channel: Orlando Solar Bears

by posted 06/29/2015
PLAYER ADVANCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR OYHA

In a continued effort providing legitimate advancement opportunities to our loyal members, OYHA was well represented last week at the USHL Futures Camp and this week at the Main Camp for Sioux City Musketeers.

   

The USHL is the only Tier 1 league and the highest level of Junior Hockey in the US.  Most of their players (92%) will play D1 collegiate hockey along with others from the Tier 2 league, the NAHL.

 

This year, OYHA sent a total of 6 current and former players to the USHL Camps in Sioux City with Coach John Snowden.  The boys competed very well against top AAA players from all over North America with the likes of Thunder Bay Ontario, Toronto Jr. Canadians, Shattuck St. Mary's, Little Caesars, Victory Honda, Washington Little Capitals to name a few.  One of our forwards, Parker Mara (8 year OYHA member) was in the top 4 in the Futures Camp and we are awaiting word on our two older players still competing in the main tryout.

 

Coach Snowden has a storied history in the USHL playing with the Lincoln Stars (winning the National Championship), playing on the US National Team, and at the professional level where he recently retired.  And he is not the only member of our staff with a successful hockey history from Juniors, collegiate, and professional ranks including one member (Kevin Conway) in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

 

This is just one example (at a specific level) of efforts made by OYHA with respect to player development.  All members of our staff assist with overall player development and providing opportunities to all OYHA members with various resources throughout their career.  We have been serving youth hockey for 28 years in Central Florida, proud of our history, and appreciate the opportunity to help your player reach their potential at any level.

 

Thank you for making OYHA "your place to play..."  


by posted 06/17/2015
SYNCHRONIZE TEAM SCHEDULES IN OUTLOOK





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.


Automatic
 
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.

Manual

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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