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Orlando Solar Bears (IHL)

  • Year of foundation: 1994
  • Colours: Solar purple, seafoam green, sunset orange, white
  • Club status: ceased (Ceased in 2001)

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All time leagues: IHL


Season 2000-2001

Club teams

This club in 2000-2001: IHL

Current rosterseason 2000-2001
# Pos Player name State Born Height Weight Shoots  
GScott Fankhouser01.07.1975185 cm93 kgleft
GScott Langkow21.04.1975180 cm85 kgleft
GNorm Maracle02.10.1974175 cm103 kgleft
DBrett Clark23.12.1976183 cm84 kgleft
DJonathan Coleman09.03.1975185 cm95 kgright
DCurtis Murphy03.12.1975172 cm87 kgright
DRumun Ndur07.07.1975188 cm112 kgleft
DBrian Pothier15.04.1977186 cm90 kgright
DScott Ricci03.04.1974187 cm96 kgleft
DTodd Richards20.10.1966180 cm87 kgright
DVladimír Sičák01.12.1980179 cm89 kgleft
LDAndrei Skopintsev28.09.1971182 cm91 kgright
DBriane Thompson17.04.1974193 cm100 kgleft
DSergei Vyshedkevich03.01.1975183 cm88 kgleft
DMike Weaver02.05.1978175 cm83 kgright
D/FHerberts Vasiljevs23.05.1976181 cm80 kgright
LWBryan Adams20.03.1977188 cm86 kgleft
CMark Beaufait13.05.1970175 cm77 kgright
CHugo Boisvert11.02.1976182 cm88 kgleft
FWade Brookbank29.09.1977192 cm103 kgleft
LWDarcy Hordichuk10.08.1980185 cm97 kgleft
LWWes Mason12.12.1977188 cm89 kgleft
RWJason Norrie08.10.1977188 cm92 kgright
LWYves Sarault23.12.1972183 cm90 kgleft
CBen Simon14.06.1978180 cm88 kgleft
CJarrod Skalde26.02.1971180 cm81 kgleft
RWBrad Tapper28.04.1978179 cm83 kgright
RWJean-Pierre Vigier11.09.1976182 cm86 kgright
LWDmitry Vlasenkov01.01.1978184 cm96 kgleft
RWBrian Wesenberg09.05.1977191 cm85 kgright
Coach name State Born Coach position  
Jim Hughes26.10.1966Assistant Coach
Peter Horachek26.01.1960Head Coach
Chuck Weber18.03.1973Assistant Coach

* no longer in the club

The Solar Bears started in 1995 and played in the International Hockey League (IHL) until the league folded in 2001. They were owned by the DeVos family, who also owned the Grand Rapids Griffins and the Kansas City Blades of the IHL and the Orlando Magic of the NBA. During their time in the IHL, the team made it to three Turner Cup finals, being swept by the Utah Grizzlies in 1996, losing in game seven to the Houston Aeros in 1999 and defeating the Chicago Wolves in five games in 2001.

Several IHL teams were taken into the American Hockey League, but the Solar Bears were not among them. The DeVos family could only bring one team into the AHL, and chose the Griffins because the Solar Bears had never drawn well despite their on-ice succe

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Fast factsseason 2000-2001

Orlando Solar Bears (IHL) participates in season 2000-2001: IHL


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