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01.Jul.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS
Orlando, FL - The Orlando Solar Bears, proud affiliate of the NHL's Minnesota Wild and Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL's Iowa Wild and Toronto Marlies, announced today that they have agreed to terms with F Nick Larson and have extended qualifying offers to eight players.
30.Jun.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS
Orlando, FL - The Orlando Solar Bears, proud affiliate of the NHL's Minnesota Wild and Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL's Iowa Wild and Toronto Marlies, announced today that they have agreed to terms with F Scott Tanski.
26.Jun.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS

You can add another zero to Michael Jordan’s net worth.  According to Forbes, the basketball Hall of Famer, shoe magnate and NBA owner is now the only athlete in the billionaire’s club.

21.Jun.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS
Orlando, FL - The Central Florida High School Hockey League hosts its championship game between Lake Mary High School and Orange County tonight at the RDV Sportsplex Ice Den. The game will be featured on Bright House Sports Network, located on Bright House Channel 47 and HD 1147. The winner of the game will become the champion of the Solar Bears Conference and capture the Solar Bears Cup.Lake Mary High School, formerly Seminole North, won the championship last season.
12.Jun.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS
Orlando, FL - The Orlando Solar Bears, proud affiliate of the NHL's Minnesota Wild and Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL's Iowa Wild and Toronto Marlies, announced today that the new Cricket Wireless (formerly AIO Wireless) will be the presenting sponsor of the 2014-15 Orlando Solar Bears All-Star season. Cricket Wireless also joins Coors Light, Florida Hospital, Walgreens, and Auto Justice Attorney Michael T. Gibson, P.A., as Solar Bears Center Ice Sponsors.  

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12.May.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS

Donald Sterling finally spoke to a national audience regarding his racist comments that were leaked in April. In the interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Sterling apologized for his comments, slammed Magic Johnson and other wealthy African Americans for not doing enough to help minorities, and even insinuated that Cooper is more of a racist than he is.

12.May.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS

Last week, I was having a conversation with a woman who said that her father was distrustful of people of other races. When I asked her if she considered her father a racist, she balked at the premise of the question. When I think of a racist, I think of the worst kind of person, she said. And anyway, she said, her father didn't like anybody.

29.Apr.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS

The NBA is investigating an audio recording in which Clippers owner Donald Sterling can allegedly be heard making a series of racist remarks to his girlfriend.

26.Mar.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS

(Clearwater, FL)  June 9, 2014—After a recession-imposed seven years of dwindling construction job opportunities, things are brightening on the construction front.  Chief Economist of the Associated General Contractors of America (ACG) Ken Simonson reported that the construction industry can expect an uptick of 15 percent in the job outlook for 2014. (1)  Sports Facilities Advisory (http://www.sportadvisory.com/) (SFA), a consultancy that produces institutional grade financial forecasts for new sports complexes and then oversees opening and management of such complexes, is forwarding the momentum of increased job opportunities by helping municipalities and private developers obtain wall street financing. 

20.Apr.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS
Orlando, FL - The Solar Bears looked to even up their best-of-seven series with Cincinnati but fell by the final 7-3 score to the Cyclones at the Amway Center on Sunday night.
13.Apr.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS

Orlando, FL - The Orlando Solar Bears, proud affiliate of the NHL's Minnesota Wild and Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL's Iowa Wild and Toronto Marlies, announced tonight that they will face-off against the Cincinnati Cyclones in the Eastern Conference Kelly Cup Quarterfinals.  The best of seven series, presented by Walgreens, opens at the Amway Center this ThursdayApril 17 at 7pm

13.Apr.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS

Orlando, FL - F Wade MacLeod scored two goals and D Eric Baier added three assists to lead the Orlando Solar Bears to a 5-4 victory over the Greenville Road Warriors in the 2013-14 regular season finale.  The win lifted the Solar Bears to 91 points (43-24-2-3) and clinched the home ice advantage for Orlando in the Kelly Cup Quarterfinals Series vs. the Cincinnati Cyclones which that begins this week at the Amway Center, presented by Walgreens.

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