Orlando, FL Gets New Pro Hockey Team in ECHL
I found out back at the beginning of October 2011 that Orlando would get a new pro hockey team in the ECHL. Well yesterday I was invited by the owners of Orlando’s NEW ECHL PRO HOCKEY TEAM, to the “Unveiling Of The Name” luncheon tomorrow (Nov. 16, 2011).
Let’s Play “Name That Name”
- Will it be the return of the Solar Bears? They were the last Champions of the IHL before it folded after 2001.
- Will it be the return of the Florida Seals? They were in the SPHL, Champions in 2003, but folded part of the way through the season in 2007.
- Ice Magic (ice version of our basketball team)? Hmmm that sounds too Disney (Magic on Ice).
- Ice Predators (ice version of our arena football team)? Doubt it, there already is the Nashville Predators in the NHL.
- Cougars? The panther is a subspecies of the cougar. <smirk>Surely there’ll be a lot of “cougars” at the games! </smirk>
I will post a comment to this story when I return after lunch today to let y’all know the name of the new Orlando Pro Hockey team.
Orlando Professional Hockey Team Tickets
In the mean time, click on over to http://www.orlandoprohockeyisback.com/tickets.html . One of the partners of the team’s ownership, Bob Ohrablo, said they’ve already been asked by 350 Orlando hockey fans to reserve seasons tickets, and that the Orlando Magic has reserved all of the suites for the first season.
This new pro hockey team in Orlando will be in the ECHL, which is a feeder league to the NHL. They’ll get affiliations with a couple of NHL teams where they’ll obtain most of their players (draftees that aren’t ready for NHL yet). They’ll also pull from the AHL (the other farm league to the NHL).