Orlando, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears announced that they will continue their affiliation with the National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs and the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies as a single affiliate for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.
"The Leafs are extremely pleased to renew our affiliation with the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL," said Toronto Maple Leafs Senior Vice President and General Manager David Nonis. "As an organization, we are confident that our future prospects will continue to develop professionally under the tutelage of Solar Bears coach Vince Williams."
"We are excited about the opportunity to continue our affiliation with the Maple Leafs organization and look forward to a successful partnership," said Orlando Solar Bears President/CEO Jason Siegel.
Last season eight Toronto prospects appeared in games with the Solar Bears. Those players include Cameron Abney, Mike Duco, Wade MacLeod, Brad Ross, Dylan Yeo, Zachary Yuen, and goaltenders Christopher Gibson and Garret Sparks.