Evan Fitzpatrick

ECHL: Solar Bears Announce Protected List

Earlier this week, the Orlando Solar Bears announced their protected list for the 2024-2025 season, which consists of 24 players from last season; it includes 15 forwards, seven defensemen, and two goaltenders. The following list does not include the players on AHL/NHL contracts. Per the ECHL Website: Teams are allowed to protect as many players […]

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ECHL: Orlando Solar Bears 2023-24 Season Recap

As hockey season is nearing the end for the ECHL, we take a look back on the Orlando Solar Bears season and how they fared throughout the season and into the playoffs. The Solar Bears notched a 38-24-7-3 record, good for 86 points in the regular season, getting the fourth and final playoff spot in […]

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ECHL Playoff Series Recap:  Florida Everblades vs. Orlando Solar Bears

The Florida Everblades defeated the Orlando Solar Bears on Saturday night to win their second-round matchup four games to one. The series win gives the Everblades the record in the ECHL for consecutive playoff series wins with ten. Head coach Brad Ralph also extended his league lead in playoff games coached and playoff wins with 130 […]

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ECHL: Florida Everblades vs. Orlando Solar Bears Game 4 Recap | 5/9/2024

FIRST PERIOD: It was game four of the south division finals as the Solar Bears hosted the Everblades at the Kia Center, as the Bears faced elimination for the first time in the playoffs. Early in the first period, the Everblades were able to put some pressure on the Solar Bears’ defense. They stood tall […]

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ECHL Playoff Recap: Florida Everblades vs. Orlando Solar Bears Game 3 | 05/07/2024

FIRST PERIOD: Game three was almost a must-win for the Orlando Solar Bears, who entered the night being down 2-0 in the series, being outplayed in both games. The Solar Bears came out with the first chances of the game, something that hasn’t happened a lot in these playoffs for Orlando. Once again, it was […]

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PHOTOS: Orlando Solar Bears vs. Florida Everblades – 05/03/2024

ESTERO, Fla. – Fresh off round-one victories, the Florida Everblades kicked off their second-round series against the Orlando Solar Bears. Orlando needed six games to beat the South Division-winning Greenville Swamp Rabbits, while the Everblades needed seven to defeat the Jacksonville Icemen. Cam Johnson saw his eighth consecutive start in net for the Everblades, and Evan […]

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ECHL Playoffs: Florida Everblades vs. Orlando Solar Bears Game 2 | 05/04/2024

Estero, Fla.- The Orlando Solar Bears looked to bounce back from a lackluster performance against the Florida Everblades on Friday night. The home-team Everblades won game one, beating Evan Fitzpatrick five times to win 5-1. The Solar Bears seemed sluggish and a step behind all night. At the same time, the Everblades carried the energy and […]

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ECHL Playoffs: Florida Everblades vs. Orlando Solar Bears Game 1 | 05/03/2024

Estero, Fla.- The Florida Everblades hosted the Orlando Solar Bears for game one of the second round of the playoffs at Hertz Arena on Friday night. Both teams had extended series in round one, with the Solar Bears beating the division-winning Greenville Swamp Rabbits four to two and the Everblades needing seven games and three consecutive […]

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ECHL Playoff Preview: South Division Finals Preview: (3) Florida Everblades vs. (4) Orlando Solar Bears

Well, another playoff year for the Florida Everblades and the Orlando Solar Bears, and once again, another playoff matchup between the two squads. We take a look first at how each team got to the second round of the 2024 ECHL Kelly Cup Playoffs: HOW THEY GOT HERE: Orlando Solar Bears: The Orlando Solar Bears […]

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ECHL: Orlando Solar Bears at Greenville Swamp Rabbits Game Six Recap | 04/30/2024

Greenville, SC—The Swamp Rabbits and Solar Bears returned to Greenville for the last slated games of the South Division Semi-finals. This time, it was game six, as the Bears led the series 3-2 over the Rabbits, making this game a do-or-die situation for the Rabbits. 1st Period Greenville was aggressive throughout this period. When it […]

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