Orlando Naming ECHL Team Tomorrow

Orlando's new ECHL team will unveil its name to fans tomorrow, according to an email distributed to fans yesterday.

A copy of the invitation that was sent out is to the right. Here's the pertinent text from it:

The City of Orlando, Orlando Magic, and Orlando Pro Hockey Operations LP cordially invite you to a special reception to formally introduce Orlando's new professional hockey team.

Join Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orlando Venues and the Orlando Magic as they welcome Orlando Hockey Operations LP parters and unveil the team name at the Amway Center (Jernigan's Restaurant).

Date: Wednesday, November 16
Time: 1:30 PM
Place: Amway Center

It's believed the new club will be named the Orlando Solar Bears, after the team that played in the International Hockey League from 1995 to 2001.

The Solar Bears name and logo trademarks were registered in September by the ECHL and one of the members of the team's ownership group currently owns the web domain solarbearshockey.com.

If the owners do go with Solar Bears as the team name, it's possible they'll bring back the old logo and announce it at the same time. At least one Icethetics reader will be in attendance on Wednesday and has promised to provide information and photos to us from the event.