| Apr 12, 2014
| 5:59 PM
Jean Martin loves the Orlando Magic. She has purchased a season ticket every year since the mid-1990s. Fans call her "The Hat Lady" because she wears a blue-and-white Dr. Seuss hat that players have autographed over the years.
Yet even she almost...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 4:07 PM
The Orlando Solar Bears will enter the ECHL playoffs this week playing well — and with home-ice advantage, courtesy of a 5-4 victory against the Greenville Road Warriors in the regular-season finale Sunday at Amway Center.
"The whole week,...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 12:00 PM
As the Alaska Aces powered their way to the 2011 ECHL championship, Zach Harrison saw how playoff hockey infused arenas with a unique energy.
The fans clapped harder, cheered louder and got on the referee and linesmen more when calls went against...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 4:45 PM
In what might have been Jameer Nelson's final game as a member of the Orlando Magic — the 2013-14 season finale Wednesday night against the Indiana Pacers — the best look fans inside Amway Center had of the veteran point guard occurred...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 1:26 PM
One of the biggest decisions the Orlando Magic will have to make this offseason pertains to their starting center, Nik Vucevic.
From July 10 through Oct. 31, the Magic will have the opportunity to extend Vucevic's rookie-scale contract beyond the 2014-...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Schedule for the Solar Bears’ best-of-seven series against the Cincinnati Cyclones in the first round of the ECHL’s Eastern Conference playoffs:
Game 1: at Orlando: Cyclones 4, Solar Bears 2
Game 2: at Orlando, 7 Sunday
Game 3: at...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 12:35 PM
Perhaps Orlando Magic swingman Arron Afflalo has snapped out of a late-season slump.
Afflalo scored 18 points on 8-of-15 shooting Saturday night in the Magic's 100-92 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
In the Magic's seven games before that, he...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Orlando Solar Bears forward Mickey Lang, who produced a league-high 44 goals and finished third with 77 points, was announced Friday as the ECHL's MVP.
Lang was acquired by Orlando from the Fort Wayne Komets in late December and accounted for 27 goals...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Tracing the puck's movement with his eyes, Maxime Clermont prepares to throw himself in front of the piece of hard rubber.
"If you're a goalie and you're scared, you're in the wrong position," the Orlando Solar Bears goaltender said. "A lot of the time,...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 10:45 PM
Rick Pitino knew it would be tough beating his former protégé. He just didn’t know how tough.
Louisville overcame a poor shooting performance and a struggling Russ Smith to defeat a pesky Manhattan College team 70-64 in their second-round NCAA...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 3:41 PM
How do Central Floridians feel about Dwight Howard these days?
A definitive answer could come during the first quarter of Wednesday night's game between Howard's Houston Rockets and the Orlando Magic.
As a part of their ongoing 25th-anniversary...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 8:01 PM
As a defenseman, Connor Goggin isn't counted on to do a lot of scoring.
But Saturday night was a different story.
Goggin scored the Orlando Solar Bears' first two goals, and Jacob Cepis also scored twice — including the game-winner with seven...