● Solar Bears Name New Head Coach

The Orlando Solar Bears announced earlier today that they have named Anthony Noreen as their new head coach.

Anthony NoreenNoreen spent the last four seasons as Head Coach and General Manager of the Youngstown Phantoms of the USHL. He was named USHL Coach of the Year in 2015 while leading the Phantoms to the Anderson Cup (most points in the regular season), and a 17-game winning streak – the longest in USHL history. The USHL is the country’s top junior hockey league in the United States, the only league in the country with a “Tier 1” rating.

Noreen helped develop Kyle Connor, who played his last three seasons in Youngstown before being drafted #17 overall by the Winnipeg Jets in last weekend’s NHL Draft. Noreen played collegiate hockey at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and was named a ALL-NCHA Academic All-American while captaining the team during his junior and senior years.

The Solar Bears, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Toronto Marlies, play all of their home games at the Amway Center.

Solar Bears name new head coach – Anthony Noreen.