DANNY BROOKS NAMED SOLAR BEARS ASSISTANT COACH


 

DANNY BROOKS NAMED SOLAR BEARS ASSISTANT COACH

Brooks Brings NHL, AHL and NCAA Experience

Orlando, FL – The Orlando Solar Bears, proud affiliates of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild and Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Iowa Wild and Toronto Marlies, announced today that Danny Brooks has been named the team’s assistant coach. Brooks served as the Video Coach for the NHL’s St. Louis Blues during the 2012-13 season.

“We are very excited to add Danny Brooks to our coaching staff,” said Solar Bears Danny BrooksHead Coach Vince Williams. “His knowledge and experience will certainly be a vital asset to our player development and help provide a strong contribution to our recruiting efforts.”

Last season, Brooks was an assistant coach for CSKA Moskva in the KHL (top Russian league), and was an assistant coach for the Peoria Rivermen in the AHL from 2010-12. Brooks spent the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons as an assistant coach for the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the QMJHL where he helped the team to a President’s Cup Championship in 2008-09 and developed two first round draft picks in Sean Couturier (#8, Philadelphia, 2011) and Dmitry Kolikov (#14, Florida, 2009).

A native of Natick, MA, Brooks was an assistant coach at Brown University (NCAA) for six seasons (2002-08). His collegiate experience also includes three years at Wayne State University (1999-2002), Western Michigan University (1998-99), and Bentley University (1997-98).

Take advantage of the Orlando Solar Bears season ticket pre-sale offer by placing a $50 deposit per ticket now to receive seat selection priority for the 2014-15 All-Star season. Call the Solar Bears at 407-951-8200 or visitOrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com.

The Orlando Solar Bears, the ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild and Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Iowa Wild and Toronto Marlies, play all of their home games at the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year, the Amway Center.

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Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased online at:  http://shop.orlandosolarbearshockey.com/

Since beginning operations in November of 2011, the Solar Bears have helped raise over $730,000 for the Central Florida community. To read the Solar Bears Report to the Community, click here.

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