|A promotional Solar Bears jersey|
The Minnesota Wild has recently signed on another minor-league affiliate, the East Coast Hockey League team the Orlando Solar Bears. It's a brand new team with a familiar name, the last incarnation of the Orlando Solar Bears ended their run 10 years ago. The team will begin playing again in October 2012. Why sign a new team? Apparently they're very promising and maybe we'll get to see a handful of Solar Bears becoming full Wild teammates in the coming years. Best of luck to the Minnesota Wild and the Orlando Solar Bears in the coming seasons!
This is the second minor-leage affiliate of the Wild, the other being the Houston Aeros from the American Hockey League.