Sports and Recreation
Best One-Hit Wonder
Published: July 31, 2013
Orlando Solar Bears Coach Drake Berehowsky leaves after one season
We were smitten when we heard that Drake Berehowsky would be leading the new Orlando Solar Bears as head coach for their inaugural 2012-2013 ECHL hockey season. No, not just because we couldn’t help but drool over Berehowsky’s hunky good looks; hockey fans all over Orlando (yes, there are surprisingly a good amount of them) were stoked for the revival of the dormant hockey team. That’s why it came as sad news to hear Berehowsky would be jumping ship after just one season with the Solar Bears. It’s no surprise, though, because the team was pretty terrible in their first year: The Solar Bears finished last in the South division and second-to-last in conference standings. While rumor has it the coach will head to another ECHL team next year, Orlando hockey fans should look forward to the upcoming season with high hopes of a new (and possibly more experienced) coach and a handful of new players.