MAITLAND, Fla. -

Solar Bears Head Coach Vince Williams spent Thursday looking for a diamond or two in the rough.

The hockey team from the ECHL hosted open tryouts Thursday morning at the RDV Sportsplex in Maitland.

Williams is about to begin his first season as the Solar Bears head coach, replacing Drake Berehowsky.

Local 6 was at the tryouts and talked with the new head coach. [WATCH VIDEO ABOVE]

The Solar Bears open up their second season Oct. 18 on the road. Their first game at the Amway Center is Oct. 19.