Ice Bears Booster Club

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Booster Club meeting is scheduled for Thursday  - October 23rd
Shoneys on Chapman Hwy
Eat at 6PM - Meeting starts at 6:30

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE HELMET RULE - A player on the ice whose helmet comes off during play will be assessed a minor penalty unless he immediately (a) exits the playing surface or (b) puts the helmet back on with the chin strap properly fastened. If, after losing his helmet, he goes to his players’ bench to be substituted for, he may not return to the ice during play without a helmet (nor may a player exit the penalty bench during play without a helmet). Should he do so, the play shall be stopped once his team has gained possession of the puck, and a minor penalty shall be assessed to the player and the ensuing face-off will take place at the end zone face-off spot of the non-offending team. 2014 - 2015 SPHL Rule Book

Coach Craigen - October 20, 2014 - I would like to pass along a few transactions as we have trimmed our roster to 22 players. I plan to utilize 3 three-game tryouts to start the season to ensure that the right decisions are being made and we will begin our 2014-2015 schedule with 21 players. As of this morning the following players were released from their contracts;

(F) Eric Defelice - (F) Mike Rey - (F) Ben Chwick - (D) Bo Driscoll - (D) Andrew Secco = (G) Alex Scola

I'm excited about the group still here though and working with them moving forward.Without a doubt the most challenging decisions I've had at the conclusion of camp thus far in my career as 4 names on the list above - minimum - can definitely play at this level in my opinion.

October 19, 2014 - SOUTHAVEN, Miss. -- The Mississippi RiverKings had 33 shots on goal, but were shut out for the second straight preseason game, losing 3-0 to the Knoxville Ice Bears Sunday afternoon at the Landers Center.
The RiverKings controlled play in the first period until the final minute of the frame. Eric Satim centered a pass, which bounced around until Travis Janke scooped it up and beat Adam Courchaine for a 1-0 Ice Bears lead with 2.5 seconds left in the first. Knoxville carried that momentum into the second, converting on an early power play to go up 2-0. With Justin Gvora in the box for boarding, Charles Baldwin banged in a rebound just 1:09 into the period to double the lead. Just over seven minutes later Ben Power beat Courchaine over the shoulder to give the Ice Bears a 3-0 lead.
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Coach Craigen - October 19, 2014

4 days of our training camp are now in the books and we are currently on our way to Southaven, MS for our 2nd and final pre-season game against the Riverkings.

I have included tonight's lineup below and while you won't be able to watch the game with our new online streaming partner "Neulion", you can follow along on Pointstreak to keep track of the game.  We will have 18 skaters and 2 goaltenders dressed as SPHL exhibition rules allow for 2 extra bodies during the preseason.

I made the first wave of challenging decisions for our hockey club yesterday and released the following players from their contracts;


Obviously the decision to let Benny go was a difficult one and I know he had a lot of friends & fans in Knoxville, but it was a choice that I made for the best of this team's capabilities to win hockey games and was 100% confident that it was the correct one moving forward.

October 17, 2014 - Knoxville got the win on the strength of a great game by Weidauer, who had two goals and two assists. Weidauer scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 15:12 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Knoxville. The Ice Bears had taken the advantage when the FireAntz's Tyler Sheldrake got sent off for spearing. Peter Neal assisted on the tally. Weidauer's next tally on the power play made the score 3-0 Knoxville with 14:21 left in the second period. Bo Driscoll provided the assist. To read more about Fridays game - click HERE

To view photos from Fridays exhibition game click HERE to access.


  Date: Jul 09, 2014 - SPHL Announces Playoff Format for 2014-2015 Season.

The Southern Professional Hockey League Board of Governors, in a conference call held yesterday (7/8), approved the playoff format for the 2014-2015 season:

  • 2014-2015 PLAYOFF FORMAT
  • The top six (6) finishers in the league standings will make the playoffs:
    • Series A - #1 Seed will play #6 Seed in a best-of-three series
    • Series B - #2 Seed will play #5 Seed in a best-of-three series
    • Series C - #3 Seed will play #4 Seed in a best-of-three series
    • The highest-seeded team remaining after the first round will receive an automatic bye to the President’s Cup Finals.
    • The other two first round winners will meet in a best-of-three series.
    • The two remaining teams will meet in the best-of-three President’s Cup Final


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October 2014

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October 20, 2014 -The NHL announced Monday morning that Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov, 24 has been suspended indefinitely from all Kings activities. The suspension comes as Voynov was arrested earlier this morning on charges of domestic violence READ MORE

October 20, 2014 - HUNTERSVILLE, NC - The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) today announced the following suspensions:
Fayetteville’s Tyler Sheldrake
Fayetteville’s Tyler Sheldrake has been suspended two games for his actions in Exhibition Game 2, Fayetteville at Knoxville, played on Friday, October 17.  At 10:59 of the first period, Sheldrake was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct under Rule 62, Spearing. Sheldrake missed Fayetteville’s exhibition game against Columbus on Saturday, October 18 and will also miss their game against Columbus on Saturday, November 1.   Fayetteville’s Ryan Hand Fayetteville’s Ryan Hand has been suspended one game for his actions in Exhibition Game 5, Columbus at Fayetteville, played on Saturday, October 18.  At 18:08 of the third period, Hand was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct under Rule 62, Spearing. Hand will miss Fayetteville’s game against Louisiana on Friday, October 24.

ECHL Accepts Seven
New Members

CHICAGO – The ECHL announced on Tuesday that the League’s Board of Governors has approved the Membership applications of the Allen Americans, Brampton Beast, Missouri Mavericks, Quad City Mallards, Rapid City Rush, Tulsa Oilers and Wichita Thunder for admission to the ECHL.

The seven expansion teams will begin play in the ECHL this season, giving the League 28 teams in 20 states and one Canadian province for its 27th season of operation, which begins on Friday, Oct.17 and runs through Saturday, April 11.Read more

Check out the Hockey Buzz HERE

September 3, 2014 - Where the club goes after dormancy remains a question

Each week looks at the creditable buzz around the NHL and beyond, examining trade rumors, potential signings, coaching moves and more. Click HERE to read more

Prescott Valley, AZ – The Arizona Sundogs announced today their request and approval from the Central Hockey League, to suspend operations for the 2014-15 season, effective immediately. The franchise will remain a member in good standing in the CHL, despite not participating in this season, in hopes of keeping Sundogs hockey in Prescott Valley for the 2015-16 season. Read more HERE

Hockey News  - 0/16/14 - Known as "Johnny Hockey" in an homage to Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel and the "Johnny Football" brand, the slick Calgary Flames prospect is turning heads because of his moves, and his moniker - To read more - click HERE

Sept. 9, 2014 - Coach Craigen -  Last month was an extremely challenging one for the history of the Central Hockey League and via the trickle down effect, all of minor pro hockey. Amidst rumors all over the internet about folding, merging and everything else that has been spitballed over the past few months, there were obviously a couple of teams who saw that the end was near, at least for now, and no doubt exhausted all options prior to the announcements that the Denver Cutthroats and Arizona Sun Dogs were ceasing operations for the 2014-2015 season. Very interesting from Coach - read more HERE

Just thought you all might be interested in some of the rule changes for the NHL in this 2014-2015 season, to view click HERE