Ice Bears Booster Club

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Listed below are some of the events that are planned by the Booster Club with the Ice Bears players

Thanksgiving Dinner
November 16, 2014

Christmas Dinner
December 7, 2014  

Strike & Spare
January 13, 2015  

February 17, 2014

You too can join the Booster Club and participate in all of the fun activities with all of our members as well as get to know your Ice Bears.  Complete membership application and bring to the next game

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STH's, some bad news. Riverkings are having issues with their feed and there will be no broadcast tonight. No away game party at Casual Pint. Unfortunately this is 100% out of our control and on the Riverkings. If anything changes you all will be the first to know. We're also not sure if their Pointstreak will work. Trying to find a way to let you know the score during the game. They do have a radio broadcast, go to their web site and click on link.

October 24, 2014 - Mark Atnip - The goal awarded to Eric Satim at the :23 second mark of the first period was scored by FRANCIS DROLET! Eric, we still think you are awesome. Francis, congratulations!!! To continue with the original message: That was the fastest opening night goal in SPHL history, breaking the old mark that was previously held by Kyle Kudroch (who scored at :35 last season) and previously by Troy Linna, who scored :47 into his opening night game in 2005

Berkley Scott buries a shorthanded game winner with 2 minutes left. Drolet set a record for the fastest goal in a season opener, Satim has a goal and two assists, while skating at a +2. Ben Power adds two goals, and newcomer Ryan Salvis adds two assists. Knoxville wins their season opener 5-4.

October 24, 2014 - Columbus, GA - The Columbus Cottonmouths tried to dig themselves out of a two-goal hole, but the Knoxville Ice Bears held on for a 5-4 victory.

Knoxville made the score 4-2 on a goal by Eric Satim at 19:44 in the second period, and Columbus got as close as 4-3 when Nick Curry scored 47 seconds into the third period. Ben Power was all over the ice for the Ice Bears, as he racked up two goals in the win. Power's tallies came on the power play at 8:17 into the second period to make the score 2-2 and on the power play 13:04 into the second to make the score 3-2 Knoxville.. Knoxville struggled to stay out of the sin bin throughout the game as it finished the game with 26 penalty minutes for seven opposing power plays. Knoxville additionally got points from Berkley Scott, who also had one goal and two assists and Satim, who also tallied one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Francis Drolet also scored for Knoxville. More assists for Knoxville came via Tyler Klein, who had one and Ryan Salvis, who had two.

The Cottonmouths forced the Ice Bears goalie Bryan Hince to work between the pipes, taking 33 shots. Columbus also had goals scored by Craig Simchuk, Patrick McCadden, and Andy Willigar, who each put in one. In addition, Columbus received assists from Neilsson Arcibal, who had two and Louis Belisle, Will Aide, Levi Lind, Andreas Persson, and Lucas Van Natter, who contributed one each. Knoxville's Hince stopped 29 shots out of the 33 that he faced. The Ice Bears registered two goals on four power play opportunities. Shannon Szabados rejected 22 shots on goal for Columbus. The Cottonmouths ended with 20 minutes in penalty time with five minors and two majors.

October 24, 20214 - Coach Craigen - Good afternoon STH's,  It's time for our first official gameday roster update of the 2014-2015 season. We are currently en route to Columbus, GA on our new bus - that is purring like a kitten along 40W - with a scheduled lunch stop in Chattanooga at Romano's here shortly. ...

We will be skating with a full 18-man roster tonight with Bryan Hince making the start in net. Our line combinations are below. Chuck Baldwin and Josh Cousineau will be healthy scratches but are on the trip and will be possible additions tomorrow in Memphis.


David Segal will be wearing the C tonight along with our assistant captains Jason Price, Eric Satim and Ryan Salvis. We will travel through the night after our game in Columbus and arrive in Southaven, MS around 4 AM prior to our game tomorrow night. Enjoy the game guys. The Ice Bears are finally back.

October 23, 2014 - Coach Craigen - Hey all I made a couple of errors with the jerseys #'s yesterday when I posted the line-up.
Berkley Scott will wear #9, Tyler Klein will wear # 10 and Ben Power will wear #11.
The rest were correct

October 23, 2014 - Coach Craigen - Our opening roster for the 2014-2015 SPHL season.

We have retained 11 players from our 2013 roster, added 2 players with SPHL experience and signed 7 rookies to professional contracts.

We will start the season carrying 21 players, 18 on standard contracts, 2 on 3-game tryouts (Tyler Klein & Charles Baldwin) and 1 on the 30-day injured reserve with concussion symptoms (Travis Janke).

The last few weeks have been extremely exciting around here as the players have created a buzz within the organization (and hopefully outside of it too) with their skill level, hard work and early signs of success.

I think the most encouraging thing from my perspective right now is just the overall attitude in the locker room and the focus on winning right away. Last season, we were very young and enthusiastic - ready to play hockey. This year, we have that element of youthful enthusiasm still but we appear ready to not only play, but to win.

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 game photos from Fridays (10/17) 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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Vice President-
Braum Denton

Heather Terry

Toni Carroll

Member At Large
Mike Carroll

Jim Purvis


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             KIBBC Newsletter
October 2014

Booster Club Committees
On-going committees:
Membership Committee
Fundraising Committee
Seasonal events:
Karaoke Committee
Bowling Committee
These 2 have already done the work this year:
Calendar Committee
Paul Lynch Fund Committee
If you can help on any committee
let us know

Cowboy Monkey Rodeo
Nov. 1, 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