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
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Thanksgiving dinner with the players is always a great way to get to know our team better. Check the menu link above and sign up to bring some of your best meals and have an enjoyable evening with friends and the guys.
(Booster Club Members Only)

Christmas Dinner
December 7, 2014

Christmas is all about fun and friendship. Our Christmas Dinner date is listed above. We will be putting on a great meal for our guys. As soon as the menu is ready, it will be posted here for you to indicate just what you wi ll be bringing, Be sure to make this date on your calendar.
(Booster Club Members Only)

Strike & Spare
January 13, 2015  

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Everyone likes to bowl and this is even better because you might be bowling with one of your favorite ICE BEAR players. Your could be rolling strikes with your player and take the winning prize home. It is always a fun evening and of course it is guaranteed fun evening for all.

February 17, 2015

Locatiom to be announced later
Your chance to get up and sing with your velvet voice along with one of the Ice Bear players. This is so much fun that your ribs will hurt from all of the laughing. be sure to mark this date on your calendar and plan on attending.

November 28, 2014 - Ornament Auction

February 14, 2015 - Basket Auction

March 2015 - Billiards - Date to be determined

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

Membership Application Click Here

OK Ice Bear Fans - be sure to get your own personal calendar of this years Hockey Team. They will be available at the Booster Club table.  Hopefully they should be available before Thanksgiving. It would be a great Christmas Gift for someone.  Supplies will be limited, be sure to get your as soon as they are available.



October 31, 2014 - HUNTERSVILLE, NC  – The Southern Professional Hockey League today announced details for the completion of the Huntsville at Peoria game suspended last Saturday due to a serious injury to Huntsville’s Justin Cseter.

The game will be completed on Saturday, February 7, prior to the regularly scheduled contest between Huntsville and Peoria.  Teams will resume play with 13:37 remaining in the second period and Peoria leading 2-1.  Should either team be ahead at the end of the period, the game will be considered complete.  If the teams are tied at the end of the period, they will proceed directly to a shootout.

“We looked at all scenarios that would allow us to finish the entire game, but were not able to come up with a solution that benefitted both teams equally and keep the players from playing a fourth game in four days,” said President Jim Combs.  “Major League Baseball has a similar provision for completing a suspended game that must be played before a regularly scheduled game and we feel this is the fairest solution for both teams after such an unprecedented situation.”

October 29, 2014 - COLUMBUS, GA – As season openers go, the game between the Knoxville Ice Bears and the Columbus Cottonmouths had story lines galore. In the end it was an unlikely turn of events that became the headline.Read more about this awsome game HERE

October 28, 2014 - HUNTERSVILLE, NC – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) today announced Ryan Salvis of the Knoxville Ice Bears is the Easton Player of the Week for October 24-26.
Salvis scored two goals, including one game-winner, added four assists and was +6 in helping Knoxville kick off the 2014-15 season with a pair of wins. On Friday, the Toronto, Ontario native set up two goals in the Ice Bears’ 5-4 win at Columbus.
Salvis came back on Saturday with two goals and two assists in leading Knoxville to a 5-1 win over Mississippi.
Salvis kicked off the scoring with a shorthanded goal in the first period and scored the eventual game-winner early in the second. Signed by Knoxville in the offseason, Salvis helped lead Pensacola to the last two President’s Cup championships and finished second in the 2012-13 scoring race with 25-39-64 totals in 56 games.
Also Nominated: Nielsson Arcibal, Columbus (2 gp, 0-2-2), Austin Daae, Fayetteville (2 gp, 2-0-2, 1 ppg), Jeremy Boyer, Louisiana (2 gp, 2-1-3, +4, 1 gwg), Max Strang, Pensacola (2-0-0, 1.00 gaa, .949 save%, one shutout) and Eric Levine, Peoria (1-0-0, 1.00 gaa, .972 save%)

October 27, 2014 - Peoria - Injured Rivermen opponent, now out of hospital, reflects: 'I saw the blood ... It was terrifying. Read more HERE

October 15, 2014 - Peoria - Rivermen game halted after opponent suffers serious injury. To read more about this serious accident,  click HERE

October 25, 2014  - SOUTHAVEN, Miss. -- The Knoxville Ice Bears (2-0-0-0) scored four unanswered goals in the final two periods to defeat the Mississippi RiverKings (0-2-0-0), 5-1, Saturday night at the Landers Center.

The Ice Bears took a first-period lead with a shorthanded goal 10:48 into the first period. Ryan Salvis picked up a loose puck in the neutral zone and raced in on a breakaway, beating goaltender Peter Di Salvo five hole for a 1-0 lead. The RiverKings responded with 3:52 to play in the period as Leo Thomas scored on a breakaway of his own. He received a pass from Andrew Randazzo and went down the right side before flipping a backhand shot past Braely Torris to knot the score at one on his first of the season.

The Ice Bears took command in the second period. Salvis scored his second of the game on a quick shot from the slot just 3:55 into the period. David Segal doubled the Ice Bears lead with a goal from a similar position in the slot at 5:28 of the second, making it 3-1.

In the third period the Ice Bears salted the game away with two late goals. Eric Satim finished off a feed from Salvis on the doorstep to make it 4-1 with 5:32 to play in the third. Just over two minutes later those two started a pass play that resulted in Francis Drolet jamming in the puck from the right post with 3:30 left in the game, making it 5-1.

Di Salvo got the start for the RiverKings and he made 28 saves on 33 shots and took the loss.

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.

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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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


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November 2014

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 29, 2014 - SPHL - It didn’t take long for the Macon Mayhem to make a splash in season ticket sales.

Fans began lining up as early as 4 a.m. on Saturday, the first day Mayhem season tickets were available to the general public. When the doors to the Centreplex lobby opened at 10 a.m. a strong contingent of Mayhem fans were eager to secure their seats, when the Mayhem take to the ice for the 2015-16 Southern Professional Hockey League season. Read More

October - Cherry Says - Saturday night’s Hockey Night in Canada game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings (OT win by Detroit) had an interesting 1st intermission report. Coach Don Cherry talked about the net. The newer, shallower nets (NHL Official Rule change for the 2013/14 season) allows for more room to make plays and be creative behind the goal-line, however Coach Cherry feels it’s putting goalies at risk Read More
HUNTERSVILLE, NC - Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling became the first former SPHL player to play an NHL game, defeating the Ottawa Senators 2-1 on Sunday. Darling made 32 saves in the win, the only goal against coming on a 3-on-1 shorthanded break in the second period, and was named First Star of the Game.

Darling played in the SPHL from 2010-2012 with Louisiana and Mississippi (RiverKings), posting a 21-39-1 record, 3.32 goals against average and .899 save percentage. "We are extremely proud of Scott Darling becoming the first former SPHL player to reach the NHL," said President Jim Combs. "His rise from our league to the NHL only increases the visibility and reputation of the SPHL throughout the hockey world and shows that with hard work and determination, you can accomplish anything." Originally selected by the Arizona Coyotes in the sixth round of the 2007 NHL Draft, Darling signed as a free agent with the Blackhawks this past off-season.

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

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