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Next Booster Club meeting is set for Saturday September 6th at 3:00pm. The Allison's are hosting for us again. Many thanks to Michael and Cara! Meeting will be at 3:00 with cook out and swimming to follow. Let Tony know what you are bringing so she can start a list/menu.

Budget meeting will be Thursday September 25th at 6pm. Location pending.

August 13, 2014 - Bryan Hince our #1 Goalie has one of his specially designed helmets to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Pictured here are photos of the helmet which you may bid on to win. Don't wait be sure to get your bid in early.  The latest bid on the helmet will be posted here every day with the time and date of the bid. Click HERE to EMail your bid.
  • Latest Bid: $300.00 - Deadline for bids: Sept. 9, 2014 @ 7:PM
August 26, 2014 - Coach Craigen - Tomorrow we'll be rolling out a press release with some more signings and I wanted to elaborate on them for you guys a bit.

Most of you will recognize the name (F) Vince Perreault from the late stages of last season. Vince was the MASCAC player of the year in his SR season and made an immediate impact on our roster with his intelligence and skillset. He plays a very complete game and takes a lot of pride in his actions in all 3 zones, making him a great addition fo
...r us. Read more from Coach Cragin on your Facebook
HERE

Danial Morin

Vince Perreault #16

Francis Drolet #22

August 28, 2014 - HUNTERSVILLE, NC – The Southern Professional Hockey League today announced it has partnered with NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN), the leading enabler and provider of live and on-demand content to Internet-connected devices, to deliver live and on-demand content for all SPHL games across a variety of platforms.

For more information on this new on-line video provider and connection with the SPHL click HERE

Coach Craigen - 8/18/14 - /We'll be announcing a few more signings this week; 2 players who I believe will be centerpieces to not only our offensive attack but our overall game.

# 17 Eric Satim has signed a contract to return for his 4th year of professional hockey and 4th as an Ice Bear. Eric should need no introduction and I'm sure you guys all realize the importance of his presence on this team. He plays all 3 zones, he's one of the top 2-way players in the league and his consistent work ethic always sets the tone for us.

Coach Craigen - 8/18/14 - Joining Eric up front is another highly creative offensive threat who I think will be one of the most exciting rookies to land in Knoxville in some time. The captain and leading scorer of 3-time division 3 National Champion Norwich University, Travis Janke. Along with being a high character player with proven leadership qualities, Travis is well over a point a game for his entire career and has been an offensive catalyst for the top D3 program in the country during his college participation.

More info on Travis - click HERE to read

NOTE: Game pictures up through the last season as well as Booster Club activities - See Picture gallery on  menu above

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Prescott Valley, AZ – The Arizona Sundogs announced today the addition of young talent, forward, Berkley Scott t their roster for their 2014-15 Central Hockey League season. READ MORE

Knoxville, TN – (August 12, 2014) Knoxville Ice Bears Head Coach & Director of Hockey Operations Mike Craigen announced today that the club has signed veteran defenseman Joe Tolles and rookie Eric Defelice.

“Joe is an experienced player who knows what it takes to win games and have success at this level. We expect him to bring leadership to our blueline and our locker room. He does an excellent job betting pucks from the blueline to the front of the net, which was an area of concern for us last season,” said Craigen.

Tolles, (6’0”,180 lbs.), was the Captain of the former Mississippi Surge where he accumulated 28 points (20 G – 36 A) in 49 games played. He started his professional career with the Augusta RiverHawks alongside current Ice Bears’ defenseman Jason Price for their run at the 2010’ -11 President’s Cup trophy. Since turning pro, Tolles has played 175 games spread equally across the SPHL, CHL and ECHL. To read more CLICK HERE

Knoxville, TN – Also signed Eric Defelice as a new rookie. Stats:2010-11: Made nine appearances as a freshman … nearly averaged a point per game with seven points on a goal and six assists … had a pair of assists in his first collegiate game against Western New England (11/23) … scored his first collegiate goal and made it the game-winner the next time out versus Connecticut College (12/7) … had assists in three straight games midway through the season (12/31-1/22).
Game-by-Game Statistics

Juniors: Spent the last three seasons with the Thorold Blackhawks (GOJHL) … named the team’s Rookie of the Year in 2007-08 after scoring 13 goals and assisting on 21 in 40 games … earned GOJHL Most Improved Player honors in 2008-09 … named team captain in 2009-10 and responded with 14 goals and 39 assists for 53 points in 41 games, earning himself a spot on the GOJHL All-Star team … playing for his Central Bucks West High School team in 2006-07, named Team MVP and earned the league scoring title with 85 points in 22 games.

June 2, 2014 - PENSACOLA, FLA – Most everyone who lives south of the Mason-Dixon line acknowledges that football, especially college football, is king. In that spirit, maybe when the Pensacola Ice Flyers and the Columbus Cottonmouths face off again they should call it the “Ice Bowl”, in deference to the SEC football factories in nearby Auburn and Tuscaloosa. Read More
Knoxville, TN – (July 28, 2014) Knoxville Ice Bears President and General Manager, Mike Murray announced today that Houston Sanders has been promoted to Director of Promotions and Game Operations effective immediately. Sanders has served as Corporate and Season Ticket manager for the past year for the Ice Bears.Read More

Full 2013 - 2014 Ice Bears Schedule Click HERE to access.
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Next meeting is set for Saturday September 6th at 3:00pm. The Allison's are hosting for us again. Many thanks to Michael and Cara! Meeting will be at 3:00 with cook out and swimming to follow.

Let Tony know what you are bringing so she can start a list/menu.

Budget meeting will be Thursday September 25th at 6pm. Location pending.

Knoxville, TN - (July 17, 2014) Head coach and director of hockey operations, Mike Craigen announced today, Bryan Hince has re-signed to return as the Knoxville Ice Bears number one goalie for the up-coming 2014-2015 SPHL hockey season.

During the 2014 playoffs, Hince ranked first in Goals-Allowed Average (1.14), Shutouts (2) and Save Percentage (.965). In his fourth season with the team, the consistency with which he performed during the regular season helped the Ice Bears reach the playoffs for a twelfth consecutive year, ranking first in Total Saves with 100 more than second-place (1,171) Games and Minutes Played, each by a wide margin, tied for first in Wins (22), third in shutouts (5) and fifth in Goals-Allowed Average and Save Percentage.

Head Coach Mike Craigen was quick to compliment his ace in goal, saying, "his intensity and will to win is unrivaled in my experience at this level and his performance during his career in the postseason has put the Ice Bears in the mix for a championship every year he's been here. Read More

Knoxville Protected List for 2014 - 2015 start of the season:Ben Power, Berkley Scott (To Arizona), Brad Pawlowski, Brady Vandenberk, Bryan Hince, Cody Dion, Eric Satim, Francis Drolet, Jason Price, Peter Neal, Ryan Hill, Vince Perreault, Jon Higgins. To see other SPHL protected list of players - click HERE
July 10, 2014 - Faced with the loss of ice-making ability at his team’s former home arena in Augusta, Bob Kerzner began a search for a new place for his minor league hockey team to play. Kerzner had not considered Macon initially. But two months ago, the Southern Professional Hockey League office put him in touch with Macon Centreplex officials looking to bring a team back to Macon. To read more of this story click HERE
Another story about new team (Mayhem)  HERE

  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:
  • FIRST ROUND
    • 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
  • SECOND ROUND
    • 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.
  • PRESIDENT’S CUP FINAL
    • The two remaining teams will meet in the best-of-three President’s Cup Final

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