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Hello Hockey Fans - Summer is usually a slow time for much news about Hockey or our Ice Bears. If anyone has any exciting of interesting news about hockey or the Ice Bears, please send me an EMail.  Webmaster (EMail) Jim Purvis


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

 JULY  18, 2014 - PEORIA ó Michelle Novak knows all about icing and checking. The Peoria Rivermen kind, not the cake covering and bank account kind. The Normal native is in the midst of her first offseason after becoming a pioneer for the Southern Professional Hockey League team last winter. She was hired as the first female athletic trainer for the Rivermen in their 33-year history Read More






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Knoxville Protected List for 2014 - 2015 start of the season: Ben Power, Berkley Scott, 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 teamís 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:
    • 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 Presidentís 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 Presidentís Cup Final

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Braum Denton

Heather Terry

Toni Carroll

Member At Large
Mike Carroll

Jim Purvis


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