Knoxville Ice Bears 2023-2024.
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Skate Skalde Scored His First Pro Goal on this Shot in Knoxville's Home Opening 2-5 Loss to Brimingham on Friday.
Knoxville Claims Third Straight with 3-2 Overtime Win in Macon.
November 25, 2023
Despite an early Tyler Rollo goal, Knoxville trailed 2-1 after the first period against the Mayhem in Macon. Cole McKechney tied it early in the third period with his first goal of the season. No further scoring lead to the first overtime game of the season for the Ice bears. Dawson McKinney ended it at 2:48 of overtime with his first pro goal. Cody Karpinski was stellar in net, saving 39 of 41 Macon shot attempts. Game Summary.
Two Late Stallard Goals Power the Ice Bears Past Macon 4-3.
November 24, 2023
Much like Wednesday’s game, Knoxville fell behind 3-1 in the first period Friday in Knoxville. Riley Robertson had the Ice Bears goal at 12:51 of the first period. Cameron Hough made it 3-2 with a goal in the second. The teams carried that 3-2 score late into the third period before Jordy Stallard tied it with 2:10 left in the game. With overtime looming, Stallard struck again with 57 seconds left for the 4-3 Knoxville win. Cody Karpinski got the win in goal saving 19 of 22 shots. Game Summary.
Ice Bears Stage Unlikely 6-5 Comeback at Home vs. Rivermen
November 22, 2023
The Ice Bears faced off against the visiting Peoria Rivermen on Thanksgiving Eve. After spotting the visitors 3 goals in the first period, Jordan Stallard made it 3-1 in the second. The Rivermen answered to go back up by three. Three straight Knoxville goals by Roman Kraemer and Seth Ensor tied it at four in the third. After Peoria took the lead 5-4, Kraemer’s third of the game tied it at five. Tyler Rollo scored the game winner on a power play at 15:21 of the third period. Cody Karpinski had 23 saves on 28 shots for the win in goal. Game Summary.
Bulls Snap Bears Win Streak in Pelham.
November 18, 2023
Despite improvement, the Ice Bears still have not solved Birmingham. The Bulls notched their third win of the year over Knoxville, 4-3 Saturday night in Pelham. The win by Birmingham stopped Knoxville's mini win streak at 2. Two goals by Cameron Hough and one by Brady Fleurent were not enough, as the Bulls took a 2-1 lead into the third and made it stick. Kristian Stead was once again strong in goal, with 35 saves on 39 shots. Game Summary.
Bears Notch First Home Win Over Thunderbolts.
November 17, 2023
The Ice Bears claimed their first home win of the season with a 1-0 shutout of the Evansville Thunderbolts Friday night in Knoxville. Brady Fleurent had the lone goal at 6:28 of the second period. Kristian Stead made it stand up, stopping all 25 Evansville shots. The Knoxville penalty killers also deserve a hat tip, as they spent a large portion of the third period defending numerous Evansville power plays. Game Summary.
Ice Bears Down Fayetteville for Their Second Win.
November 15, 2023
Brady Fleurent had a hat trick and Cody Karpinski stopped 52 of 53 Marksmen shots as the Ice Bears got their scond win of the year. Cameron Hough had the other Knoxville goal, while Jordan Stallard had three assists. Despite those performances, three Markmen players were inexplicably named stars of the game. Game Summary.
Ice Flyers Whitewash Ice Bears in Final Game of Road Trip.
November 11, 2023
The Ice Bears took one on the chin in the final game of their three-day road trip, falling 0-6 to the Ice Flyers in Pensacola. After giving up four goals in the fist eight minutes, Knoxville could never get untracked. Cody Karpinski started the game in goal and gave up four goals on six shots. Kristian Stead had 29 saves on 31 shots in relief. Game Summary.
Knoxville Falls Just Short in Pensacola.
November 10, 2023
The Ice Bears fell just short with a 4-5 loss to the Ice Flyers in Pensacola. After Pensacola took the early 1-0 lead, Skate Skalde tied it at 4:48 of the first period. Pensacola reeled off three straight before back to back goals by Cameron Hough and Seth Ensor made it 4-3 late in the second. The back-breaker came with two sconds left in the period as Pensacola’s Brendan Soucie chipped in the game winner. Hough added a late goal for the final tally. Kristian Stead stopped 37 shots on 42 attempts by the Ice Flyers. Game Summary.
Ice Bears Win First of the Season 4-2 in Huntsville.
November 9, 2023
The Ice Bears got their first win of the season on Thursday night under interim head coach Andrew Harrison. Knoxville claimed a 4-2 victory over the Huntsville Havoc in Huntsville. Brady Fleurent got things started with a goal in the first period. Davis Kirkendall added one in the second to put Knoxville back on top after Huntsville tied it. After Huntsville tied it again in the third, Brendan Dowler got the game winner on a power play. Fleurent capped the scoring with an empty net goal. Kristian Stead had 28 saves on 30 Huntsville shots. Game Summary.
Ice Bears Coach Brent Clarke Resigns Following 0-6 Start.
November 6, 2023
Knoxville coach Brent Clarke resigned as of Sunday following the worst start in the 22-year history of the Ice Bears. They are currently 0-6 on the season. They have scored 7 goals while giving up 30, both last in the league. The team announced that they would seek an interim coach before the end of the week. The road doesn’t get any easier as Knoxville starts a three-game road trip on Thursday in Huntsville. They then travel to Pensacola for a two-game set with the Ice Flyers over the weekend.
Knoxville’s Woes Continue in Fayetteville.
November 4, 2023
Knoxville lost its sixth straight to open the season with a 2-5 loss to Fayetteville Saturday night in the Crown Coliseum. Jordan Stallard got Knoxville the early lead in the first period. And like the night before, Fayetteville stormed back with 4 straight goals before Brady Fleurent added one late for the Ice Bears. Zane Steeves had 33 saves on 36 shots before being injured in the third period. Kristian Stead finished the game with 11 saves on 13 shots. Knoxville was again seriously out shot 49 to 27. Game Summary.
Knoxville Loses Fifth straight, 2-5 to Fayetteville.
November 3, 2023
Knoxville fell to 0 and 5 on the season with a 2-5 loss to Fayetteville in Knoxville on Friday Night. Skate Skalde got the Bears within 1 with his first pro goal in the first period. Fayetteville answered with 3 straight tallies before Jordan Stallard added one late. Kristian Stead had 33 saves on 38 shots on goal. Game Summary.
Birmingham Blasts Knoxville 6-0 in Pelham; Losing Streak at 4.
October 28, 2023
Birmingham scored 3 goals in the second and 3 goals in the third to win convincingly Saturday night in Pelham. The Bulls outshot the Ice Bears 55-18. Zane Steeves had 49 saves on 55 Birmingham shots. Birmingham's Kishaun Gervais had a hat trick to go with his 2 goals from the previous night in Knoxville. Game Summary.
Bulls Rout Ice Bears 5-0 in Knoxville’s Home Opener.
October 27, 2023
Knoxville opened its home season Friday night against the Birmingham Bulls. Birmingham never trailed, tallying two goals in the first period, two in the second, and one in the third. Knoxville was outshot 42-18. Kristian Stead gave up four goals on 25 shots before giving way to Zane Steeves. Steeves had 14 saves on 15 shots. Another former Ice Bear, Hayden Stewart, got the win in goal for the Bulls. Game Summary.
Mayhem Best Ice Bears Again 2-1.
October 21, 2023
Knoxville dropped its second straight game in Macon 1-2 on Saturday. Coy Prevost had the only goal for Knoxville, tying the game through the end of the second period. CJ Hayes broke away on a breakaway goal at 12:09 of the third period to seal the win for Macon. Kristian Stead had 28 saves on 30 shot attempts by the Mayhem. Former Ice Bear Jimmy Poreda got the win in goal for Macon, saving 34 shots on 35 attempts. Game Summary.
Ice Bears Drop Season Opener 2-7 in Macon.
October 20, 2023
Knoxville opened its 2023-2024 season against the much-improved Macon Mayhem in Macon on Friday night. Rex Moe got the season off to a good start with the first goal of the game. Brady Fleurent gave the Ice Bears a 2-1 lead in the second period. After a Macon goal, the score was tied at 2 going into the final stanza. Macon proceeded to erupt for 5 straight goals to win going away. Dereck Baribeau had 21 saves on 28 Macon shots. Game Summary.
Ice Bears Open Camp with New and Familiar Faces.
October 10, 2023
Knoxville opened training camp today with a smattering of familiar faces and many first-time Ice Bears. Jason Price heads the list, returning for his 7th tour in Knoxville. Brady Fleurent is back for year five. Also returning are Colton Fletcher, Cole McKechney, Riley Robertson, and Justin Portillo. Newcomers feature many SPHL veterans, including Seth Ensor (Pensacola), Zane Steeves (Evansville), Mo Levac (Macon), Alex Basey (Peoria), Coy Prevost (Evansville), and Gavin Yates (Pensacola). Welcome to Knoxville and have a great camp! Go Ice Bears!
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Booster Club Selects New Officers for 2023.
April 27, 2023
The Knoxville Ice Bears Booster Club held its annual Officer Election at its membership meeting on Thursday, April 27, 2023. The newly elected officers for the 2023-2024 season are:
Vice President-Michelle Lopshire;
Appointed by the president:
Member-at-Large-Tanya Allen; and Webmaster-Dan Moore. Congratulations to everyone!
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The Knoxville Ice Bears Booster Club (“KIBBC”) is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to assisting with the needs of players and the families of the Knoxville Ice Bears Hockey Team. We are a caring and enthusiastic group who hold fundraisers throughout the year to support our mission of making Knoxville a great place for the players to call home. We strive to make the members of the Knoxville Ice Bears as comfortable as possible during their time in Knoxville, to make them feel welcome in our community, and to introduce and promote hockey and the Ice Bears to the City of Knoxville and its surrounding areas.
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President - Rebecca Hedrick
Secretary - Kyla Black
Treasurer - Heather Terry
Vice President - Michelle Lopshire
Webmaster Emeritus - Jim Purvis (NP)
Member at Large - Tanya Allen
Webmaster - Dan Moore (NP)