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Jimmy Poreda Robs Danny Liscio with a Fantastic Glove Save in Knoxville's win over Birmingham on Friday.

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Ice Bears Shut Out Marksmen 3-0 in Fayetteville.

December 5, 2021

Kristian Stead  stopped all 29 shots from the Marksmen en route to the win.  Goals by Dean Balsamo, Stepan Timofeyev, and JB Baker paced the Bears. Next up is a two game set in Peoria next weekend.  Game Summary.   

Ice Bears Take Another Slugfest in Birmingham 6-4.

December 3, 2021

Razmuz Waxin-Engback had the third hat trick for the Ice Bears this season as they won another hard fought game in Birmingham. Andrew Bellant had two goals before being tossed on a game misconduct. Stefan Brucato started the scoring with his team leading 10th goal of the year.  Jimmy Poreda got the win in goal.  Game Summary.   

Knoxville’s Jimmy Poreda named Warrior Hockey Player of the Week.

November 30, 2021

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (November 30, 2021) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) today announced that Jimmy Poreda of the Knoxville Ice Bears has been named the Warrior Hockey/SPHL Player of the Week for November 22-28.... Full Story.

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Bears Beat Bulls in Brawl.

November 26, 2021

The Ice Bears went to a brawl Friday in Knoxville and a hockey game broke out.  Knoxville beat the boisterous Brimingham Bulls in a rough contest 2-0.  Anthony McVeigh had the game-winning goal in the third period.  JB Baker added an empty netter for the final margin.  Jimmy Poreda continued his success against the Bulls with 25 saves.  Game Summary.

Bears Blank Bulls on Teddy Toss Night. 

November 24, 2021

The Ice Bears shutout the visiting Birmingham Bulls 5-0 on Teddy Bear Toss Night.  Captain Stefan Brucato set the pace with 2 goals.  JB Baker, Razmuz Waxin-Engback, and Andrew Bellant had a goal apiece.  Jimmy Poreda stopped 36 shots for his first shutout, including the masterpiece pictured above.  Game Summary.

Ice Bears Win Overtime Thriller 3-2 over Vermilion County.

November 20, 2021

In sharp contrast to Friday's game, Knoxville eked out an overime win over the Bobcats Saturday night in Danville.  Colton Fletcher's third period goal forced the extra stanza.  Stefan Brucato's backhander with 1:45 left sealed the deal. Andrew Bellant had the other Knoxville goal.  Jimmy Poreda stopped 32 shots in the victory.  The OT loss gave the Bobcats their first SPHL point.  Game Summary

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Welcome to the SPHL!

November 19, 2021

The Ice Bears welcomed the Vermilion County Bobcats to the SPHL with a 9-3 mauling on Friday Night.  Knoxville lead 4-0 less than 10 minutes in.  Seven Ice bears had goals, including a hat trick by Dean Balsamo.  Kristian Stead had 23 saves for the win.  Game Summary.

McVeigh Named SPHL Player of the Week. 

November 16, 2021

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (November 16, 2021) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) today announced that Anthony McVeigh of the Knoxville Ice Bears has been named the Warrior Hockey/SPHL Player of the Week for November 8-14.... Full Story.

Ice Bears Smoke Mayhem in Macon.

November 13, 2021

Kristian Stead stopped all 26 shots he faced and a host of Ice Bears had goals en route to a 9-0 win. Anthony McVeigh had his first pro hat trick, and Zak Lambrecht got his first two goals as an Ice Bear.  Knoxville ended its 5 game road trip 3-1-1. Macon remained winless on the year.  Game Summary

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Knoxville flies past the Thunderbolts in Evansville. 

November 12, 2021

Knoxville got its second win of an extended road trip with a hard fought 4-1 decision in Evansville over the Thunderbolts. Andrew Bellant got the game winner, with Dino Balsamo and JB Baker adding EN insurance goals. Jimmy Poreda stopped 29 shots for the win. Game Summary.  

Ice Bears Drop Shootout Heartbreaker in Huntsville.

November 10, 2021

Despite leading for most of the night and outplaying the Havoc, Knoxville lost a shootout 6-5 in Huntsville.  The Havoc tied it with under 5 minutes left.  After a scoreless overtime, Huntsville's Jacob Barber put two shootout goals past Knoxville's Jimmy Poreda.  Andrew Bellant scored Knoxville's only shootout goal.  Game Summary

Fayetteville Takes Game Three.

November 7, 2021

The Fayetteville Marksmen took the third game of the weekend set with the Ice Bears 3-1 in Fayetteville.  Jimmy Poreda gave up 3 first period goals before giving way to Kristian Stead.  Stead stopped all 17 shots he faced.  Stepan Timofeyev tallied Knoxville's lone goal.  The Ice Bears next play the Havoc in Huntsville on Wednesday.  Game Summary

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Knoxville Takes Second Straight From Fayetteville 3-1.

November 6, 2021

Stepan Timofeyev had two assists, and newcomer Razmus Waxin-Engbach and Anthony McVeigh each tallied thier first goal of the year to pace the Ice Bears.  J.B. Baker added an EN goal for the final 3-1 score.  Jimmy Poreda was stellar in net with 30 stops.  Game Summary.

Knoxville uses Late Major Penalty to Beat Fayetteville.

November 5, 2021

 A match penalty to Fayettevile's Donald Olivieri for slew footing Stefan Brucato opened the door to Knoxville's come from behind win. Power play goals by Jason Price and Andrew Bellant overcame a 2-1 deficit.  Dino Balsamo scored the other goal.  Kristian Stead stopped 36 of 38 shots for his first pro win.  Game Summary.

Ice Bears Take Their First Loss in a Defensive Struggle.

October 31, 2021

The Huntsville Havoc snapped Knoxville’s 3 game win streak with a 2-0 win in Knoxville.  Jacob Barber scored at 14:31 of the first period to give the Havoc a lead they would never relinquish.  The Ice Bears had only 18 shots on goal.  Barber added another goal in the third to seal the deal. Game Summary.

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Ice Bears Come Alive Late to Steal Another Win in OT.

October 30, 2021

Alex Pommerville beat former Ice Bear Austyn Roudebush for the game winner to give the Ice Bears a second straight come from behind win in OT.  Stefan Brucato had tied it with two third period goals.  Jimmy Poreda held the Railyard Dawgs scoreless after giving up two goals in the first three minutes.  Game Summary.

Ice Bears Win Overtime Thriller in Birmingham.

October 22, 2021

Andrew McLean got the game tying goal with 6 sconds left to send it to overtime Friday in Birmingham.  Newcomer Andrew Bellant then scored with 2:16 left in the extra stanza to give Knoxville the 3-2 win.  Both goals came on the powerplay following a major penalty to Birmingham's David Nippard.  The Bears are off to a strong 2-0 start on the young  season.  Game Summary.  

Booster Club Extends Special Offer.

October 17, 2021

Booster Club Secretary Stephanie Denton announced today that the Booster membership special will be offered for the rest of October.  The special is $5 off of a single membership (normally $30) and $10 off of a family membership (normally $50).  Apply at the next home game or download and mail the application available at the link below.  Go Ice Bears!

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Ice Bears Celebrate 20th Birthday with 3-1 win over Macon.

October 15, 2021

Many new faces dotted the lineup as the Ice Bears celebrated their 20th Birthday.  Goals by Stefan Brucato, Michael Mercurio, and Carter Cowlthorp paced the Bears to a 3-1 win over Macon. Jimmy Poreda stopped 22 of 23 Macon shots.  Game Summary

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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.

Booster club members enjoy all kinds of benefits, such as special Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners with the players, and other fun activities and events.  Why not join today and be part of The Team Behind The Team!™

Becoming a member is easy!

If you would like to become a member of the KIBBC, simply download an application at the link below, or pick one up at the Booster Club table.  Mail your completed application with your check or money order to the KIBBC at P.O. Box 51532, Knoxville, TN 37950, or bring your application and check to the next Booster Club meeting or home game.  You’ll be glad you did!

The KIBBC is a nonprofit corporation that endeavors to operate in accordance with Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue code.  The KIBBC is registered as a nonprofit corporation under the laws of the State of Tennessee.

Officers 2021-2022

President - David Allen
Secretary - Stephanie Miller Denton (NP)

Vice President - Michelle Lopshire (NP)
Treasurer - Heather Terry
Member at Large - Jim Beeler

Warrior Princess - Ryleigh Reynolds

Webmaster - Dan Moore (NP)

Webmaster Emeritus - Jim Purvis (NP)

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