Norma Jean Purvis
August 24, 1942 - July 24, 2020
We have some sad news to share with members. Jean Purvis, a long-time Booster Club member, passed away July 24. She was a founding member of the Booster Club and a long time treasurer.
Please keep her husband Jim and the Purvis family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Family will receive friends 1-2 pm Sunday August 2, 2020, at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, with a service to celebrate Jean’s life to follow at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.
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Brancik to return for Year 4!
August 25, 2020
Now one of the oldtimers. defenceman David Bracik is set to start season 4 in Knoxville. A fan favorite, Branch is another tough player who will bolster what is shaping up to be a salty defense.
Fleurent Still an Ice Bear!
August 25, 2020
The Ice Bears have re-signed forward Brady Fleurent. Off a strong start in Knoxville last yrear, Brady spent most of 2020 in the ECHL. We're glad he's back for another year as an Ice Bear.
Sargis Inks Return!
August 13, 2020
All SPHL player Gehrett Sargis will be back for year 3 in Knoxville. Versatile on both offense and defense, Sargis looks to add scoring punch as well as defensive prowess. Look for big things from Sarge.
Murdaca's Back in Goal!
August 13, 2020
Coach Carr announced during the Live Merch Sale tonight that Goalie Joe Murdaca is headed back to Knoxville. An All Rookie performer last year, Murdaca will anchor the D in goal. Welcome back Doc!
August 10, 2020
Coach Carr announced today that Alex Carlson has re-signed for 2020-21. A tough guy that clears out the front of the net on D, coach will be looking for a little more offense from him this year. Welcome back Carly!
Locked and Loaded on D!
August 5, 2020
Pierre Ouellette is headed back to Knoxville for year 2. With toughness and durability, Ouellette is a stalwart on D. Can't wait to see big things from him!
SPHL Delays Start of Season
July 28, 2020
The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) today announced that it is targeting mid-to-late December for the start of the 2020-2021 regular season.
The 'Stache is Back!
July 20, 2020
The Ice Bears have signed veteran Stefan Brucato for his fourth season in Knoxville. One of the hardest working players in the SPHL, Bru is hoping to bring home a championship. Glad he's back for another year!
Cuthrell Back for Season 3
July 15, 2020
Coach Carr announced today that Center Scott Cuthrell is back for season 3 in Knoxville. Coming off a 50 point season last year, expect big things out of Cuthrell in 2020-21. Welcome back Scotty!
Zane Schartz Signed
June 30, 2020
Today Jeff Carr annouced the first player signing of the new season. Zane Schartz comes to Knoxville after splitting the 2019-20 season between Hungary and the Orlando Solar Bears. Welcome aboard Zane!
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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.
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)