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Ice Bears’ Sweep Weekend Series

01/27/2018 9:33 PM -

Ice Bears’ Sweep Weekend Series

For immediate release - For more information, contact:

Dave Feather, Executive VP
(865) 525-7825 // (865) 254-7825

dfeather@knoxvilleicebears.com

Knoxville, TN (January 27, 2018) Danny Cesarz and Berkley Scott each had a goal and an assist and the Knoxville Ice Bears defeated the Mississippi RiverKings 5-4 on Saturday at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum.

The Ice Bears have won three straight and five of their last six. The RiverKings have lost three straight and dropped six of seven.

Cesarz opened up the scoring at 3:37 when he beat Tyler Green with a wrister from the high slot. The Ice Bears made it 2-0 with a Scott goal at 5:10.

The RiverKings responded less than a minute later when Shane Bennett connected on a rebound attempt from the slot. Mississippi tied the game with a shorthanded goal by Koba Mass at 14:07.

Knoxville went into the first intermission ahead 3-2 thanks to Garret Clemment’s goal from the blue line with 1:07 remaining. Green was dealing with heavy traffic in front and was screened from Clemment’s shot.

Marcus Ortiz picked up a loose puck at the right hash, quickly turned and put the puck past Green at 4:09 to put Knoxville ahead by two again. Ortiz’s goal ended the night for Green, who was replaced by Jared Rutledge. Green finished with 9 saves on 13 shots.

Brantley Sherwood brought the RiverKings back within one when Ryan Marcuz found him open in front of the crease at 10:48. Sherwood redirected the pass by deflecting it over Troy Davenport.

Tyler Howe gave Knoxville a two-goal lead again when Mike Chen found him on the backdoor behind Rutledge on the power play. Cesarz fed Chen at the blue line and Chen connected with Howe right by the crease. Howe’s one-timer found the open net at 13:49 to put Knoxville ahead 5-3 at the end of the second.

Sherwood scored his second of the night with a one-timer in the slot with 2:35 remaining, but the RiverKings couldn’t tie the game as Davenport stood tall with 38 saves.

Knoxville will travel to Roanoke on Friday, February 2nd.  Catch all of the action live at the Crown and Goose in the Old City.  ON Saturday, the Knoxville Ice Bears will host the Huntsville Havoc for their annual Star Wars Night.  Meet and greet Star Wars characters of the 501st Legion.  Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com.

ABOUT The Knoxville Ice Bears: The Knoxville Ice Bears organization began in 2002 and was an inaugural charter member of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) in 2004. As four-time SPHL Champions, the Ice Bears are an experienced and established organization, offering the city and its’ visitors a balanced product of highlight-reel hockey, unique and exciting intermission activity and endless fan interaction, presenting the most affordable, family-friendly way to enjoy sports and entertainment.

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About Icebears

The Knoxville Ice Bears organization began in 2002 and was an inaugural charter member of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) in 2004. As four-time SPHL Champions, the Ice Bears are an experienced and established organization, offering the city and its visitors a balanced product of highlight-reel hockey, unique and exciting intermission activity and endless fan interaction, presenting the most affordable, family-friendly way to enjoy sports and entertainment.

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