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Ice Bears’ Win Streak Halted at Four

02/03/2018 9:40 PM -

Ice Bears’ Win Streak Halted at Four

For immediate release - For more information, contact:

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

dfeather@knoxvilleicebears.com

 

 

Knoxville, TN (February 3, 2018) Eric Witzel scored 1:18 into the overtime period and the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs defeated the Knoxville Ice Bears 3-2 on Saturday night in front of a sold out crowd at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. The Ice Bears have points in five straight games. Roanoke has won two of its last three.

Both teams nearly won it outright in regulation. Victor Tiutchenko had a one-timer from the right circle off a cross-ice pass from Nick Schneider, but Troy Davenport’s sprawling save kept the game tied. Another diving attempt by Davenport denied Phil Bronner from the slot later in the period. Davenport finished with 32 saves.

Knoxville thought it had taken the lead when Marcus Ortiz battled for a loose puck in front of the night and appeared to poke it in, but was ruled to have made contact with Roanoke goalie Matt Zenzola and the goal was disallowed.

Matt Beer intercepted a pass at his own blue line and raced down the ice on a breakaway and beat Davenport for a shorthanded goal to give the Rail Yard Dawgs a 1-0 lead at 9:32 of the first period.

Knoxville took the lead with back-to-back goals in the second period. Stefan Brucato redirected a shot from the point by Danny Cesarz at 4:13 before Berkley Scott scored from the slot at 9:09. Roanoke tied the game when Riley Spraggs found the net from the left circle while Davenport was being screened by Beer at 15:37.  Cesarz played in his 100th professional game tonight. 

Knoxville returns to action on Friday, February 9th for Puck & Paws night to support Adopt A Golding Knoxville.  Puck drop is at 7:30 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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