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Ice Bears Drop Third Straight Game in 4-3 Loss to Bulls

02/23/2018 9:10 PM -

Ice Bears Drop Third Straight Game in 4-3 Loss to Bulls

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

dfeather@knoxvilleicebears.com

 

Knoxville, TN (February 23, 2018)  Josh Harris scored two goals, Evan Schultz scored the eventual game-winner late in the third and the Birmingham Bulls defeated the Knoxville Ice Bears 4-3 on Friday night at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum.

Knoxville has lost three straight games, all at home. Birmingham has won seven of eight.

Harris got Birmingham going with a wrist shot from in front of the blue line that banked in off the crossbar at 2:49. Harris picked up a loose puck in his own end off a blocked shot and carried it himself through the zone before beating Troy Davenport, Zoltan Hetenyi replaced Davenport in net to start the second period. Davenport finished with 14 saves.

Harris slid a backhand by Hetenyi’s pad to make it 2-0 at 3:21. Steven Phee chased down a puck on the right half board and fed it to Harris right in front of the net. Harris’ no-look backhand found twine for his second of the night.

Danny Cesarz responded with a backhand goal at 12:21. Cesarz skated through the left circle and flipped a shot on net that Charlie Miller got a piece off before it slipped by him to cut Knoxville’s deficit in half. Marcus Ortiz tied the game less than two minutes later with a wrist shot from the high slot to level the score at the second intermission.

Shane Top took advantage of the puck bouncing awkwardly off the stanchion in the Knoxville zone and right to him in the slot. His slapper got by Hetenyi’s blocker to make it 3-2 at 8:58 of the third. Schultz chipped in a backdoor pass with 1:37 remaining to give the Bulls a 4-2 lead. Ortiz got his second of the night to cut the deficit to one with 27 seconds left.

The Ice Bears will host Macon on Saturday for Super Hero night, where you can meet some of your favorite superhero characters during the game.  All 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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