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Ice Bears Sign Jeff Carr to Extension, Through 2021

06/14/2018 12:00 PM -

For immediate release - For more information, contact:

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

dfeather@knoxvilleicebears.com

 

Knoxville, TN (14 June 2018) - Knoxville Ice Bears President and GM, Mike Murray, announced Thursday the organization has signed head coach Jeff Carr to a three-year contract extension.

“Since his hiring last July, Jeff has brought a wealth of professionalism to the organization and created a culture which demands a fast, physical, and entertaining brand of hockey our fans have come to expect,” said Murray. “Most commendable is the quality of players Jeff has recruited to represent our brand, both on the ice and in the Knoxville community. We are very happy to have him make a long-term commitment to the organization and Ice Bears Nation.”

Carr, an Eagle River, Wisconsin native, in his first season with the Ice Bears, led the team to a 30-20-6 record and a semifinal finish in the 2018 President’s Cup playoffs. The Ice Bears finished the season with 11 rookies, all recruited by coach Carr.

“I’m beyond grateful to be able to remain part of the Knoxville Ice Bears organization, led by an incredible ownership group and lifted up by the most supportive booster club and passionate fans in the SPHL,” Carr said of his signing. “The 2018-19 season will stand on three pillars: fierce aggression and combative physicality on the ice, sound operational decisions, and our incredible community. This city and our fans are the crown jewel of the league, and we will give back what we can to those who give so much to our team.”

The Knoxville Ice Bears’ home game schedule for the 2018-19 season has been released. MemBEARships are available for as low as $20 per month! Reserve your seats by calling the Ice Bears at (865)525-7825.

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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