09/03/2019 3:00 PM -
Knoxville, TENN. (3 September 2019) – Tuesday afternoon, Jeff Carr of the Knoxville Ice Bears announced he has signed forward Stanislav Dzakhov for the 2019-2020 season.
Dzakhov, 26, had 31 points (11G, 20A) in 33 games played for the Ice Bears last season, as well as a pair of points scored in Knoxville’s four playoff games. In four seasons at Niagara University (NCAA), Dzakhov had 22 goals and 27 assists, across 120 games played.
“Stan is physically gifted; his size and speed provide an essential element of stress to opposing defenses,” Carr said. “We were fortunate to have him return and he’s on a personal mission to have his best season, ever.”
After joining the team in mid-November, Dzakhov had an immediate impact, scoring 3 points, on the road, in his debut with Knoxville. To the same, Dzakhov registered a point in each of his first five games. Nearly a point-a-game skater, the 6’2”, 210 pound Russian is a formidable presence and a great offensive asset for the Ice Bears. Carr will certainly rely on his powerful shot and controlled physicality to maintain a strong offense, this season.
The Ice Bears are scheduled to begin their regular season SPHL campaign on October 18th, at home, versus the Evansville Thunderbolts.
ABOUT The Knoxville Ice Bears: The Knoxville Ice Bears organization began in 2002 and is a charter member of the Southern Professional Hockey League. As four-time SPHL Champions, the Ice Bears are an experienced and established organization, offering the city and its visitors an exciting balance of highlight-reel hockey, unique promotional activities and endless fan interaction. The Ice Bears present the most affordable, family-friendly way to enjoy sports and entertainment in Knoxville. MemBEARships and Flex Tickets are now on sale for the 2019-2020 season. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleIceBears.com or call (865) 525-7825.
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.