09/12/2019 3:30 PM -
Knoxville, TENN. (12 September 2019) – The Knoxville Ice Bears and Jeff Carr announced Thursday the signing of forward Nick DiNicola for the 2019-2020 season.
DiNicola, 25, joined the Ice Bears in late March 2019 and averaged a point per game in the six regular season games he dressed for Knoxville (2G, 4A). Before joining the SPHL ranks, DiNicola played four years for Fitchburg State University (NCAA III) where he was named team captain in his final season.
“Nick is the prototypical offensive winger who skates fast, creates chances, and puts up quality points,” Carr said. “His elusiveness and creativity allow him to easily start and finish plays for our offensive unit.”
DiNicola scored his first goal as an Ice Bear, a game winner, with an assist by his Fitchburg State teammate Ricky Kramer, versus Huntsville his first night in Knoxville. DiNicola’s blazing speed and puck control will pair well with the defensive core Carr has put together; having many large, offensive-minded D-men will likely create more chances for the shifty forward group. The hockey staff in Knoxville expect DiNicola to have a substantial impact on the Ice Bears offensive production this season, from the start.
Knoxville begin their 2019-2020 regular season schedule at home, October 18th, as the Ice Bears take on 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.