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The Knoxville Ice Bears will host their annual free agent camp on Friday and Saturday, October 7-8 at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum, head coach Jeff Carr confirmed. The camp provides an opportunity for players pursuing a professional hockey career to earn a roster spot for the 2022-23 SPHL season. It will precede the team’s preseason camp leading up to the start of the regular season on October 21.

“Each year we’re finding a stronger, more competitive crop of players that are making our roster out of this camp,” said Carr. “Last year we had four players make our opening night roster.”

Forwards Mike Mercurio and Colton Fletcher and defensemen Riley Robertson and Cody Rodgers all received roster spots out of Knoxville’s free agent camp last September. Each of those four players appeared in at least 26 SPHL regular season games last season.

The Ice Bears had 17 players either on the active roster or from the previous season’s protected list receive a call-up to the ECHL, with four of those players being signed by AHL teams. 45 different Ice Bears players have received a call-up to either the ECHL or the AHL in the last five seasons.

Interested participants may register at the link above, or click here. Players will receive additional information upon completion of their registration.