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Ice Bears Announces Schedule for the 2020-2021 Season

KNOXVILLE, TN (October 12, 2020) – The Knoxville Ice Bears today announced that the 2020-2021 season game schedule. The Ice Bears will travel to Huntsville on Saturday, December 26 to launch the new season.  Knoxville’s first home game will be a New Year’s special on Thursday, December 31 with a 6 pm puck drop. Knoxville […]

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SPHL Announces Changes for the 2020-2021 Season

  HUNTERSVILLE, NC (October 6, 2020) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) today announced that the 2020-2021 season will be comprised of five teams and feature a 42-game regular-season schedule. The SPHL is set to drop the puck for the 2020-2021 regular season on Saturday, December 26 with the Birmingham Bulls, Huntsville Havoc, Knoxville […]

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SPHL Announces Target Start for 2020-2021 Season

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (July 28, 2020) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) today announced that it is targeting mid-to-late December for the start of the 2020-2021 regular season. “With the continued spikes in COVID-19 throughout the country and the challenges other sports are facing in their attempts to resume play, delaying our start to December […]

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Mike Murray Inducted to the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame

For immediate release – For more information, contact: Dave Feather, Executive VP (865) 525-7825 // (865) 254-7825 dfeather@knoxvilleicebears.com Knoxville, TN (May 22, 2020) – Mike Murray, President and General Manager of the Knoxville Ice Bears has been inducted as a member of the 2020 Class of the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame. Murray has […]

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Sargis and Cuthrell selected to All-SPHL Second Team

All-SPHL First and Second Teams Announced HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 10, 2020) – The Southern Professional Hockey League on Friday announced its All-SPHL First and Second Teams as selected by a vote of SPHL coaches, broadcasters and media representatives. 2019-2020 All-SPHL First Team F –  Austin Plevy, Evansville Thunderbolts F – Brian Bowen, Fayetteville Marksmen F […]

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Cancelled ticket exchange policy

The Knoxville Ice Bears would like to thank you for your support, as we work through the abrupt ending of the 2019-2020 SPHL season. We have always thought of our MemBEARs, Partners, Players, Staff and Fans as a family and we appreciate your patience during this unprecedented time of uncertainty. As a small business and […]

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SPHL Announces Cancellation of 2019 – 2020 Season

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (March 15, 2020) – The Southern Professional Hockey League today announced its Board of Governors voted unanimously to cancel of the remainder of the 2019-2020 regular season and playoffs. SPHL Commissioner Doug Price made the following statement: The decision made to cancel the remainder of the regular season and playoffs was extremely difficult. […]

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SPHL Announces Suspension of 2019-2020 Season

March 12, 2020 7:15 PM EDT FROM THE Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL): For the safety of our fans, players, team personnel and arena staff, the Southern Professional Hockey League today announced that due to concerns over the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, it has suspended the 2019-2020 season effective immediately. The SPHL and its member teams will continue […]

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Ice Bears run point streak to nine games with win over Macon

Josh Pietrantonio and Scott Cuthrell scored in the first period and Joe Murdaca’s 28 saves made it stand as the Ice Bears beat the Macon Mayhem 2-1 Friday night at the Civic Coliseum. Knoxville is 7-0-2 in its past nine games. Macon has lost three of five. Knoxville opened the scoring when Macon’s Ben Campbell […]

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Ice Bears keep streak alive despite OT loss

Max Cook scored with ten seconds remaining in overtime and the Knoxville Ice Bears fell to the Fayetteville Marksmen 3-2 Saturday night at the Civic Coliseum. The Ice Bears kept an eight-game point streak intact and are 6-0-2 in that span. Fayetteville is 5-1-1 in its last seven games. Brian Bowen fielded a pass from […]

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