The Knoxville Ice Bears start the 2015-2016 season with their annual Free Agent Showcase on October 9, 2015 followed by main training camp which will be kicking off on October 14.
The Knoxville Ice Bears will play their only exhibition home game on Saturday, October 17 as they host the Fayetteville FireAntz at 7:30pm at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium Coliseum in downtown Knoxville. The venue is located at 500 Howard Baker Jr. Blvd. and offers convenient parking across the street. File photo by Celebrate Knoxville.
The Knoxville Ice Bears officially drop the puck on the 2015-2016 season on Saturday, October 24 when they raise their fourth SPHL Championship banner in 10 years.
Earlier this year, Knoxville Ice Bears announced the hiring of Cole Burkhalter as the Director of Hockey Development. Burkhalter, a 2008 graduate of the University of Tennessee and earning his master’s degree from Canisius College, worked as the Assistant to Hockey Administration for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League. While working with the Bruins, he helped the organization to a Northeast Division Championship in 2012 and to the Stanley Cup Final in 2013.
“I am thrilled to add another former member of the NHL to our staff as now he joins a former Pittsburgh Penguin as well as my background with the Philadelphia Flyers” said team President and GM Mike Murray.