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Ice Bears set to open camp Tuesday October 17th

October 16, 2006 - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) - Knoxville Ice Bears News Release

Hockeytime in Tennessee has officially arrived! The defense of both SPHL Championship Cups begins Tuesday when up to 30 hopefuls come to the Knoxville Civic Coliseum in hopes to make the squad of 18 to earn the right to be called Ice Bears.

Coach Bermingham has assembled quite an impressive group of players to continue the tradition of success here in Knoxville. Among the group, there are three goalies, twelve forwards, and nine defenseman.(subject to change) The players will have a pre-camp meeting tonight, before beginning the exhaustive two a day sessions beginning at 10am Tuesday October 17th at the Civic Coliseum. The afternoon sessions will begin daily at 4pm. Both sessions will be the same time each day and last abut two hours. They will also be open to the public.

On Friday October 20th, the Ice Bears will face the rival Huntsville Havoc in an exhibition game sponsored by Hall's Salvage beginning at 7:30 pm at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. Great seats are still available and every seat in the house is only $7! For ticket information, you can call the Ice Bears office at (865)525-PUCK (7825) or log on to the Knoxville Ice Bears Website at Bring a friend and come support your 2006-2007 defending SPHL Champion Knoxville Ice Bears! The Ice Bears will then take to the road on Sunday October 22nd to once again take on the Huntsville Havoc in exhibition play. Game time in Huntsville is 3pm EST and ticket information can be obtained there by calling the Huntsville Havoc office at (256)518-6160.

2006-2007 Training Camp Roster


Mike Craigen 24 5-6 195 Knoxville

Nathan Daly 22 6-0 180 Knoxville

Marcus Forsberg 25 5-7 170 Knoxville

Jeff Hansen 25 6-2 225 Knoxville

Chris Kovalcik 23 6-4 200 Knoxville

Aaron Lewis 30 5-11 200 Knoxville

Ben Manny 27 5-10 200 Knoxville

Bob Rangus 27 6-3 210 Knoxville

David Segal 21 5-10 170 Meltfort- (SJHL)

Kevin Swider 28 5-10 177 Knoxville

Matt Tremblay 23 5-11 190 Groningen (NED)

Michael Tuomi 21 5-10 200 Kitchener (OHL)


Patrick Carriere 22 5-11 185 Knoxville

Sean Castagna 22 5-10 188 Buffalo State

Nick Fouts 25 6-0 200 Memphis (CHL)

Aaron Hockley XX 6-3 215 U. of Br. Columbia

Curtis Menzul 30 6-3 225 Knoxville

David Mullins 23 6-0 200 St. Michael's College

Doug Searle 34 6-4 220 Knoxville

Dan Wafer XX 5-10 XXX Ryerson College

Cole Zahn 22 6-1 210 Selkirk (MJHL)


Terry Dunbar 26 6-2 220 Rio Grande (CHL)

Ervins Mustukovs 22 6-0 160 Metalurgs Liepaga


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