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NHL's Nashville Predators to Host SPHL Preseason Game

October 9, 2012 - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) News Release

CHARLOTTE, NC (October 9, 2012) - The Southern Professional Hockey League today announced the Knoxville Ice Bears have partnered with the NHL's Nashville Predators to host an SPHL preseason game at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, October 20.

The game, against the Huntsville Havoc, is a special event for Predators season ticket holders. In addition, the Predators will be offering free admission to all current Knoxville and Huntsville season ticket holders who wish to attend the game.

"On behalf of the SPHL, I would like to thank the Nashville Predators for extending the invitation to Knoxville and Huntsville to play for their season ticket holders, as well as inviting the loyal season ticket holders from both teams," said SPHL President Jim Combs. "I would especially like to recognize Ice Bears President Mike Murray, who has worked diligently behind the scenes to make this game happen. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our players to play in an NHL setting."

Bridgestone Arena, which seats 17,113 for hockey, has been the home of the Nashville Predators since 1998.

The SPHL will announce the remainder of its preseason schedule later this afternoon.

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