Rookie Rose Ready for 18-19

September 14, 2018 - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) - Knoxville Ice Bears News Release

Knoxville, TENN. - Head Coach Jeff Carr and the Knoxville Ice Bears announced Friday the signing of rookie defenseman Doug Rose.

Rose, from Sewell, NJ, is entering his first full season of professional hockey - he played five games with the Macon Mayhem in 2018, after finishing his collegiate career. Rose attended both Neumann University and Stevenson University (NCAA III) where he collected a combined 54 points (20 goals, 34 assists). Before college, Rose played juniors for the Fairbanks Ice Dogs (NAHL) where he won the 2013-2014 Robertson Cup Championship.

"Doug is an all-around great defenseman," Carr said. "He is a proficient scorer, playing high offense from the blue line, and he is definitely capable of running the first or second power play unit."

Doug Rose is another in a long line of defensemen signed by Knoxville this season. With training camp less than a month away, the Ice Bears' roster is continually growing more competitive. Only sixteen skaters can make the roster so, Rose and the rest of the current squad will have to battle to earn a spot on the October 19th Opening Night roster.

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