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Knoxville Ice Bears
KnoxvilleIceBearsSPHL
City: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
League: Atlantic Coast Hockey League
(2002 - 2003)
South East Hockey League
(2003 - 2004)
Southern Professional Hockey League
(2004 - Present)
Founded: 2002
Home Arena: James White Civic Coliseum
Colors: black, purple, orange
General Manager: Mike Murray
Head Coach: Tony Martino
2002 - 2003
Jim Bermingham
2003 - 2007
Scott Hillman
2007 - Present
Media: Knoxville News-Sentinel
Championships
Regular Season Titles: 2004-05 Commissioner's Cup (SPHL)
2005-06 Commissioner's Cup (SPHL)
2007-08 William B. Coffey Trophy (SPHL)
2008-09 William B. Coffey Trophy (SPHL)
SPHL President's Cup: 2005-06; 2007-08; 2007-08

The Knoxville Ice Bears are a professional ice hockey team. The team competes in the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). They play their home games at James White Civic Coliseum in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States.

HistoryEdit

The Knoxville Ice Bears were founded in 2002 as a charter member of the Atlantic Coast Hockey League (ACHL). After finishing as runner up to the Orlando Seals in the 2002-03 season, the Ice Bears moved to the new South East Hockey League (SEHL). Again, they finished as a runner up in the playoffs to the Huntsville Channel Cats for 2003-04. The team again moved hockey leagues and joined with the new Southern Professional Hockey League. In the SPHL's first season, the Ice Bears won the regular season championship Commissioner's Cup but lost in the second round (after a first round bye) to the eventual champions for 2004-05, the Columbus Cottonmouths. Finally, in 2005-06, the Ice Bears secured the Commissioner's Cup and the President's Cup by beating the Florida Seals in Game 4 of a best-of-5 series. In 2006-07 the team was eliminated in the league semifinals with two straight losses to the Fayetteville FireAntz. In 2007-08, the Ice Bears secured the Commissioner's Cup and the won the President's Cup by sweeping the Jacksonville Barracudas in a best-of-5 series.

Coaching historyEdit

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ChampionshipsEdit

Year League Trophy
2004-2005 SPHL Commissioner's Cup (Regular Season Title)
2005-2006 SPHL Commissioner's Cup (Regular Season Title)
2005-2006 SPHL President's Cup (Playoff Championship)
2007-2008 SPHL William B. Coffey Trophy (Regular Season Title)
2007-2008 SPHL President's Cup (Playoff Championship)
2008-2009 SPHL William B. Coffey Trophy (Regular Season Title)
2008-2009 SPHL President's Cup (Playoff Championship)

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