Category: Div III News

Division 3 Roster Released


Congratulations to the following players who have been selected by the Division 3 coaching staff to the 2017-18 Ice Bears Division 3 hockey team:

(Note: All players selected must attend a mandatory team meeting on Sunday, August 27 at 10:30 a.m. in the upstairs meeting room at Mediacom Ice Park. )

Christian Catalano
Nathan Dallas
Carson Comar
Chase Dobler
Peter Palumbo
Christian Cuozzo
Ted Cardinale
Jason Smalls
Taylor Elsbern
Alec Risser
Carlo Rebello
Ashton Clark
Christopher Reda
Zach Stolz
Ethan Fitzgerald
Nolan Wuesthoff
Craig Berry
Nick Gray
Nathan Hendrix
Josiah Smith
Zach Stroud
Vinny Millburn
Justin Koch
Sarah Sabo
Richard Albrecht
Graham Nave
Nick Nerney

Ice Bears’ Hockey Alumni News


Earlier this year, the Alumni conducted their annual game held at Medicom IcePark in Springfield. It was a great turnout, great game, and even better seeing all Alumni skating with the Bear head on their chest yet again. The fans showed up for this free admission game to see the Ice Bears who had converted them into hockey fans and some even players.

The fans and players were treated to a special appearance when former General Manager and Founder Stan Melton arrived to catch up with former players and team associates, and then ended up in the scorekeepers table to announce live play-by-play for the fans and players. We all appreciate your continued support and love for this sport.

To the Alumni in attendance, it was your hard work in the classroom, in the community, and on the ice that made this organization what it is today. Even more important, your continued support away from Springfield is what helps grow Missouri State University Hockey into a nationally and internationally recognized and respected Hockey program. Thank you and look forward to seeing more familiar faces next season.

Ryan Armstrong

Director of Alumni

Maroon Team members,

Miguel Franco, BJ Norman, Clayton Baker, Jake Keller, Joe Combs, Brian Leslie, Tyler Ellis, Tommy Dapron, Ryan Armstrong, Doug Guemple.

White Team members,

Danny Bethmann, Chris Peak, Cody Blevins, Alex Nanna, Tyler Overman, Troy Korte, Tyler Reneri, Chase Dobler, Shawn Leslie, Keith Parker

Interns Wanted

The Ice Bear family is looking for new interns for the 2017-18 season. Our interns run merchandise, work various jobs in the box, and help out at our events. If you or someone you know is interested, please send a letter or casual resume to Rhonda at

Ice Bears and Express Team Up for 2nd ATOP Charity Game

For the second-consecutive year, the Missouri State University Ice Bears will play a preseason charity hockey game with the Springfield Express, a Junior A hockey team in the Western States Hockey League, on Wednesday, September 7 at 7 p.m. inside Mediacom Ice Park.

Once again the rosters of the Ice Bears and Express will be mixed together forming teams that will play an exhibition hockey game with proceeds to benefit both organizations and the Assistive Technology Outdoors Professionals (ATOP) Sled Dogs hockey team based in Springfield.

It’s the second time both clubs have united efforts with the goal of fostering a good alliance between both organizations and drawing fans to the sport of hockey. Proceeds for ATOP last year topped $1500.

An entrance fee (to be determined) will be charged at the door. Half of the proceeds will go to the ATOP Sled Dogs; the remainder will pay for expenses and then split between the Ice Bears and Express.

Don’t miss a chance to see your  Ice Bears’ team before they hit the ice for the 2016-17 regular season against Augustana the weekend of September 9-10. Spread the word and let’s pack the rink for ATOP on September 7th at 7:00 p.m. at Mediacom Ice Park.

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