Knoxville Ice Bears player Kevin Swider was named Sher-Wood Player of the Week for the opening week of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). Swider had 3 goals and 4 assists in 2 games for a total of 7 points.
The Ice Bears opened their season at home with an 8-4 win over the Jacksonville Barracudas on Friday, October 26. The Ice Bears also won their first regular season away game, as they defeated the Twin City Cyclones 6-3 in Winston-Salem, N.C. the following night.
Swider, who has been a forward for the Ice Bears for four years, continued to make his normal contributions to the team. He was the league’s leading scorer last season, and he has been named the Ice Bears captain/assistant player coach again this year.
“Kevin Swider is, not only a talented player, but his is a strong leader on the ice. His play compliments many of the other players, helping to make them successful,” said Ice Bears president and general manager Mike Murray.
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