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Bailey Conger finished the regular season with at least one point in 14 consecutive games. PHOTO: Michael King.

The Southern Professional Hockey League has announced Ice Bears forward Bailey Conger as the league’s Player of the Month for March & April. It’s the third consecutive month a Knoxville skater has received the honor. Justin MacDonald captured the awards for January and February.

Conger ended the regular season with a 14-game point streak dating back to Feb. 25, scoring 12 goals and adding 14 assists for 26 points in that span. He totaled 24 points in 13 games through March and April to finish the season 5th in goals and 9th in points despite not joining the Ice Bears until mid-December.

The Ice Bears visit Huntsville to open the President’s Cup Playoffs on Thursday night and will return to the Knoxville Civic Coliseum on Friday night for game two of the series. Game three will be Sunday night in Huntsville if necessary. Puck drop for Friday’s home game is 7:35 p.m. Tickets are available at or through TicketMaster.

ABOUT The Knoxville Ice Bears: The Knoxville Ice Bears organization began in 2002 and was an inaugural charter member of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) in 2004. As four-time SPHL Champions and five-time regular season champions, the Ice Bears are an experienced and established organization, offering the city and its visitors a balanced product of highlight-reel hockey, unique and exciting intermission activity and endless fan interaction, presenting the most affordable, family-friendly way to enjoy sports and entertainment. Season, Partial Season and Flex Tickets are now on sale. For more information, visit or call (865) 525-7825.