For immediate release

For more information, contact: Joel Silverberg, Director of Broadcasting (865) 525-7825,

The Knoxville Ice Bears have traded forward Connor Graham to the Vermilion County Bobcats in exchange for forward Joey Strada.

Strada scored one goal and had six points in 17 games for the Bobcats this season. He appeared in two games for Huntsville last season and also played eight games in Sweden.

Graham had one assist in three games for the Ice Bears. Knoxville will visit Huntsville on Thursday before hosting Pensacola this Friday and Saturday at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. Both home games this weekend will begin at 6 p.m. Fans interested in purchasing tickets may visit

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, 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.