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Stepan Timofeyev had two goals in Knoxville’s win over Roanoke Saturday. PHOTO: Michael King.

Stepan Timofeyev scored twice and the Knoxville Ice Bears defeated the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs 6-1 Saturday night at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum.

Andrew Bellant, J.B. Baker, Anthony McVeigh and Razmuz Waxin-Engback also scored for Knoxville (32-8-4), which is 6-0-1 in its last seven games. Roanoke (18-16-7) has now lost six of its last seven.

With Knoxville trailing 1-0 at the start of the second, Timofeyev received the puck behind the net and pulled off the lacrosse-style Michigan goal over Austyn Roudebush 19 seconds into the period.

With Knoxville on the penalty kill, the Ice Bears took the lead when Andrew Bellant stole the puck at the left point and raced down the ice on a breakaway before banking the puck into the net off the right post at 15:16.

Timofeyev scored his second after he made a man miss in the left circle, skated to his right and slipped a wrist shot as he was falling down past Roudebush at 17:35. Baker ripped a shot from the right circle through traffic and found a seam between the post and the glove to make it 4-1 just over a minute later. Roudebush was pulled to start the third period for Henry Dill. Roudebush finished with six saves on ten shots.

McVeigh scored off a one-timer at 6:19 of the third period. Brady Fleurent came up for a wraparound attempt on the right side of the crease and slid the puck to McVeigh at the left hash for his 17th goal of the season.

Waxin-Engback capped off the scoring when Dill thought he was holding the puck in the crease after making a save, but the puck has slipped between his pads and was sitting idly behind him. Waxin-Engback swept in and put the puck in the net at 7:28.

Moyse finished with 29 saves for the Ice Bears. Dill had five stops on seven shots.

Roanoke scored the only goal of the first period at 17:32 when C.J. Stubbs collected his 16th of the season. Stubbs carried the puck into the zone and tried to slide the puck to a teammate in the slot. The puck made its way to Evan Moyse in the crease, who kicked it back in front, where Stubbs followed up his own shot and hammered it on net to give the Rail Yard Dawgs the lead at the first intermission.

Knoxville ends a five-game homestead against Huntsville Friday night at 7:30 p.m. EST. Tickets are available at 525-7825 or Roanoke visits Peoria on Thursday.

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.