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Tyler Rollo appeared in 26 games for Brock University last season. PHOTO: Mackenzie Gerry. Brock University Sports & Recreation.

The Knoxville Ice Bears have signed rookie forward Tyler Rollo for the upcoming season. Rollo joins Knoxville following the conclusion of his collegiate career at Brock University in Ontario. Prior to Brock, Rollo spent parts of three seasons in the OHL with the Peterborough Petes and the London Knights.

“We’re happy to have more depth in the face-off circle by acquiring Tyler,” said Ice Bears Head Coach Brent Clarke. “He comes off a good OHL career, finishing with the London Knights for their playoff run. He has a pedigree that we are looking for.”

Rollo appeared in 12 playoff games for Peterborough in 2017 and four more for London the following postseason. He played in 26 games for Brock last season, scoring three goals and adding 13 assists.

The Ice Bears begin their 22nd season in franchise history on Friday, October 20 at Macon. Knoxville’s home opener will be Friday, October 27 against Birmingham. Free agent camp will take place on October 4-5 with preseason training camp occurring the following week.

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.