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The Knoxville Ice Bears have added defenseman Gregory Felder for the upcoming season. Felder hails from Switzerland, where he has spent the first seven seasons of his pro playing career. He played the past five seasons for Hockey Huttwil, including the last two as an alternate captain.

“Gregory is a solid defenseman who is fast and very offensive,” said Ice Bears Head Coach Brent Clarke. “He’ll help us go north.”

Felder’s lone prior stint in the U.S. came during his junior career when he spent one season with the East Coast Wizards in the EHL. He appeared in 131 games over the last five seasons for Huttwil, scoring eight goals with 32 points and just 54 penalty minutes.

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.