Knoxville,TN--(WVLT-TV), The SPHL's second season is underway.
Yes it's playoff time for your Knoxville Ice Bears, although things didn't quite turned out as planned for coach Mike Craigen and company.
The Ice Bears were 4-1 at home this season against the visiting Mississippi Riverkingswho got the games first goal thanks to Jeff Topilko.
The officials did not help the Knoxville cause Wednesday night waving off two goals. The bears finally got the offense going when Kevin Swider found Emory Olausson who buries the puck in the back of the net.
Knoxville trailed 3-1, but rallied to tie the game at three.
That would be it as the RiverKings go on to double up the Bears at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum, 6-to-3.
It's do or die for the Ice Bears who now travel to Mississippi for game two of this best of three playoff opening series Friday night.