Knoxville Ice Bears go viral with perfectly timed photo of players

Published: Jan. 15, 2021 at 10:47 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 15, 2021 at 6:27 PM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Knoxville Ice Bears returned to the ice in January to begin their season after canceling their New Year’s Eve home opener against the Macon Mayhem due to COVID concerns.

The Ice Bears went viral Thursday night after a photo of two players standing on the sideline circulated social media.

Ice Bears forwards #26 Josh French and #17 Connor Fries were standing next to each other at the perfect time for a fan to capture the “French Fries” photo that has taken social media by storm.

“Too good to be true,” the National Hockey League tweeted with a photo of the two players.

The Ice Bears Twitter account responded, “Little does everyone know we have “Fryer” too.”

The Ice Bears will take on the Hunstville Havoc in Alabama at 8 p.m. Friday night.