March 20, 2014

News Release

For Immediate Release

Ice Park hosts watch parties for Ice Bears National championship

Cheer on Springfield's own Missouri State Ice Bears at their debut national championship appearance this weekend at a series of watch parties at Mediacom Ice Park.

The Ice Bears compete at the American Collegiate Hockey Association's (ACHA) Men's Div. 2 National championship New England Sports Center in Marlborough, Mass. It's the first time the team has made it to nationals in its 13 years with the ACHA.

The Ice Bears Booster Club invites fans to watch the games in the Mediacom Ice Park upper lobby:

Admission to the watch party is free. Dates may be added Monday and Tuesday, if the Ice Bears proceed to semi-finals and finals.

The games are webcast on a pay-per-view basis exclusively on Ice Bears announcer Steve Casson provides play-by-play and live Twitter updates @websportsradio.

The Ice Bears have played at the Springfield-Greene County Park Board's Mediacom Ice Park for 13 years.

For more information on the Ice Bears, visit

For more information on Mediacom Ice Park, call 417-866-7444. Fore media inquiries, call Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, at 417-874-2176 or 417-224-5510.