Express host Tulsa looking for record victory

10/24/14 - SPRINGFIELD, MO - The Springfield Express match the five win total of its former team — the New Mexico Renegades — with a 4-3 victory over the Tulsa Jr. Oilers on Friday, Oct. 24.

Seth Ensor netted a pair of goals and Vito Divito scored the game winner with a backhanded shot over the blocker of Tulsa goaltender Teke Murphy. Divito added the powerplay goal with 7:48 remaning in the third to give the Express breathing room.

Sam Hiserodt tallied a pair of goals for Tulsa — one on the powerplay — and Egor Yaragin added the other goal with a man advantage.

Philip Babb earns his third win of the season and Murphy takes the loss. Springfield went 2-for-4 and Tulsa was 2-for-6 on the powerplay.

Both teams play again at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25. with the pregame show at 6:55.

Ice Bears stay undefeated in Division 2

10/17/14 - SPRINGFIELD, MO - It's ten straight wins over Division II teams for the Missouri State Ice Bears after a 3-1 and 6-1 win over the Iowa Hawkeyes Oct. 17-18 at Mediacom Ice Park.

The Ice Bears improve to 4-0 in the Mid-America Collegiate Hockey Association and travel to East Alton, Illinois play Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Oct. 24-25, which will be the last games before the first ACHA DII ranking period.

Watch the Springfield Express live on WSR

10/10/14 - SPRINGFIELD, MO - WebSports Radio will broadcast the Springfield Express hockey games against El Paso live this weekend. Click "Listen Live" above.

Ice Bears versus Central Oklahoma broadcast on WSR

10/02/14 - SPRINGFIELD, MO - WebSports Radio will broadcast Missouri State hockey games Oct. 3-4 live against Central Oklahoma.

Join Steve Casson for the play-by-play starting at 7:35 p.m. on Friday and 7:20 p.m. on Saturday. Friday's face off has been pushed back 15 minutes to a 7:45 p.m. start.

WSR to broadcast Springfield Express home games

09/20/14 - SPRINGFIELD, MO - WebSports Radio will broadcast the Springfield Express Jr A hockey team games live starting with game two against the Wichita Junior Thunder on Sept. 20.

Join Steve Casson and Dan Dowell for all the action. WSR will continue to broadcast Missouri State hockey and have added the Express to the hockey schedule.

Pregame starts at 6:50 p.m for Friday and Saturday games, and 1:50 p.m. before the Sunday contest.

Springfield won it's first hockey game in franchise history 5-3 over Wichita Sept. 19 on the strength of a pair of goals from Vito DeVito, who notched the first-ever Express goal at 13:47 of the first period.

Game two was a 6-1 win with Seth Ensor netting a hat trick in the first period to lead Springfield, while game 3 was also a 9-2 win for the Express.

Ice Bears make statement against Eastern Illinois

Adam Otten scores his second goal of the season in game two. Photo: Rhonda Ashlock

9/12/14 - SPRINGFIELD, MO - Eastern Illinois visited Mediacom Ice Park for a pair of contests with a small bench. Although that hasn't stopped the Panthers from making it a game in the past, the Ice Bears were too much in a 22-0 win in game one and a 13-2 victory in game two.

Jack Ryan had five goals in the first game and Brendan McClew netted four in game two.

WSR to broadcast Missouri Voodoo indoor football

07/07/14 - SPRINGFIELD, MO (updated 7/10/14) - WebSports Radio will have a live broadcast of the indoor football contest between the Missouri Voodoo and the Arkansas Gators, Sunday July 13 starting at 3 p.m.

It's a change of team and time for Missouri, who scrambled to find a team after the 4-State Fusion cancelled a scheduled game with the Voodoo.

Missouri went 0-8 in the Ultimate Indoor Football League until an announcement on Twitter said the team has decided to "step out of the UIFL for the season."

Arkansas plays in the Gridiron Developmental Football League that began in 2010 when "representatives of several regional minor pro football teams took to the task of converting a collaborative idea into a 32 team league," the GDFL website said.

The Gators are 2-4 this season and are coming off a 28-0 loss to the Tennessee Lightning Bolts June 28, while the Voodoo are recovering from a 79-6 thrashing June 21 from the Miami Inferno.

Join Steve Casson and Dan Dowell for all the action on WebSports Radio Live TV starting with the pre-game show at 2:50 p.m.

We're going to Boston! Next stop: ACHA Division 2 Nationals

02/24/14 - SPRINGFIELD, MO - The Missouri State Ice Bears will play in the 2014 American Collegiate Hockey Association Division II Nationals Tournament which will take place March 21-25, 2014 at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough, MA., hosted by Northeastern University.

Fundraising

The Ice Bears have set up a finding website at: http://www.gofundme.com/75gn9o to raise over $17,000 for airfare and hotel costs. Please help send the Ice Bears to its first-ever Nationals appearance.

Nationals Pool

Missouri State will play in Pool C with Weber State, Northeastern and Penn State. All games in Pool C will be at 3:30 p.m.

MACHA foe Illinois State will be in Pool B with William Paterson, UMBC, and San Jose State. Lindenwood will join Florida Gulf Coast, Utah State and NYU in Pool A, while Grand Valley State, Northern Arizona, New Hampshire and Liberty will be in Pool D. All games in Pool A, B and D will be played between 11:30 and 12:30 p.m.

Games will be exclusively broadcast on FASTHockey.com with game access costs ranging from $7.99 (for one credit to watch one game only) or $7.59 each for five game credits. Other pricing up to 50 game credits and a year pass is available.

Credits never expire, but for Ice Bear fans, it may be better to purchase the five game credit package ($37.95 total) or individual games at 7.99 each($39.95 total for 5 games).

I am negociating joining the broadcast crew for Missouri State's games at Nationals and hope to be calling play-by-play of the Ice Bears games on FASTHockey. If not, I will be there to tweet continuous live updates on @WebSportsRadio.

 
Pool A
Pool B
Pool C
Pool D
 
Lindenwood
Illinois State
Missouri State
Grand Valley
Fri.
3/21 - 11:40 a.m.
3/21 - 11:40 a.m.
3/21 - 3 p.m.
3/21 - 11:30 a.m.
 
vs Utah State
vs UMBC
vs Weber State
vs Liberty
Sat.
3/22 - 3 p.m.
3/22 - 11:40 a.m.
3/22 - 3 p.m.
3/22 - 11:40 a.m.
 
vs New York Univ.
vs William Paterson
vs Northeastern
vs New Hampshire
Sun.
3/23 - 3:10 p.m.
3/23 - 12 p.m.
3/23 - 3:30 p.m.
3/23 - 12:20 p.m.
 
vs Florida Gulf Coast
vs San Jose State
vs Penn State
vs Northern Arizona

Ice Bears sweep through ACHA Regionals

02/23/14 - ROLLING MEADOWS, IL - The Missouri State Ice Bears have advanced to the ACHA Division II National Tournament after a hard fought 4-3 overtime win against the SIUE Cougars Feb, 22 and a 2-0 victory over Robert Morris Feb, 23.

Missouri State will play in the 2014 Nationals Pool C with Weber State, Northeastern and Penn State. All games in Pool C will be at 3:30 p.m.

MACHA foe Illinois State will be in Pool B with William Paterson, UMBC, and San Jose State. Lindenwood will join Florida Gulf Coast, Utah State and NYU in Pool A, while Grand Valley State, Northern Arizona, New Hampshire and Liberty will be in Pool D. All games in Pool A, B and D will be played between 11:30 and 12:30 p.m.

The 2014 National Tournament will take place March 21-25, 2014 at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough, MA.

The ACHA Central Regional schedule is as follows:

Saturday, February 22, 2014

12:10 p.m. DePaul (2) vs Michigan State (8)

2:50 p.m. SIUe (3)vs Missouri State (4) OT

5:30 p.m. (2) Robert Morris vs (1) St. Louis OT

8:10 p.m. (8) Illinois State vs (1) Waldorf

Sunday, February 23, 2014

11:30 a.m. (V) (2) Missouri State vs (H) (0)Robert Morris

2:20 p.m. (V) (1) Michigan State vs (H) (6) Illinois State

 

Ice Bears are MACHA Gold Division Champs!

02/16/14 - SAINT LOUIS, MO - Two goals from Jack Ryan and one from Nick Sadorf gave the No. 5 seed Missouri State Ice Bears its third Mid-America Collegiate Hockey Association league championship in a 3-1 win over the No. 3 seed Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars Feb. 16 in the MACHA Gold Division finals.

Jack Ryan, who was named the tournament MVP, added four goals and an assist in three games. He also scored the first and final goals against the Cougars.

Third period scoring binges helped the Ice Bears make a run through the tournament. In the quarterfinal game against Saint Louis University, the Ice Bears rallied from a 3-1 deficit with 14:18 to play in the game. Brian Leslie’s tally and Jack Ryan’s goal sandwiched between a pair of Blake Ryan’s scores sealed a 5-3 victory over the Billikens.

In the semifinal game against the No. 1 seeded Illinois State, Matt Townsend, Leslie and Blake Ryan erased a 1-0 deficit with 14 minutes to play in the second. Three third-period goals by Ryan Hogland, Blake Ryan and PJ Adams added to a 7-3 win over the Redbirds, the No. 3 seeded team in the ACHA Central Division.

Missouri State’s last crown, a 3-2 victory over Mizzou in overtime, came in 2008. But the Ice Bears have played in four MACHA championship games, losing a 5-2 contest to SIUe in 2010.

Ranked No. 7 in the ACHA Central, the Ice Bears will face the No. 6 ranked Cougars in the first round of the the ACHA Central Regional Tournament in Chicago Feb. 22 at 2:20 p.m. central time. WebSports Radio will have the broadcast starting at 2:10 with the pregame show. You can catch the action on websportsradio.com

MACHA Gold Playoffs continues with So. Illinois-Edwardsville

1/29/14 - SPRINGFIELD, MO - It's a battle of the No. 5 seed Missouri State Ice Bears versus the No. 4 seed Saint Louis Billikens tonight at 5 p.m. central time for the right to advance in the Mid-America Collegiate Hockey Association Gold playoffs.

Missouri State captured a 5-3 win Nov. 8th and suffered a 5-4 loss the next night. The last time these two teams played, Missouri State was ranked 9th in the ACHA Central Region rankings and Saint Louis was 10th. The Ice Bears have been ranked 7th in the final Central Region poll, while the Billikens are 9th.

February 14, 2014

Game 1 – (Warm-ups start at 5 p.m.) – Seed #5 - Missouri State (5) vs Seed #4– Saint Louis University (3)

Game 2 – 7:30 p.m. - Seed #6 – No. Illinois University (6) vs Seed #3 – So. Illinois University-Edwardsville (8)

Saturday February 15, 2014

Game 3 - (Warm-ups start at 2 p.m.) – Seed #2 -Iowa (5) vs So. Illinois University-Edwardsville (6) OT

Game 4 – 4:30 p.m. – Seed #1 – Illinois (3) vs. Missouri State (7)

Sunday February 16, 2014

MACHA Gold Championship – So. Illinois University-Edwardsville (1) vs Missouri State (3)

Division 3 Ice Bears game Wednesday to be broadcast

02/10/14 - SPRINGFIELD, MO - With a birth into the MACHA Silver Division playoffs at stake, the Iowa State Cyclones have agreed to travel to Mediacom Ice Park and play the Ice Bears Division III team Wednesday Feb. 12 in Springfield at 9:45 p.m.

WebSports Radio will have the game broadcast for you live starting at 9:35 p.m. with the pregame show.

Since Iowa State could not play the second game of the series Jan. 11, the Cyclones organization will pay all game expenses, which means admission is free to attend the game.

The winner of the game will asure themselves a spot in the MACHA playoffs as the No. 8 seed.

Big games with No. 7 Robert Morris and its implications

02/07/14 - SPRINGFIELD, MO - Hoping to asure themselves a spot in the ACHA Division II Regional playoffs, the No. 9 ranked Misssouri State Ice Bears host the No. 7 ranked Robert Morris Eagles.

Ice Bears host Eastern Illinois in second-to-last homestand

1/31/14 - SPRINGFIELD, MO - Eastern Illinois head into Mediacom Ice Park for a pair of games with a small bench, but that hasn't stopped the Panthers from making it a game.

MACHA Playoff Information

1/29/14 - SPRINGFIELD, MO - The MACHA Gold playoff game schedule (as of 02/07/13) will be as follows:

February 14, 2014

Game 1 – (Warm-ups start at 5 p.m.) – Seed #5 - Missouri State vs Seed #4– Saint Louis University.

Game 2 – 7:30 p.m. - Seed #6 – No. Illinois University vs Seed #3 – So. Illinois University-Edwardsville.

Saturday February 15, 2014

Game 3 - (Warm-ups start at 2 p.m.) – Seed #2 -Iowa vs. Highest remaining seed

Game 4 – 4:30 p.m. – Seed #1 – Illinois State vs. Lowest remaining seed.

Sunday February 16, 2014

MACHA Gold Championship – (Warm-ups at 1 p.m.)

Game format will be 10 minute warm-up followed by Player introductions, anthem then straight to game.

Arrangements have been made with the Holiday Inn Route 66/Viking to be the host hotel of the MACHA Gold Playoffs. The hotel is located just minutes from the Arena. The Holiday Inn will provide rooms for $89 per night which includes breakfast and each team will have their own meeting room for breakfast each morning. They have agreed to do NO ATTRITION. So what this means is that if a team uses less rooms than what they block they won’t owe anything. Also if a team has to leave a day earlier than expected it is also no problem.

Holiday Inn Southwest & Viking Conference Center is located at 10709 Watson Road in St. Louis, MO 63127

To make a Hotel reservation please contact Andy Croak – email: andy.croak@conferencedirect.com or by phone at (636) 346-3331.

 

Mizzou comes into town for sold-out games with Ice Bears

1/25/14 - SPRINGFIELD, MO - It's always a great weekend with the Missouri Tigers head into town. Missouri State came out determined from the start notching a 5-2 win in game one and clinging to a 6-5 victory in game two.

Mediacom Ice Park was packed to capacity as it is traditionally for the weekend series. The Tigers come into the contest with Missouri State having lost eight consecutive games including an 8-3 defeat Jan. 19 to Southern Illinois-Edwardsville.

Ice Bears start homestand with Cougars

1/17/14 - SPRINGFIELD, MO - Missouri State is home after a split with Lindenwood and hosts the Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars. The Ice Bears are ranked No. 9 and SIUE comes in at No. 8 in the ACHA Central Division 2 standings.

Mid-America Collegiate Hockey Association league points are also on the line. Missouri State sits in fourth place with 11 points and SIUE is fifth with 10.

The games will be broadcast live on Web Sports Radio at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Join us for the pregame show 10 minutes before each game.

Ice Bears split with Lindenwood in home-and-home series

12/07/13 - SPRINGFIELD, MO - Snow fell during the Missouri State’s hockey games Dec. 6-7 and so did the Lindenwood Lions to the Ice Bears in the first game of the weekend series, 3-2.

Missouri State lost 7-4 in the second game. A late third period run was not enough to stage a second-effort victory attempt.

Blake and Jack Ryan lead the Ice Bears comeback in game one.

Missouri State hockey games still on this weekend

12/06/13 - SPRINGFIELD, MO - Missouri State Ice Bears hockey games with the Lindenwood Lions will still be played Friday Dec. 6 and Saturday Dec. 7 at Mediacon Ice Park. Game times for Division II are 7 p.m. both nights.

Dordt College is still scheduled to play the Division III team at 9:45 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday.

Even though four to six inches of snow has fallen, the Ice Bears organization continues with its tradition of not canceling a scheduled hockey game in its 12 year history.

If the visiting teams elect to cancel, we will update you here.

Please drive safely and we will see you at Mediacom Ice Park!

 

More than MACHA on the line with Illinois State

11/22/13 - SPRINGFIELD, MO - Missouri State will put its No. 9 ranking on the line against the No. 1 Illinois State when the Redbirds come into Mediacom Ice Park this weekend.

The redbirds need four points to secure a playoff spot in the Mid-America Collegiate Hockey Association playoff race. Missouri State is hoping to take a game or two from the Redbirds and increase its standing in the ACHA Division II Central.

The games will be broadcast live on Web Sports Radio at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Join us for the pregame show 10 minutes before each game.

Ice Bears host Arkansas look to end Ice Hogs' streak

11/15/13 - SPRINGFIELD, MO - Arkansas heads into Mediacom ice Park with a 16-game winning streak and the Missouri State Ice Bears will be trying to break it.

Arkansas only losses have been against Oklahoma (D1) September 21-22.

The games will be broadcast live on Web Sports Radio at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Join us for the pregame show 10 minutes before each game.

Games with St. Louis to be broadcast on WSR

11/07/13 - SPRINGFIELD, MO - The Missouri State Ice Bears games agaisnt St. Louis Nov. 8-9 will be broadcast on Web Sports Radio.

Join us for the pregame show 10 minutes before each game. Friday's game starts at 8:00 p.m., and Saturday's game is at 4:30 p.m.

Brooms are not fun: Missouri State sweept by Iowa

11/06/13 - CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - It was not a Halloween prank. The Missouri State Ice Bears were swept by the Iowa Hawkeyes 6-5 on overtime on Nov. 1 and 6-2 Nov. 2 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa at the Coral Ridge Arena and may have lost freshman PJ Adams to injury.

Missouri State expolded for four goals in the first period of game one but watched as the lead evaporated in the second and third periods.

In game two, the Ice Bears took a 1-0 lead but a resillient Hawkeyes' team finished the period tied at two a piece.

Iowa would score three in the second and one in the third.

General Manager Stan Melton said Adams was taken to the hospital for X-rays after knee-on-knee contact with a Hawkeye player in game two.

Missouri State sweeps Illinois on road

10/25/13 - CHAMPAIGN, IL - Ryan Hogland scored two goals and Jake Guthrie had three assists as the Missouri State Ice Bears took a 6-1 win Oct. 25 in game one of the series over the Illinois Fighting Ilini at the University of Illinois Ice Arena in Champaign, Illinois.

Missouri State (6-1-1-1) scored the only goals of the first period starting with Adam Otten (5th) on an assist from Guthrie at 3:06 of the period. Miguel Franco (3rd) took a pass from Justin Kim to score. Nic Sadorf also had an assist at 14:20. Jack Ryan picked up his ninth from Guthrie at 18:14.

Illinois (4-9) scored first in the second period, with the Illini's Nick Avino getting a pass from Kit Pigozzi to break Ice Bears goaltender Justin Davis’ shut out.

Eric Aldag got a goal back for the Ice Bears on an assist from Kyle Brown and Guthrie at 7:10. Then Hogland scored at 8:22 and had the lone goal in the third period at 15:20.

Davis faced 19 shots saving 18, while Illinois goaltender Jacob Lubben saw 39 shots making 33 saves.

Game 2

Eric Aldag scored two goals in the second period to help Missouri State to a 3-2 win in game two. The Ice Bears trailed 1-0 after the first period on Danny Hendrickson's goal assisted by Matt Crook and Anthony Altosino at 9:06.

But the Ice Bears defenseman scored a pair of goals from the right point to give Missouri State a lead it didn't relinquish. Aldag's first was unassisted at 12:38 and Doran Jaenke assisted on Aldag's second of the game 15:59.

Jack Ryan notched his ninth of the season in an assist from Blake Ryan and Alex Nana at 18:40 of the second period for Missouri State.

Altosino scored a power play goal for Illinois during a five minute major at 8:26 of the third period on an assist from Cole Nordwall, but the Ice Bears held on for the win.

Steve Lombards saved 24 of 22 shots and Lubben stopped 31 of 34 shot attempts. Each team had seven penalties with the Illini given 16 minutes and the Ice Bears racking up 35 minutes in the game.

Ice Bears ready for 'Pink Ice' games at Mediacom Ice Park

10/16/13 - SPRINGFIELD, MO - It’s the third annual special Breast Cancer Awareness promotion at the Ice Bears games this weekend. The Missouri State Ice Bears and Mediacom Ice Park have turned the ice “pink” for a pair of hockey games.

Ice Bears players will also be wearing custom black and pink jerseys for the two games against the St. Mary’s University – Minnesota Cardinals with the jerseys to be auctioned at Saturday’s game. Proceeds will go to the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks.

This is the first time the Ice Bears and Cardinals have met in the history of both clubs. Missouri State is 3-1-1-1 coming off a sweep of the Ferris State Bulldogs. Saint Mary’s will be playing its first games of the season this weekend.

Saturday’s game will feature the “Breast Cancer Awareness” fundraising efforts including the Ice Bears pink jerseys silent auction. It will also be area “Fire/EMS Night” at the game on Saturday night with area fire departments and emergency medical services staff in attendance.

Both games face off at 7 p.m. and you can watch Saturdays game live on WebSports Radio starting with the pregame show at 6:50 pm.

 

Missouri State sweeps Ferris State

10/06/13 - SPRINGFIELD, MO - Not expecting the season start it was hoping for, the Missouri State Ice Bears may have turned things around after a pair of blowout games against the Ferris State Bulldogs.

Brian Leslie scored his first goal with the team 1:41 into the first period of game one and the ice Bears never looked back in a 9-0 rout and the Ice Bears scored six special team goals in an 11-4 victory in game two.

Jack Ryan had three goals and four assists agaisnt Ferris State, including a pair of shorthanded goals in game two.

New Look 2013-2014 Ice Bears at Home With NIU

09/20/13 - SPRINGFIELD, MO - The Missouri State Ice Bears host on the Northern Illinois University Huskies this weekend at Mediacom Ice Park as the Ice Bears open season No. 13 in 2013-2014.

Join Dan Lee for all the action starting at 6:50 p.m. with the pre-game show.

The Ice Bears come off one other their most successful seasons in team history finishing with a 26-6-2 OTL record and an incredible 18-1 home ice record. Missouri State will still be competing in Mid-America Collegiate Hockey Association (MACHA) league and in American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Central Region play.

The Ice Bears and Huskies faced off in Chicago last season with the teams splitting the games in January.

 

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