Ice Bears

In the first period of a game against Colorado on Oct. 4, the Missouri State Ice Bears’ leading scorer from the previous season, junior forward Nikita Salnikov, went down with a lower body injury and has not returned.

The words “The St. Louis Blues are Stanley Cup Champions,” barely left NBC play-by-play announcer Mike Emrick’s mouth after the Blues defeated the Bruins in game seven of the Stanley Cup Final when a small group of people in Springfield came to a similar conclusion: the Stanley Cup has to co…

After nearly three weeks since the Missouri State Ice Bears regular season ended, they made the trip to Dallas, Texas, for the American Collegiate Hockey Association National Tournament. The Ice Bears were the No. 14 seed in the tournament and faced the University of Buffalo in the opening round.

The Missouri State Ice Bears closed the book on the regular season this weekend against the University of Oklahoma. The last time these two teams met, the Ice Bears scored their first regulation victories at home versus the Sooners on Feb. 1-2.

The Missouri State Ice Bears need to start playing their best hockey. During a big weekend, up in North Dakota, the Ice Bears needed to do just that.

The Ice Bears’ leading scorer, with 26 goals and 25 assists so far this season, has been influential to the team on and off the ice. With no knowledge of Springfield, Missouri, or the Bears, Nikita Salnikov moved from his home in Benza, Russia, to Dallas, Texas, at 17 years old. In Dallas, N…

Few things in sports are more exciting than playoff hockey, whether its professional or at the college level, the atmosphere jumps to another level.