SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League

    After scoring first goal in Storm history, McKeown continuing to produce

    Date:12/13/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    By Bobby Metcalfe, Quad-City Times (Photo by John Schultz) Here's a question for the die-hard hockey fans in the Quad-Cities. What do Joakim Wassberger, Dustin Boyd and Joe McKeown all have in common? Read more ...


    The Bulls Are Back: How ice hockey made its return to Birmingham

    Date:12/12/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    By Cary Estes, Birmingham Magazine (Photo by James Acomb) While sitting at home in semi-retirement in 2016, Art Clarkson came up with an idea straight out of the movie “The Blues Brothers.” He was going to put the band back together. In this case, “the band” was the Birmingham Bulls minor-league hockey team, a franchise that had an original five-year run in the 1970s...


    Opportunities for Stingrays players start in SPHL

    Date:12/12/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    By Travis Rogers, TheSinBin.net NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – The ECHL is seen by most fans as a springboard for new players to get to the American Hockey League or even the National Hockey League one day. But for many young professional players, the ECHL is a goal that takes time to obtain. Players that, for a variety of reasons, were initially overlooked by scouts or didn’t make an...


    SPHL names Price as Interim Commissioner

    Date:12/11/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (December 11, 2018) – The Southern Professional Hockey League announced today that the Board of Governors unanimously voted to name Vice President Doug Price as Interim Commissioner, effective immediately. “I greatly appreciate the Board’s confidence and support during this transition and look forward to working with our teams in my new role,” said Price. ...


    Peoria’s Joseph Widmar named Warrior Player of the Week

    Date:12/11/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (December 11, 2018) - The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) today announced Joseph Widmar of the Peoria Rivermen is the Warrior Player of the Week for December 3-9. Widmar scored two goals, including one game-winner, added two assists and was +4 in leading the Rivermen to a pair of wins. On Saturday, the Northbrook, IL native recorded a goal and an assist as P...


    Rivermen topple Havoc 3-0

    Date:12/10/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen held the Huntsville Havoc to 10 shots on goal and earned a 3-0 victory over the defending President’s Cup Champions Sunday afternoon at Carver Arena. The win, Peoria’s second in a row, improves the Rivermen to 11-1-3 on the season before Thursday morning’s matchup against the Quad City Storm. Read more ...


    Bulls' three-goal second downs Marksmen 5-2

    Date:12/10/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    FAYETTEVILLE, NC – Coming off a forgettable night last night against the Birmingham Bulls, the Marksmen were looking for redemption in the series finale. Period one was similar to the night prior, with even-action throughout the entire 20 minutes. The Bulls found themselves with various powerplays in the period, but the Marksmen PK unit looked stout and ready to play, killing off all o...


    Dawgs outlast Mayhem on Star Wars Night

    Date:12/09/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    Hoping to win their fifth straight game, the Mayhem fell behind early on Saturday night and dropped a 4-2 result against Roanoke. Déjà vu was in store for the Mayhem, who conceded a goal to Jeff Jones in the second minute of the game for a second straight night. Jones picked up a loose puck on the inside of the right circle and shoveled a backhand shot past Andrew D’Agostini t...


    Rivermen cruise past Thunderbolts 5-1

    Date:12/09/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen scored 40 seconds into the first period and held the Evansville Thunderbolts scoreless until the final 72 seconds as Peoria coasted to a 5-1 victory over the Thunderbolts at Carver Arena Saturday night. The win, Peoria’s first since November 24, improves the Rivermen to 10-1-3 on the season before tomorrow afternoon’s showdown with the Huntsville ...


    Storm grind back, earn point in 3-2 SO loss

    Date:12/09/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    The Quad City Storm battled back after falling down 2-0 in the first three minutes of the game on Saturday night to earn a single point in a shootout loss versus the Huntsville Havoc. Read more ...


    Ice Flyers fall 1-0 to the Ice Bears

    Date:12/09/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (December 8, 2018) – The Pensacola Ice Flyers fell to the Knoxville Ice Bears 1-0. Lucas Bombardier of the Ice Bears scored the lone goal of the game. Neither team was able to capitalize on their chances in the first, with the score remaining at 0 after 20 minutes. Both teams tallied four penalty minutes. The Ice Flyers outshot the Ice Bears 8 to 7. Read more ...


    Birmingham cools off Marksmen with 6-2 win

    Date:12/09/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    FAYETTEVILLE, NC – Facing a recently-losing #1 Birmingham Bulls, the Marksmen entered tonight’s game with momentum on their side. After sweeping the weekend last week against the Rivermen, the Marksmen looked to continue their winning ways and tame the Bulls. Read more ...


    Cousineau scores natural hat trick, Ice Flyers win 4-1

    Date:12/08/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    PENSACOLA, FL (December 7, 2018) - The Pensacola Ice Flyers defeated the Knoxville Ice Bears 4-1. Newly named captain Josh Cousineau scored a natural hat trick and Robert Lepine scored a goal in his first game back with the Ice Flyers. Read more ...


    Mayhem stun Dawgs with third period comeback

    Date:12/07/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    Opening a six-game home stand on Friday night, the Mayhem rallied late in the third period and edged the Rail Yard Dawgs by a 4-3 decision. Starting the game out with a couple of strong shifts, the Mayhem quickly found themselves on the defensive as Dillon Fox motored through the neutral zone and split through the Macon defensemen. He gained a breakaway and fired, missing the net and retrieving t...


    Dawgs fight off Bulls 4-2

    Date:12/07/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    ROANOKE, VA – Mac Jansen scored two goals, Tanner Creel made 27 saves, and the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs dropped the Birmingham Bulls, 4-2, Thursday night at Berglund Center. The Dawgs struck first near the midway point of the opening period. Colin Murray fed Jansen for a one-timer from the left wing that hit the outside of the post but was eventually poked back toward the high slot...


    Storm boasting one of league's best special teams

    Date:12/07/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    By Bobby Metcalfe, Quad-City Times The Quad-City Storm feel like they're starting to come into form. Following a seven-game losing streak, the Storm have won four of their last five games and have moved up to seventh place in the Southern Professional Hockey League standings, two points behind the Huntsville Havoc, whom the Storm welcome to the TaxSlayer Center Saturday at 7:10 p.m. Read mo...


    Hall of Famer Andreychuk part of Tampa Bay Lightning's Pensacola impact

    Date:12/07/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    By Bill Vilona, Pensacola News Journal Dave Andreychuk, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, had a familiar sight as he walked around the Pensacola Bay Center. "Wow, there are a lot of Tampa Bay Lightning jerseys (on fans) in here," he told Pensacola Ice Flyers owner Greg Harris during his appearance last Friday.  Read more ...


    Birmingham’s Mavric Parks named STX Player of the Month

    Date:12/05/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (December 5, 2018) - The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) today announced goaltender Mavric Parks of the Birmingham Bulls is the STX Player of the Month for October/November. Parks went 9-0-0, posting a 1.56 goals against average, a 0.952 save percentage and two shutouts in leading the Bulls to a new SPHL record as Birmingham won their first 11 games of the se...


    Bulls' Mavric Parks named Warrior Player of the Week

    Date:12/04/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (December 4, 2018) - The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) today announced Mavric Parks of the Birmingham Bulls is the Warrior Player of the Week for November 26-December 2. Parks went 2-0-0 with one shutout, posting a 0.50 goals against average and a save percentage of 0.987. With the victories, Parks extended his winning streak to 10 games, tying the mark for...


    SPHL announces suspension

    Date:12/03/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (December 3, 2018) - The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Monday announced the following suspension: Peoria’s Alec Hagaman Peoria’s Alec Hagaman has been suspended one game as a result of his actions during SPHL Game 68, Peoria at Fayetteville, played on Saturday, December 1. Hagaman was assessed a minor penalty for slashing at 8:37 of the second period...


    Dawgs beaten by Mayhem 4-1

    Date:12/01/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    ROANOKE, VA – Cody Dion scored late in the third to help his team avoid being shut out but the Rail Yard Dawgs were defeated by the Macon Mayhem, 4-1, Saturday night at Berglund Center. Macon started its scoring midway in the second when Jake Trask fired a pass to John Siemer on the back side. He put a shot off the post but Stathis Soumelidis tucked in the rebound to give Macon a ...


    Sheeran’s OT winner sinks Rivermen

    Date:12/01/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    FAYETTEVILLE, NC – Coming off of last night’s impressive 5-2 victory against Peoria, the Marksmen entered tonight’s game full of confidence. In the tunnel before the game, you could see the Marksmen were ready for the war that they were about to enter. The Marksmen and Rivermen both came prepared for the night of battle ahead. After a slow-starting first few minutes, C...


    Marksmen join forces with Fort Bragg for Toy Drop

    Date:12/01/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    FORT BRAGG, NC – During the holiday season, the warmth and comfort of family are cherished by all, regardless of culture or religion. However, this time of the year can be especially difficult for those families and individuals struggling to make ends meet, or are in need. That is why it is vital for communities, organizations, and individuals to come together to do their part. Re...


    Havoc record first shutout of the season, blank Ice Bears 5-0

    Date:12/01/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTSVILLE – A week of rest paid off for the Havoc on Friday night as Huntsville’s stout defense shut down the Knoxville Ice Bears 5-0 for the team’s first shutout of the season.  On Star Wars Night in the Rocket City, rookie goaltender Max Milosek proved he was strong with the force, stopping all 34 shots for his first professional s...


    Marksmen down Peoria 5-2, snap nation’s longest regulation streak

    Date:12/01/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    FAYETTEVILLE, NC – With a disappointing weekend against Knoxville still fresh in mind, the newly-amped Marksmen looked to make a statement against the undefeated-in-regulation Peoria Rivermen, standing comfortably at #3 in the SPHL standings. Dillon Kelley started the night in the crease, looking to bounce back after a tough game last weekend. Kelley and his teammates brought thei...


    Late rally not enough in Dawgs' 4-3 loss to Macon

    Date:12/01/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    ROANOKE, Va. – Despite two goals from Michael Economos and a furious third-period rally, the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs were defeated by the Macon Mayhem, 4-3, Friday night at Berglund Center. Trailing 4-1 in the third, the Dawgs began to chip away at the lead. Economos took the puck at the right wing circle and snapped a shot top shelf past Jordan Ruby to make it 4-2. Read more ...


    Ice Flyers shut out by Bulls 3-0

    Date:12/01/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (November 30, 2018) – The Pensacola Ice Flyers fell to the Birmingham Bulls 3-0. The Bulls’ goals were scored by Nick Owen, Jacob Barber and Josh Harris. The Ice Flyers outshot the Bulls 41 to 22. The lone goal scored in the first period belonged to Birmingham. The goal was scored by Nick Owen on the power play at 14:39. He was assisted by Loren Ulett and Garrett ...


    Storm win fourth straight, Levine posts second straight shutout

    Date:12/01/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    Quad-City Times staff report EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Things are currently clicking on all cylinders for the Quad-City Storm. The Storm beat the Evansville Thunderbolts 4-0 at the Ford Center on the strength of four power-play goals, winning their fourth straight game. Read more ...


    Pszenyczny opens up about alleged rookie hazing following recent articles

    Date:11/30/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    By Bobby Metcalfe, Quad-City Times (Photo by Andy Abeyta) Dave Pszenyczny didn't feel like he could sit idly by while his former teammates came forward. The Quad-City Storm head coach opened up Wednesday in an article for The Canadian Press about alleged instances of abuse under the guise of hazing he and other teammates experienced while rookies in 2002-03 with the Sarnia Sting, a major jun...


    Mueller flourishing with Quad-City Storm

    Date:11/29/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    By Bobby Metcalfe, Quad-City Times With Disney on Ice set to take over the TaxSlayer Center this weekend, the Quad-City Storm are practicing over at The River's Edge in Davenport. It's a little colder, the ice is bigger and the locker rooms are a little more cramped than at the home rink, but Mitch Mueller won't complain. He's just happy to be back after nearly walking away from ...