SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League

    Birmingham’s Josh Harris is named Warrior Player of the Week

    Date:02/19/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (Feb. 19, 2019) - Today, Birmingham Bulls’ Josh Harris is named Warrior Player of the Week for Feb. 11 to Feb. 17.    For the week, Harris accumulated a total of six points after scoring four goals and tallying two assists.    On Feb. 12, Harris scored a goal and had one assist in a game against the Huntsville Havoc. Over the weekend, Harris and ...


    Low-Scoring Sunday Sees Marksmen Fall in Shootout, 2-1

    Date:02/18/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    PENSACOLA, FL – Back-to-back overtime losses took the Marksmen into their final game at Pensacola hungry. Sunday’s game started out relatively uneventful – though better for Fayetteville than of late. Other than a few shots on net, nothing happened for the first 17 minutes of the opening period. The Marksmen needed to do something before the end of the period, and they did....


    Rail Yard Dawgs fall in Knoxville, 3-2

    Date:02/18/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    KNOXVILLE, TN – Colin Murray and Jeff Jones both scored and the Rail Yard Dawgs brought themselves within one in the final two minutes but their surge fell short as Roanoke was defeated by the Knoxville Ice Bears, 3-2, Sunday afternoon at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. The Rail Yard Dawgs struck first in the opening period. Zach Nieminen gained the zone on the left wing and fed Mur...


    Storm Fall Flat In Weekend Finale

    Date:02/18/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    A three-game weekend that started strong for Quad City fell flat at the finish with the Birmingham Bulls walking away winners 6-3 Sunday at the TaxSlayer Center. Just like Saturday night Birmingham built a 2-0 advantage in the first period.  Shane Bennett made it a one goal game 1:55 after the second Bulls’ goal with assists from Vincent Beaudry and Mitch Mueller. The scoring pattern ...


    Havoc Explode in Third Period, Beat the Bolts 6-1

    Date:02/18/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTSVILLE – The Havoc emphatically ended their four-game losing streak Sunday evening by dominating the Evansville Thunderbolts 6 to 1.  “The team did a great job bouncing back after a tough week on the road,” said Havoc Head Coach Glenn Detulleo. “It was important to start our home stretch with a win. I thought we played better tonight in all facets of the game...


    Rivermen Clinch Postseason Berth, Manhandle Mayhem Saturday

    Date:02/17/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen scored twice in each of the final two periods and held the Macon Mayhem to 15 shots on goal en route to a 4-1 victory at Carver Arena Saturday night. The win, Peoria’s first in their last three games, improves the Rivermen to 31-4-5 on the season and clinches a berth in the President’s Cup Playoffs for the sixth consecutive season. The Rivermen s...


    Storm Battle To OT, Fall 5-4

    Date:02/17/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    The Storm came out on the wrong side of a one-goal game for the 14th time this season.  The Birmingham Bulls won in overtime and continued their league leading four-game win streak. Birmingham got out to a 2-0 lead in period one off of goals from Caleb Apperson and Justin Larson. Out of the first intermission the Storm struck first and made it 2-1 with Stephen Gaul’s first goal of the...


    MORRISSEY SCORES TWICE IN OT LOSS TO KNOXVILLE

    Date:02/17/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    Evansville, IN: Shayne Morrissey has been finding the back of the net often these days, as he did again tonight, scoring both Evansville goals.  Through his tallies, the Evansville Thunderbolts were able to secure another much-needed point, nearly two, coming extremely close multiple times to taking the lead in the third period.   The first period would not see goals, but a f...


    Havoc Fall Short Against Roanoke 4-3

    Date:02/17/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – After the previous night’s loss, the Havoc looked to bounce back against the Rail Yard Dawgs on Saturday night in the final regular season meeting between the teams.  However, the song remained the same as Huntsville dropped their fourth consecutive game 4 to 3.  “We played a much better game tonight,” said Havoc Head Coach Glenn Detulle...


    Marksmen Score Three-Unanswered in Comeback, Fall In OT

    Date:02/16/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    PENSACOLA, FL – A split with Knoxville, and a race for fifth brought the Marksmen to the Sunshine State for a weekend set with Pensacola. The Marksmen needed to win to have a chance at taking over fifth place pending a Knoxville loss. The game started off quick, but not in the Marksmen favor. Pensacola started off at blazing pace, scoring a goal only 40 seconds into the contest. The go...


    Rivermen Rushed by Bulls Late, Drop Shootout Friday

    Date:02/16/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    Peoria, IL – In the first battle between the Southern Professional Hockey League’s top two teams this season, the Peoria Rivermen and Birmingham Bulls battled to a 1-1 tie through 65 minutes before the Bulls prevailed in a shootout Friday night at Carver Arena. The shootout loss drops Peoria’s record to 30-4-5 on the season. The game remained scoreless through the first period, ...


    MORRISSEY, HOWE LEAD BOLTS TO 3-1 WIN OVER ICEBEARS

    Date:02/16/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    The red-hot Evansville Thunderbolts have won games in three-straight weekends earning points in four out of their last six games coming into tonight. With another solid all-around effort that included a two-goal third period, the Thunderbolts would lead the way to another victory taking command over Knoxville with a final score of 3-1.   After a scoreless first period of play, Sco...


    Havoc Struggle Against Roanoke, Fall 5-3

    Date:02/16/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – The Havoc made the long trek to Virginia to take on the Rail Yard Dawgs this weekend.  Game one on Friday night went to the home team as Roanoke scored twice in the last six minutes of the third period to beat Huntsville 5 to 3.  “We put ourselves in a good situation with a strong first period,” said Havoc Head Coach Glenn Detulleo. “Unf...


    Storm Shocks Mayhem in Overtime

    Date:02/16/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    In their first-ever trip to the Quad Cities, the Mayhem were edged by a 3-2 final score in overtime on Friday night.   At 6:53, Jarret Kup cycled the puck below the Quad City net, where John Siemer secured possession and flung it into the right circle. Derek Sutliffe received the pass and ripped a heavy shot over Peter Di Salvo’s shoulder into the top corner of the net. Sutliffe’...


    Pensacola’s Brian Billett is named Warrior Player of the Week

    Date:02/12/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (Feb. 12, 2019) - Today, Pensacola’s Brian Billett was named Warrior Player of the Week by the Southern Professional Hockey League for the week of Feb. 4 to Feb. 10.  Over the weekend, netminder Billett recorded a pair of wins (2-0-0) against the Macon Mayhem. In addition to a 0.97 goals-against average and .964 save percentage for the weekend, Billett had one shutout....


    SPHL announces suspension

    Date:02/11/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (February 11, 2019) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Monday announced the following suspension: Macon’s Alexander Taulien Macon’s Alexander Taulien has been suspended one game as a result of his actions in SPHL Game 183, Macon at Pensacola, played on Saturday, February 9. Taulien was assessed a match penalty under Rule 48.5, Illegal Che...


    RIVERMEN SUFFER FIRST REGULATION LOSS OF 2019 SATURDAY

    Date:02/10/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    Moline, IL – The Peoria Rivermen saw their six-game win streak come to an end as they fell 4-3 in regulation to the Quad City Storm at the TaxSlayer Center Saturday night. The loss, Peoria’s first regulation defeat since December 31, drops the Rivermen to 30-4-4 before next weekend’s home pair against Birmingham and Macon. The Storm opened the scoring with a pair of tallies in t...


    Billett silences Mayhem in Pensacola

    Date:02/10/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    In front of a sellout crowd at the Pensacola Bay Center on Saturday night, the Mayhem were stumped by goaltender Brian Billett and the Ice Flyers and fell by a 3-0 score.   Pensacola dictated the play early, doubling the Mayhem in shots on goal through the first 20 minutes. At 9:45 into the first period, TJ Sarcona finished off a crisp three-way passing play to score his first goal of the se...


    Havoc Surge Late But Drop One to ‘Bolts in OT

    Date:02/10/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTSVILLE – For the second consecutive night, the Havoc and Thunderbolts played to a regulation tie and sent the game to overtime.  However, the magic ran out on Huntsville as Evansville ended the Havoc win streak at four games, squeaking out a 5-4 win on Pharmacy First Ice.  It’s only the second time all season the Havoc have lost a game that went to overtime or...


    McCormick’s Pair Forces & Wins in Overtime

    Date:02/10/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    KNOXVILLE, TN – Looking for revenge after a end-to-end win for the Ice Bears the night prior, the Marksmen needed finish the series in Knoxville on a mission. Looking for a win to be back in a tie for fifth place in the standings with a three game series against an eighth place Pensacola team. With Nathan Perry starting in net, Fayetteville’s chances looked good and they kept look...


    DAWGS COMEBACK FALLS SHORT IN 3-2 LOSS

    Date:02/10/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    ROANOKE, Va. – Cody Dion and Jeff Jones each scored in the third period to bring the Rail Yard Dawgs within one but they could not erase a three-goal deficit as the Dawgs fell to the Birmingham Bulls, 3-2, Saturday night at Berglund Center.   Trailing 3-0 early in the third with the Dawgs working on a power play, the puck found Dion in the slot. He muscled himself free from ...


    RIVERMEN OUTLAST STORM, DROP MAGIC NUMBER TO 1

    Date:02/09/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen scored first, led three separate times, and held on late to top the Quad City Storm 3-2 at Carver Arena Friday night. The win, Peoria’s sixth in a row, improves the Rivermen to 30-3-4 on the season, and drops their magic number to clinch a playoff berth to one point over the Storm before tomorrow night’s rematch at the TaxSlayer Center in Moline. ...


    Havoc Win 4-3 on Another OT Buzzer Beater

    Date:02/09/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    EVANSVILLE, INDIANA – The Havoc came from behind twice to tie the Evansville Thunderbolts and forced overtime in Friday night’s road tilt in Indiana.  Havoc forward Ryan Salkeld scored the final two goals of the night – one to tie the game, the second at the last moment in overtime – officially 4:59 – to give Huntsvil...


    Ice Flyers Edge Mayhem in Overtime on Mascot Night

    Date:02/09/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    Hosting the Pensacola Ice Flyers for the first time of 2019, the Mayhem erased a deficit twice but fell just short in a 3-2 overtime result.   Macon found itself on the penalty kill 6:09 into the contest after a Seth Ronsberg slashing penalty. The Mayhem fought off the ensuing Pensacola power play, but the Ice Flyers managed to score shortly afterward.   In the fifteenth minute, Andre...


    Fayetteville’s Late-Rally Not Enough, Fall 3-2

    Date:02/09/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Road-tripping through the Smokies took the Marksmen to Knoxville, to open a weekend series with the Ice Bears. Following a rough 8-2 loss against these same Ice Bears on Saturday, Fayetteville went in to Knoxville looking for revenge. The Marksmen won the previous meeting in Knoxville last Friday 5-3 and looked to recreate that on Friday. The game started slow, as ...


    BARONE, MELE, CARRY DAWGS TO 3-1 WIN OVER BIRMINGHAM

    Date:02/09/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    ROANOKE, Va. – Brad Barone made 41 saves, Steve Mele scored twice and the Rail Yard Dawgs dropped the Birmingham Bulls, 3-1, Friday night at Berglund Center. Roanoke extended its point streak to seven games in the win. Birmingham came out firing in the first as it peppered Barone with 12 shots in the opening frame. The Dawgs netminder was up to the task though and made every save ...


    Hockey gives back: Huntsville Havoc raises over $60,000 for charity

    Date:02/08/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC - On Saturday night in the Von Braun Center located in Huntsville, Alabama, the Havoc skated onto the ice for warm ups for their game against the Quad City Storm. But, instead of their typical red sweaters, the Havoc were sporting pink, purple and white jerseys.   Every year, the Havoc wear special jerseys to be auctioned after the game to raise money for the Melissa George...


    Peoria’s Ben Blasko is named SPHL Player of the Month

    Date:02/07/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (February 7, 2019) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) announced today that Ben Blasko of the Peoria Rivermen is SPHL Player of the Month for January.   In January, Blasko recorded a total of six goals and 14 assists. The rookie scored at least one point in each of the 11 games the Rivermen played during the month and currently has a 13-game scoring strea...


    Knoxville's Marcus Ortiz named Warrior Player of the Week

    Date:02/05/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (February 5, 2019) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) announced today that Marcus Ortiz of the Knoxville Ice Bears is the Warrior Player of the Week for January 28 - February 3.   Ortiz tallied five goals and an assist and was +4 in just two games in a weekend series against the Fayetteville Marksmen.   During the third period of Friday night&rsqu...


    SPHL announces suspension

    Date:02/04/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (February 4, 2019) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Monday announced the following suspension: Peoria’s Jake Hamilton Peoria’s Jake Hamilton has been suspended one game as a result of his actions in SPHL Game 174, Peoria at Macon, played on Saturday, February 2. Hamilton is suspended under Rule 28.1, Supplementary Discipline. Hamilton will ...