SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League

    Evansville Thunderbolts to hold Free Agent Camp

    Date:05/17/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    From August 16 to August 18, the Evansville Thunderbolts will hold a free agent camp in Evansville, Indiana.    The camp, which costs $250 to register, will include one practice, three exhibition games, three lunches and a camp jersey.  There will be a max of 46 players, including 24 forwards, 16 defensemen and six goalies.    To register, click here. If you have any...


    Marksmen: Kallechy to return as coach

    Date:05/14/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    One season after the Fayetteville Marksmen finished last in the Southern Professional Hockey League, Jesse Kallechy built a team that not only made the playoffs but beat the eventual league runner-up in a postseason game. That’s why team owner Chuck Norris considered it a no-brainer to bring Kallechy back for another season as he announced that decision Tuesday. To read more, check out the...


    SPHL announces protected lists

    Date:05/13/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (May 13, 2019) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Monday announced the names of the players whose rights were protected for the 2019-2020 season: Birmingham - Josh Harris, Jacob Barber, Mike Davis, Craig Simchuk, Kasey Kulczycki, Russell Jordan, Cole Golka, Mavric Parks, Geoff Crisfield, Matt Fuller, Mike Crocock, Caleb Apperson, Garrett Schmitz Evansville...


    Havoc and Marksmen hold joint Free Agent Showcase

    Date:05/09/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    The Huntsville Havoc and Fayetteville Marksmen will host a joint Free Agent Showcase at the Huntsville Iceplex from July 26 to July 28.   The showcase will be held by Jesse Kallechy, head coach of the Marksmen, and Glenn Detulleo, head coach of the Havoc. There will be one practice and three exhibition games during the showcase. There is a registration fee of $300 that will cover meals, t...


    “30 Days of Hockey Giveaways” Starts May 15 for Marksmen

    Date:05/06/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – In an effort to reward those who’ve committed to the 2019-2020 Marksmen Season long before the puck drops on it, the Fayetteville Marksmen professional hockey team announces today our prizes to be awarded during our “30 Days of Hockey”. Starting on May 15 and running until June 13, we’ll pick a Season Ticket Holder every single day to win an...


    Rail Yard Dawgs Chairman Bob McGinn on a Season to Remember

    Date:05/06/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    It’s hard to believe it but our third season of Rail Yard Dawgs hockey is now in the books. I believe this season is the turning point in our program. Our foundation is now solidly in place as we continue to build towards a championship for the Star City. The vision has always been to grow slowly and steadily trying not to miss a step. We want to compete year in and year out while providing ...


    Share Twice as Nice: Havoc Sweep Bulls, Repeat as SPHL Champions

    Date:05/06/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTSVILLE – The Huntsville Havoc capped one of the most successful seasons in franchise history with their second consecutive President’s Cup championship, defeating the Birmingham Bulls 4-2 Saturday night in front of an electric sold-out crowd at the Von Braun Center.  It finishes a season where the team not only won back to back titles, but also set a new club record for wins ...


    EVANSVILLE THUNDERBOLTS TO BEGIN NATIONWIDE SEARCH FOR NEW HEAD COACH

    Date:05/06/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    The Evansville Thunderbolts Professional Hockey Team of the Southern Professional Hockey League Head Coach, Ian Moran, has resigned as for the upcoming 2019-2020 season. Coach Moran felt that this would be the best for his family. “I loved every minute of coaching and helping to develop players, but I underestimated the difficulty of being away from my family for 9 months”. Coach Moran...


    Havoc take third straight playoff game to OT, beat the Bulls 4-3

    Date:04/27/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    BIRMINGHAM – The Cardiac Pack is at it again.  For the third consecutive game in the playoffs, the Huntsville Havoc needed bonus hockey to take down their opponent. The first two helped the team sweep the Knoxville Ice Bears out of the post season last weekend.  Read more ...


    Former Ice Flyer Bergin named Head Coach of ECHL Stingrays

    Date:04/26/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (April 26, 2019) - Former Ice Flyers defenseman, assistant captain and three-time SPHL champion, Steve Bergin, has been named as the new Head Coach of the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL. "It has been a crazy few days here for sure," stated Bergin. "However, I couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity with the Stingrays."  The Groton, Mas...


    Pensacola Ice Flyers announce plans for 2019 Free Agent Camp

    Date:04/22/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

      PENSACOLA -- The Pensacola Ice Flyers announced the organization will host a free agent camp in Illinois from Friday, June 7 to Sunday, June 9, 2019.   The camp will be hosted at Triphahn Ice Arena, which is about 35 miles west of Chicago.   All players who register for the camp will have four sessions on the ice, including one practice on Friday and three scrimmages that wil...


    Kaiser OT Winner Puts Havoc Through to the SPHL Finals

    Date:04/22/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    KNOXVILLE – Except for the location, game two in the SPHL semifinal match-up between the Havoc and Ice Bears was like game one – including the result.  Huntsville got out to the early lead, both teams had the same number of penalties, and they even needed overtime to decide the winner, but just like in game one, the Havoc came out on top 3-2 Saturday night to sweep t...


    SPHL announces President’s Cup Final schedule

    Date:04/20/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 20, 2019) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Saturday announced the best-of-three schedule for the 2019 President’s Cup Final: #2 Birmingham Bulls vs. #3 Huntsville Havoc Game 1 - Friday, April 26 at Birmingham, 7:30 pm Game 2 - Saturday, April 27 at Huntsville, 7:35 pm Game 3 - Monday, April 29 at Birmingham, 7:30 pm (if necessary) (All times...


    Birmingham’s Josh Harris named SPHL Most Valuable Player

    Date:04/19/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 19, 2019) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Friday announced that Josh Harris of the Birmingham Bulls was selected as the 2018-2019 SPHL Most Valuable Player.  The SPHL Most Valuable Player award is presented annually to the player selected to be the most valuable to his team as determined in a vote of league coaches, general managers and media...


    Havoc Topple Ice Bears 3-2 in OT, Take Game One of SPHL Semifinal

    Date:04/19/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTSVILLE – At the end of the regular season, the Huntsville Havoc and Knoxville Ice Bears finished third and fourth in the SPHL standings.  The clubs played like a pair of evenly matched teams Thursday night in the Rocket City, but Huntsville prevailed in overtime to beat the Ice Bears 3-2 and take game one of the SPHL semifinal best-of-three series.  “We got off to ...


    DAWGS DROP GAME ONE TO BIRMINGHAM, 4-3

    Date:04/19/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    ROANOKE, Va. – Mac Jansen had a goal and an assist and Adrian Carbonara finished with a goal and an assist but the Rail Yard Dawgs third period surge could not tie the game as they fell to the Birmingham Bulls, 4-3, in game one of the semifinals, Thursday night at Berglund Center. Roanoke now heads to Alabama needing a win to keep its season alive.   Birmingham struck first on it...


    SPHL announces suspension

    Date:04/19/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 19, 2019) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Friday announced the following suspension: Roanoke’s Maxime Guyon Roanoke’s Maxime Guyon has been suspended two games as a result of his actions in SPHL Playoff Game E-1, Birmingham at Roanoke, played on Thursday, April 18. Guyon was assessed a minor penalty for cross-checking at 18:31 of the...


    Birmingham’s Jamey Hicks named SPHL Coach of the Year

    Date:04/18/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 18, 2019) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Thursday announced that Jamey Hicks of the Birmingham Bulls was selected as the SPHL Coach of the Year in a vote of league coaches, general managers and media representatives.   Hicks led the Bulls to a 39-15-2 record for a total of 81 points. This season marked the second year that the Bulls have be...


    Birmingham’s Mavric Parks named SPHL Goaltender of the Year

    Date:04/17/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 17, 2019) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Wednesday announced that Mavric Parks of the Birmingham Bulls was selected as the SPHL Goaltender of the Year in a vote of league coaches, general managers and media representatives.     This season, Parks played an integral role in the Bulls' success and helped the team secure a s...


    Peoria’s Ben Blasko named SPHL Rookie of the Year

    Date:04/16/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 16, 2019) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Tuesday announced that Ben Blasko of the Peoria Rivermen was selected as the Rookie of the Year in a vote of league coaches, general managers and media representatives.   This season, Blasko was the overall league leader in points (68) and assists (49). The rookie also had the best plus/minus rating ...


    Fayetteville’s Travis Jeke named SPHL Defenseman of the Year

    Date:04/15/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    (Photo: Brian Collett)  HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 15, 2019) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Monday announced that Travis Jeke of the Fayetteville Marksmen was selected as the SPHL Defenseman of the Year in a vote of league coaches, general managers and media representatives.   Jeke led the league’s defensemen in points and assists after tallying a total o...


    SPHL announces President’s Cup second round schedule

    Date:04/14/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 14, 2019) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Sunday announced the best-of-three schedules for the second round of the 2019 President’s Cup Playoffs: #2 Birmingham Bulls vs. #5 Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Game 1 - Thursday, April 18 at Roanoke, 7:05 pm Game 2 - Friday, April 19 at Birmingham, 7:30 pm Game 3 - Saturday, April 20 at Birmingham, 7:00 p...


    SPHL Announces All-League Second Team

    Date:04/12/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 12, 2019) – The Southern Professional Hockey League on Friday announced its 2018-2019 All-SPHL Second Team as selected in a vote of league coaches, general managers and media representatives.   F - John Siemer, Macon (tie) F - Jake Trask, Macon F - Alec Hagaman, Peoria (tie) F - Justin Greenberg, Peoria (tie) D - Doug Rose, Knoxville D - Nick Neville, Peori...


    SPHL Announces All-League First Team Selections

    Date:04/12/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 12, 2019) – The Southern Professional Hockey League on Friday announced its 2018-2019 All-SPHL First Team as selected in a vote of league coaches, general managers and media representatives.  F - Ben Blasko, Peoria F - Josh Harris, Birmingham F - Ryan Salkeld, Huntsville D - Travis Jeke, Fayetteville D - Garrett Schmitz, Birmingham G - Mavric Parks, Birmingham &...


    SPHL announces 2018-2019 All-Rookie Team

    Date:04/11/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 11, 2019) – The Southern Professional Hockey League on announced its 2018-2019 All-Rookie Team as selected by a vote of SPHL coaches and media representatives. F:  Ben Blasko (Peoria), Rob Darrar (Huntsville), Scott Cuthrell (Knoxville) D:  Doug Rose, (Knoxville, tie), Alec Brandrup (Huntsville, tie), Garrett Schmitz, (Birmingham, tie) G: Stephen Klein (Peo...


    Pensacola’s Brian Billett is named SPHL Player of the Month

    Date:04/10/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 10, 2019) -  Today, the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) named Brian Billett of the Pensacola Ice Flyers the Player of the Month for March.   Last month, Billett had a record of 6-1-2 and had three shutouts. In addition, he had a 1.48 GAA, made 211 saves and a .942 SV%. Billett sits in the top tier for SPHL goaltender statistics. He ranks third in the ...


    Birmingham’s Ray Pack named SPHL Equipment Manager of the Year

    Date:04/10/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 10, 2019) – The Southern Professional Hockey League announced Wednesday that Ray Pack of the Birmingham Bulls is the recipient of the 2018-2019 SPHL Equipment Manager of the Year Award. The winner was determined by a vote of the league’s equipment managers and athletic trainers. Ray began his career with the ECHL Birmingham Bulls in the 1993-94 season as an as...


    Macon’s Lisa Connelly named SPHL Athletic Trainer of the Year

    Date:04/10/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 10, 2019) – The Southern Professional Hockey League announced Wednesday that Lisa Connelly of the Macon Mayhem is the recipient of the 2018-2019 SPHL Athletic Trainer of the Year Award. The winner was determined by a vote of the league’s athletic trainers and equipment managers. Currently in her first season with the Mayhem, Lisa graduated from Valdosta State ...


    Peoria’s Joe Kalisz is named Warrior Player of the Week

    Date:04/09/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 9, 2019) -- Today, the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) announced that Joe Kalisz of the Peoria Rivermen was named Warrior Player of the Week for April 1 to April 7.  Kalisz scored four goals during a two-game weekend series against the Macon Mayhem. The left wing scored the first goal of the game on Friday night. In the second period, Peoria was trailing ...


    SPHL announces suspension

    Date:04/08/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 8, 2019) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Monday announced the following suspension: Macon’s Leo Thomas Macon head coach Leo Thomas has been suspended one game as a result of his actions in SPHL Game 279, Macon at Peoria, played on Saturday, April 6. Thomas was assessed a game misconduct under Rule 39.5, Verbal Abuse of Officials, at 16:03 ...