SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League

    Defenseman Condon Signs for 2019-20 Season

    Date:07/12/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTSVILLE – Havoc defender Pat Condon is set to return for a second year with the Huntsville Havoc following an announcement by Head Coach Glenn Detulleo on Wednesday. Condon, the Merrick, New York native, appeared in 45 games in his rookie season with the Havoc. He assisted on 14 goals and scored five of his own. Condon (6-0, 183) played some of his best games against Evansville, scoring...


    Bachnak, Philbin Signed to Knoxville Ice Bears

    Date:07/12/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    Knoxville, TENN (9 July 2019) - Knoxville Ice Bears Head Coach Jeff Carr announced the signing of forwards Brian Bachnakand Jimmy Philbin, the first players signed in the 2019 offseason.   Bachnak amassed 22 points (9G, 13A) and 165 PIMs in four seasons for Adrian College (NCAA III) and was team captain of his juniors team, the Austin Bruins (NAHL), notching 37 points in just two ...


    Fan-Favorite Tyler Piacentini Back for Third Season

    Date:07/09/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTSVILLE – Head Coach Glenn Detulleo has jumpstarted the off-season signing period by announcing today that Tyler Piacentini will be returning for his third season with the team.   Piacentini (5-6, 151) tallied 26 points in 41 regular season games in the 2018-19 SPHL Championship campaign, while scoring three game-winning goals, including the dramatic overtime game-winner vs Pensaco...


    SPHL MVP Returns to Birmingham for the 2019-20 Season

    Date:07/09/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    Birmingham Bulls front office announced on Tuesday that forward Josh Harris will be retuning to Birmingham for the 2019-20 Season.  Harris was named the SPHL MVP for the 2018-19 season as well as being listed as a league All-Star.    ​ Harris finished the 2018-19 season with 25 goals, 38 assists, two shorthanded goals and eight game winning goals. He also had a plus/minus rat...


    SPHL Releases 2019-2020 Regular Season Schedule

    Date:07/03/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (July 2, 2019) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) announced on Tuesday that it will drop the puck for its 16th season on Friday, October 18 with four games scheduled.   In a rematch of last season’s President’s Cup Finals, the Birmingham Bulls host Huntsville in the headline game of the night. In addition, the Knoxville Ice Bears will open up...


    Jamey Hicks Signs 2 Year Extension with the Bulls

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

    PELHAM, Ala. — Birmingham Bulls front office announced on Thursday that Jamey Hicks will sign a 2 year extension as the Birmingham's Head Coach/VP of Hockey Operations. Hicks, in his second year with the Bulls, will extend his contract through the 2021-22 season.   "I am really excited to continue to represent the Bulls logo.” Says Hicks. “Since we&n...


    Storm Donate $1,000 to United Way of Quad Cities

    Date:06/19/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    The Quad City Storm presented the United Way of the Quad Cities with a check in the amount at $1,000 Tuesday afternoon, continuing their commitment to giving back to the community that supports them.   The funds were granted to the Storm to donate to a charity of their choice as part at the SPHL's Wanda Amos Award which recognizes a team, individual or alumna for their outstanding work ...


    Knoxville Ice Bears Announce Free Agent Camp

    Date:06/17/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    The Knoxville Ice Bears will hold their free agent camp on September 21 - 22. To register, click here.  ...


    Pszenyczny works to get Storm ready for second season

    Date:06/11/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    Dave Pszenyczny was just trying to play catch up a year ago.  He had decided less than a month prior to end his playing career to get into coaching and was hired to be the first head coach of the Quad-City Storm in June, tasked with leading an expansion SPHL team that had less than five months to prepare for the season. Pszenyczny feels more prepared this year as he works to assemble a team...


    Storm Named Wanda Amos Award Winner

    Date:06/11/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    At the SPHL’s annual league meeting the Quad City Storm were honored as the recipient of the Wanda Amos Community Service Award.  The award recognizes an organization, current team staff member or league alumnus for their charitable contributions within an SPHL community.  During its inaugural season the Storm donated more than $165,000 back to local non-profits and organizations i...


    Art Clarkson Leaves the Birmingham Bulls

    Date:06/03/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    PELHAM, Ala. — Art Clarkson, one of the most legendary sports promoters in the history of the State of Alabama, will be leaving the managing partner position of the Birmingham Bulls.   Clarkson, 77, cemented his sports legacy in the region long before reviving the Bulls hockey club at the Pelham Civic Complex for the 2017-18 season.   A fixture in the region&rsq...


    Havoc Sign Head Coach to Contract Extension

    Date:05/31/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTSVILLE – Ensuring the best chance for continued success both on and off the ice, the Huntsville Havoc have agreed to a five-year extension with head coach Glenn Detulleo. Coach Detulleo – who is also the team’s general manager – will continue leading the hockey program while also guiding players and staff to become vital members of this community. “Glenn is a gr...


    Thunderbolts announce new head coach

    Date:05/30/2019   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    Evansville, IN: The Evansville Thunderbolts Professional Hockey Team of the Southern Professional Hockey League has announced Jeff Bes as the new Evansville Thunderbolts Head Coach.  Jeff brings an extensive coaching resume to the position of Head Coach with over 10 years coaching experience and 19 years professional hockey knowledge gained from playing in the AHL, IHL, ECHL an...


    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...