SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League

    Rivermen surrender four third-period goals in Game 1 loss to Havoc

    Date:04/25/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen saw a 4-1 second-period lead vanish Wednesday night as they gave up four third-period goals en route to a 6-5 loss the Huntsville Havoc in Game 1 of the President’s Cup Finals. The loss puts the Rivermen into a must-win situation when the Best-of-3 series resumes Friday night in Huntsville. The Rivermen started the scoring with a power-play goal early ...


    SPHL announces President’s Cup Finals schedule

    Date:04/20/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 21, 2018) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Saturday announced the schedule for the best-of-three President’s Cup Finals between the Peoria Rivermen and the Huntsville Havoc:   #1 Peoria Rivermen vs. #4 Huntsville Havoc Game 1 - Wednesday, April 25 at Peoria, 7:15 pm CDT Game 2 - Friday, April 27 at Huntsville, 7:00 pm CDT Game 3 - Su...


    Mayhem’s season ends with 3-2 overtime loss to Huntsville

    Date:04/20/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    MACON, GA - The Macon Mayhem battled hard in game three of the President’s Cup Semi-Finals, but they ultimately fell 3-2 in overtime to the Huntsville Havoc. The Mayhem’s season comes to a close, while the Havoc advance to the President’s Cup Finals. HOW IT HAPPENED The Mayhem got out to a roaring start, with Caleb Cameron scoring a power play goal for the second straight ...


    Ice Bears fall to Rivermen in SPHL Semi-Final

    Date:04/20/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    Knoxville, TN (April 20, 2018) - Tyler Parks posted a 33 save shutout to guide the Peoria Rivermen to a 4-0 win over the Knoxville Ice Bears for a two-game series sweep in the SPHL semifinals. The Rivermen advance to their third consecutive President’s Cup final. They were swept in each of the past two seasons. Neither teams could find the net in the opening frame with Peoria outshooti...


    Knoxville’s Berkley Scott named SPHL Most Valuable Player

    Date:04/20/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 20, 2018) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Friday announced that Berkley Scott of the Knoxville Ice Bears has been selected as the 2017-2018 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 in a vote of league coaches...


    Mayhem fall 8-2 to Havoc, face deciding Game Three Friday night

    Date:04/20/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    MACON, GA - The Macon Mayhem fell 8-2 in game two of the President’s Cup Semi-Finals to the Huntsville Havoc on Thursday night, forcing a series-deciding game three on Friday. HOW IT HAPPENED Huntsville got out to a blazing start in the game, as Stephen Hrehoriak scored just 35 seconds into the game to take the early 1-0 lead. About seven minutes later, Caleb Cameron tipped a Jake Tra...


    Peoria’s Jean-Guy Trudel named SPHL Coach of the Year

    Date:04/19/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 19, 2018) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Thursday announced that Jean-Guy Trudel of the Peoria Rivermen has been selected as the SPHL Coach of the Year in a vote of league coaches, general managers and media representatives.   Macon’s Kevin Kerr and Pensacola’s Jeff Bes finished tied for second in the voting.   Trudel led...


    Havoc can't keep up with Mayhem, fall 6-4

    Date:04/19/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTSVILLE, AL – The Huntsville Havoc skated into the first semifinal game against the Macon Mayhem carrying over the same intensity they had from the recent Challenge Round series. Unfortunately, the Havoc missed a few opportunities and the Mayhem brought a high-scoring offense. The visitors put a half-dozen in the Havoc net to take the first of a best-of-three series by a score of 6-4. R...


    Rivermen bear down, defeat Knoxville 6-1

    Date:04/18/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen scored six unanswered goals in the final 40 minutes of regulation Wednesday night as they cruised to a 6-1 series-opening win over the Knoxville Ice Bears. The win gives Peoria a 1-0 edge in the Best-of-3 set before Game 2 Friday night in Knoxville, TN. The Ice Bears opened the scoring with a goal just past the midway point of the first period. Ice Bears win...


    Roanoke’s Brad Barone named SPHL Goaltender of the Year

    Date:04/18/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 18, 2018) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Wednesday announced that Brad Barone of the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs has been selected as the SPHL Goaltender of the Year in a vote of league coaches, general managers and media representatives.   Evansville’s Tomas Sholl finished second in the voting. In backstopping the Rail Yard Daw...


    Birmingham’s Jacob Barber named SPHL Rookie of the Year

    Date:04/17/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 17, 2018) – The Southern Professional Hockey League on Tuesday announced that Jacob Barber of the Birmingham Bulls has been selected as the Rookie of the Year in a vote of league coaches, general managers and media representatives. Knoxville’s Eliot Grauer and Evansville’s Tomas Sholl finished tied for second in the balloting. Barber led all rookies in g...


    Peoria’s Dave Pszenyczny named SPHL Defenseman of the Year

    Date:04/16/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 16, 2018) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Monday announced that Dave Pszenyczny of the Peoria Rivermen has been selected as the SPHL Defenseman of the Year in a vote of league coaches, general managers and media representatives.   Huntsville’s Stuart Stefan and Macon’s Daniel Gentzler finished tied for second in the balloting. &...


    Havoc dominate RiverKings 5-2 to advance to SPHL semi-finals

    Date:04/15/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTSVILLE, AL – From the opening puck drop, the Huntsville Havoc skated with intensity and a purpose, set on ending Mississippi's season. The Havoc scored four unanswered to shut down the RiverKings 5-2 and win the three-game series 2 to 1, moving on to the semifinal round of the SPHL championship. Read more ...


    Mayhem advance to semi-finals with 8-0 win over Evansville

    Date:04/15/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    MACON, GA - Macon Mayhem goaltender Charlie Finn recorded a 40-save shutout en route to an 8-0 win over the Evansville Thunderbolts, advancing the Mayhem to the President’s Cup Semi-Finals for the second consecutive season. HOW IT HAPPENED The Mayhem scored the opening goal for the second consecutive game, as Ian Ecklund tipped in a Brandon Pfeil shot at the 8:45 mark of the first per...


    SPHL announces President’s Cup second round schedule

    Date:04/15/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 15, 2018) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Sunday announced the schedule for the second round, best-of-three series in the 2018 President’s Cup Playoffs: #1 Peoria Rivermen vs. #5 Knoxville Ice Bears Game 1 - Wednesday, April 18 at Peoria, 7:15 pm Game 2 - Friday, April 20 at Knoxville, 7:35 pm Game 3 - Sunday, April 22 at Peoria, 3:15 pm (if...


    Havoc beat RiverKings 4-3 in OT to force Game 3

    Date:04/15/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTSVILLE, AL – With their backs against the wall and more than 4,000 fans cheering them on, the Huntsville Havoc came from two goals down in the third period to force overtime against the Mississippi RiverKings. Read more ...


    Mayhem force Game 3 with 6-1 win over Evansville

    Date:04/15/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    MACON, GA- Macon Mayhem forward Kevin Irwin scored the first hat trick of his professional career in the team’s 6-1 victory over the Evansville Thunderbolts, as the Mayhem force a game three in the Challenge Round. HOW IT HAPPENED After another scoreless period between these two opponents, the Mayhem offense finally broke through in the second period. Read more ...


    Ice Bears sweep Pensacola with 3OT win

    Date:04/15/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    Knoxville, TN (April 15, 2018) - Lawrence Cornellier scored at 9:01 of the third overtime and the Knoxville Ice Bears beat the Pensacola Ice Flyers 4-3 to sweep their first round series 2-0 and advance to the President’s Cup semifinals. Zoltan Hetenyi made 46 saves for Knoxville while Brian Billet stopped 62 shots for the Ice Flyers. Pensacola selected Knoxville with the third pick of ...


    Rivermen drop Dawgs, cruise to semi-finals

    Date:04/14/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen scored 2:51 into the first period and never lost the lead as they beat the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs 4-1 Friday night at Peoria’s Owens Center to advance to the President’s Cup Semi Finals. The win completes a series sweep for the Rivermen, and lifts them to the semi-finals for the third consecutive season. Read more ...


    RiverKings take Game One versus Huntsville, 4-1

    Date:04/14/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    SOUTHAVEN, MS - Donald Olivieri and Daniel Tedesco combine for five points as the RiverKings defeat the Huntsville Havoc 4-1 at Planters Bank Ice at Lander Center. Mississippi jumps out to a one-game lead over Huntsville in the SPHL Challenge Round. Read more ...


    SPHL announces 2017-2018 All-League First Team

    Date:04/13/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 13, 2018) – The Southern Professional Hockey League on Friday announced its 2017-2018 All-SPHL First Team as selected in a vote of league coaches, general managers and media representatives.  F - Berkley Scott, Knoxville Ice Bears F - Jake Trask, Macon Mayhem F - Alec Hagaman, Peoria Rivermen D - Dave Pszenyczny, Peoria Rivermen D - Stuart Stefan, Huntsville Hav...


    SPHL announces 2017-2018 All-League Second Team

    Date:04/13/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 13, 2018) – The Southern Professional Hockey League on Friday announced its 2017-2018 All-SPHL Second Team as selected in a vote of league coaches, general managers and media representatives.  F - Garrett Milan, Pensacola Ice Flyers F - Jake Hauswirth, Fayetteville Marksmen F - Steve Mele, Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs D - Daniel Gentzler, Macon Mayhem D - David Branc...


    Thunderbolts shoot down Mayhem in Game 1, 2-1

    Date:04/13/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    Evansville, IN - In front of a crowd of 2,674 on a warm Thursday night in Evansville, the Thunderbolts began their quest for the President’s Cup on home ice against the defending champions, the Macon Mayhem.  In the city’s first playoff game in six years, the Bolts would dominate the Mayhem, and win by a 2-1 score, and take a 1-0 series lead back to Macon. Read more ...


    Pensacola drops Game 1 to Knoxville, 6-2

    Date:04/13/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    PENSACOLA, FL (April 12, 2018) - The #3 seed Ice Flyers fell to the #5 seed Ice Bears 6-2 for Game 1 of Round 1 after selecting them in the SPHL Challenge Round. The Ice Flyers goals were scored by Tim Boyle and Liam Kerins. Evan Neugold and Danny Cesarz scored for the Ice Bears, with Marcus Ortiz and Josh Erickson scoring twice. Read more ...


    Challenge Round Game One postponed, to be played Friday

    Date:04/13/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    SOUTHAVEN, MS – Due to ice plant issues, Thursday night's scheduled Challenge Round contest between the Mississippi RiverKings and Huntsville Havoc was postponed. Pending the resolution of mechanical issues, Game One will be played on Planters Bank Ice at Landers Center on Friday, April 13, starting at 7:00 PM. An official determination will be made no later than 10:00 AM on Friday...


    SPHL announces 2017-2018 All-Rookie Team

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

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 12, 2017) – The Southern Professional Hockey League on Thursday announced its 2017-2018 All-Rookie Team as selected by a vote of SPHL coaches, general managers and media representatives. F - Jacob Barber, Birmingham Bulls F - Eliot Grauer, Knoxville Ice Bears F - Joseph Widmar, Peoria Rivermen D - Michael Chen, Knoxville Ice Bears D - Derek Perl, Huntsville Havoc (ti...


    Roanoke edged by Rivermen in Game One, 3-2

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

    LYNCHBURG, VA – The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs struck first in the game and were square with the Peoria Rivermen deep into the third but Justin Greenberg scored the eventual game-winner late in the third as the Rivermen defeated the Dawgs, 3-2, Wednesday night at LaHaye Ice Center. The Rivermen took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series. Read more ...


    Peoria’s Mason Pulde named STX Player of the Month

    Date:04/11/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 11, 2018) - The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) today announced goaltender Mason Pulde of the Peoria Rivermen is the STX Player of the Month for March/April. Making nine appearances, Pulde went 6-1-1 with a 1.22 goals against average, a 0.963 save percentage and one shutout in backstopping the Rivermen to their third regular season championship in...


    Peoria’s Mark Riepe named SPHL Equipment Manager of the Year

    Date:04/11/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 11, 2018) – The Southern Professional Hockey League announced Wednesday that Mark Riepe of the Peoria Rivermen is the recipient of the 2017-2018 SPHL Equipment Manager of the Year Award. The winner was determined by a vote of the league’s equipment managers and athletic trainers. Riepe joined the Rivermen last August and served as Director of Operations in add...


    Pensacola’s Jen Lorenzo named SPHL Athletic Trainer of the Year

    Date:04/11/2018   Source:SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League  

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 11, 2018) – The Southern Professional Hockey League announced Wednesday that Jen Lorenzo of the Pensacola Ice Flyers is the recipient of the 2017-2018 SPHL Athletic Trainer of the Year Award. The winner was determined by a vote of the league’s athletic trainers and equipment managers. Now in her fifth season as the Ice Flyers’ athletic trainer, Jen is em...