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  1. One thing is certain. It'll be another season that Peoria doesn't hoist the Cup!
    4 points
  2. I wouldn't say you usually see it. Rosters are different at all levers of hockey and are far from consistent even within the league's The ECHL's reserve spots are a relatively new additions. Fewer players means not only lower salary but lower per diem, fewer hotel rooms needed, lower equipment costs, etc. You can have guys on three-game tryouts but you'll see teams at that 18-man active limit most of the time because why have more than you need. The whole business plan of the league is to be as inexpensive as possible. While the SPHL doesn't take this to extremes like the Fed (e.g. t
    4 points
  3. Thanks for sharing the article from The Roanoke Times. I support this team 100% and will do what I can personally to keep them here in the Roanoke Valley.
    4 points
  4. Welcome to the Forums, CaliGurl. I wish your first time for Ice Bears hockey wasn't in the middle of the pandemic. The experience will be somewhat scaled back from the usual 3-5,000 enthusiastic fans and the up-close and personal interaction with the team you'll normally get at the Coliseum. That aside, it should be an exciting time for your boys. The food and drink is pretty good, if you don't mind typical sports arena prices and the the restricted options this season. You may want to consider eating before the game on Market Square or Gay Street just across the Church Avenue bridge
    3 points
  5. I'm very happy to announce we are fully funded for the season! I want to thank the following people who donated their hard earned money to keep this place going for another season. I want to say a special thank you to those that have multiple times to push us over the top. You're all amazing! 2020/21 Season Donors Cotton(8) SouthernHockeyGirl(11) tmwrk7(2) Faye C Mayhem_Fan(5) Speedracer RapidFire19(4) maconwinger(3) knoxhox Mark L. Richland *Fred(3) *Oldcat *Macguy *TwistedBrass(2)
    3 points
  6. So it's an automatic reminder that we need more traffic on this Board.
    3 points
  7. That First Amendment stuff doesn't apply here. Our house, our rules. Don't like it? Start your own forum. Follow the damned rules!!!
    3 points
  8. What the brand new Civic Coliseum looked like in 1961 when the Knoxville Knights (and the predecessors of the original Miss Ice Bears?) took to the ice - shared by the Ice Bears via Twitter, with thanks to Bradley Reeves for sharing them and to the late Randy Stevens for shooting them.
    3 points
  9. HE...me...20 years promotions game day ops volunteer. They have been around since Moses was a baby....The horns first appeared during the Fayetteville FORCE of the CHL days and never really went away but were really pushed around the championship year. Very loud and sometimes overbearing to work around. Effective at getting under the other teams skin and building fans excitement and produced lots of $$$ for the team. Jason was a master at getting them fired up and loud during the Antz days. Talk about fun crowds, the 4000+ fans during the FORCE days was a blast. Nothing can no
    3 points
  10. I agree completely. Have wondered for awhile how SHG even got to be a moderator. She has never been neutral regarding the Marksmen.
    3 points
  11. New Forums header waiting for confirmation ...
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  12. 3 points
  13. Here's an update from Bob McGinn on Facebook live. Sounds like they're in it for the long run. Bob speaks
    3 points
  14. Quick update to question #1, the Dawgs confirmed on Twitter Monday that there are new uniforms coming in 20-21. So it’s not entirely a liquidation of assets. They had the longest unchanged design in the league at 4 seasons so not surprising. Low minor teams frequently change designs to drive sales.
    3 points
  15. "Blind-squirrel League Hockey" digs up another nut.
    3 points
  16. Welcome to the Forums, AG55. If you're interested in more information about the SPHL, check out the most recent Media Guide and Record Book. There you'll find another potential answer to your question about the best organization - with 4 regular season championships and 4 President's Cup championships, the Knoxville Ice Bears are overall the most successful team in the league. Peoria also finds themselves at the top of several best-in-league records.
    3 points
  17. Mayhem_Fan has been selected as member of the month for May. For being selected member of the month, they get to enjoy all the perks of Star Donor for the entire month and has been awarded the member of the month award to be displayed in his awards cabinet. Congrats and thanks for being a great member of SPHL Forums!
    3 points
  18. 3 points
  19. Kudos to you, Faye. And to everyone (who can afford to) who follows your example.
    3 points
  20. I recommend everyone take a look at this Washington Post article, which provides animated illustrations of how human contact in various sizes of groups (no matter their ages) under various conditions of contact & isolation could influence the spread of infection for a virus like COVID-19. You don't even have to read the author's words to gain a visible appreciation for the risks involved.
    3 points
  21. Praise toughness? Apologizing for how a team acts? I'm happy our guys stick up for themselves after being disrespected. I mean come on, in what sport where can you show unsportsmanlike behaviour and get away with it? You got brawls in football, basketball, baseball, soccer, hockey, hell even Nascar Racing. What does almost every fight start over? Unsportsmanship. I don't care how much you want to take fighting or toughness out of every sport it's just not going to fully happen. When your team is playing the same guys 12 or 13 times a year and you get disrespected and tempers rise things
    3 points
  22. Might have been more if the auction had been in-person rather than on-line- the competitive adrenaline is so much more intense when bidders are sitting in sections 218 and 221 of the VBC. Doc
    2 points
  23. Where will the protected (and/or signed) players sign for the upcoming 20/21 season? Protected List G, Blake Wojtala - D, Joshua Victor - D, Malcolm Hayes - D, Derian Hamilton - Signed with Nybro Vikings IF (HockeyEttan) D, Christian Lloyd - Signed with Marseille (France2) F, Stathis Soumelidis - F, Shane Bednard - F, Taylor McCloy - Signed with Corsaires de Nantes (France2) F, Brian Bowen - F, Luke Stork - Signed with Reading Royals (ECHL) F, Alec Marsh - F, Tim Kielich - Retired F, Drake Glover - Anno
    2 points
  24. Covid killed the $2 beer nights in Huntsville. But couldn't get the Forum.
    2 points
  25. I agree with the lockdown of the thread. Their are too many other platforms you guys can go to for your political fill. Or someone can contact Invision to see what it would take to start another forum completely separate from this one where you can talk politics all you want.
    2 points
  26. Seems perfectly appropriate here, Doc. Speaking of "science and the docs," here's something to add to it.
    2 points
  27. That is where I had said he was going a while back. Great little community in Florida. Jesse will love it! Congrats Coach.
    2 points
  28. Most SPHL player contracts are one-year agreements, so those guys would be free to stay where they played this season (presuming that team wants to sign them for next season). With no CBA, it's possible the protected players' rights could be used as a trade chip by the releasing team (as SHG just beat me to).
    2 points
  29. Not opting out??? Wording used was due to COVID restrictions they were "forced to forego the season" thereby "canceling the season" along with four other teams. "Not opting out" sounds like more word play and spin which is typical.
    2 points
  30. I do not know what thread to put this under, but what the heck is he talking about? picking over the teams unable to play players, coaches, and staff like buzzards on a dead body. Huh. Buzzards? In case he hasn't noticed, the SPHL gave not only us but also the other 4 teams who are gonna play this year the right to pick over the teams as he puts it. And what does he think all the players of those teams who have been forced to sit out are supposed to do? Sit out when they can keep playing elsewhere? And A Dead Body? I did not know the Marksmen are dead. I thought they were just sitting out one
    2 points
  31. Unless they are placed in the Past SPHL teams section, hope remains.
    2 points
  32. Please furnish an official SPHL statement showing the "mandatory" 2000 minimum required attendance. TY.
    2 points
  33. I was asked to answer a question about the horns, I have not been on this page in months, I answered the question as asked. As I stated, game day ops volunteer everthing is irrevelant now, my focus is family and business which both are rocking.
    2 points
  34. @SouthernHockeyGirl I heard your check was mailed. But, it was sent via the Post Office, so it may never arrive.
    2 points
  35. Here is the response I got from the league a few hours ago. Hope this helps...
    2 points
  36. Yes, this is a hockey forum and not a medical forum. However, to respond to your second sentence, and to extend the PSA on PSA, there is controversy on how to manage early prostate cancer, and whether to even get the PSA test. Prostate cancer is the third most common cause of cancer-related death in U.S. men, with an estimated 161,000 cases and 26,700 deaths in 2017.1,2 In the United States, prostate cancer will be diagnosed in one out of seven men in his lifetime. However, most cases are localized, and only one in 39 men will die from the disease.3 Per "Choosing Wisely": Do not routinely scr
    2 points
  37. I saw "The Dawg Park" FB page post their list. After seeing a Fayetteville fan post some research, I decided to take the time to look through rosters and transactions to see which players all sphl teams had rights too. Here are all the eligible players for their teams protected lists.....these include players signed to contracts, ATOs, on IR, call-ups, and team suspensions.... Birmingham F - Jacob Baber, Joshua Harris, Mike Davis, Cole Stallard, Tommy Tsicos, Kasey Kulczycki, Aaron Huffnagle, Russell Jordan, JM Piotrowski, Peter De Coppi, Jonah Wasylak, Nicholas Gr
    2 points
  38. Guess we can play the guessing game and predict protected list: Roanoke (F) Jeff Jones (F) CJ Stubbs (F) Marcus Ortiz (F) Brant Sherwood (F) Josh Nenadal (F) Kyle Wagner (F) Ty Kraus (F) Matt Beer (F) Austin Daae (D) Travis Armstrong (D) Bryce Martin (D) Jake Schultz (G) Austyn Roudebush That ended up being a lot harder than I imagined. I definitely see how a coach would want to have an agreement with a player to keep an extra spot on the list. I didn't put Nate O'Brien or Mac Jansen, hoping they will return on their o
    2 points
  39. Right- first you post "At this point who knows anything about anything. Most likely any vaccine will take up to 18 months to create from what I'm reading. So before next season is very unlikely. Only hope is like every other Corona Virus it will peak and decline like the others did before a vaccine is completed. Or it ends up like SARS and just disappears. But nobody has an answer why it just disappeared. Only guess I can find is they don't think it can survive throughout the seasons. Nobody really knows anything from what I read about Corona Viruses and only guesses on what might happe
    2 points
  40. One thing I've learned from him. He sure can't go on without shoving his foot in his mouth and once is never enough for him.
    2 points
  41. Nice story in today's Roanoke Times about some Dawg fans telling the team to keep their ticket refunds. Of course, not everyone can afford to do so, but it's one heck of a gesture by those who can. Dawg Fans
    2 points
  42. Those strong opinions are from experiences we've had with him on here. Even experiences we have had off of here with his fake accounts going around harassing people who he blocks and says he has no time for. Yet he will go on another team's site, and harass someone he banned unprovoked who he said he has no time for. If they aren't worth it, why would you feel the need to go after them every chance you get? We give our honest opinions on here and have been for years. Not once has an owner got on here or should they telling people what they should and shouldn't be doing. Especially why he
    2 points
  43. That's why you should not sneeze or cough into them, and thoroughly wash them!
    2 points
  44. Thats not the point. If you are a moderator, the info you submit should be accurate.
    2 points

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