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  1. SPHL expansion 2018-19

    The Rebels are notable for A—actually having a Turner Cup on their mantle, in 1959; and B—being the direct successor to my old hometown’s older team, the Huntington Hornets (1956-57).
  2. FHL's Future Unclear?

    A tiered setup would be interesting. But aren't the salary caps in the FHL and SPHL still pretty close to each other? This would be something where the two sides would have to sit down together, open their books up, and figure out how best to mesh things up.
  3. FHL's Future Unclear?

    I’m still trying to figure out how the hell Winston-Salem happened, given the rank ineptitude of the rest of the league
  4. FHL's Future Unclear?

    A co-op ownership setup would be a neat idea--certainly a better idea than what the CHL actually was in the 2000s.
  5. Introducing the NRHL

    It had AA/AAA minor league players in it, playing in the ice hockey off-season. I'm excited to see this!
  6. FHL's Future Unclear?

    Unless one opens up somewhere...?
  7. Playoffs 2018-19

    The tricky bit is that they ONLY do overtime if they’re tied after both games. That being said: Peoria would still beat Roanoke, 7-3 Knoxville would still beat Pensacola, 9-5 Macon would beat Evansville 7-3 BUT Mississippi would have beaten Huntsville 7-4. This is the downside to going by aggregate score—if you win one game by buckets, you’ve basically got it in the bag. Even including the OT goals wouldn’t swing things in either direction in those two series.
  8. FHL's Future Unclear?

    If they're gonna go that far, our showboating zillionaire governor would love to have a hockey team at the Greenbrier I'm sure
  9. FHL's Future Unclear?

    Yeah, credit to Scott Brand for having standards in this case. We both think it’d be a fine market if there was a building big enough to do anything with. Related: the post he made on the FB fan group (which does confirm the dates at least) said his next trip would be ~2.5 hours away—roughly the distance between W-S and Asheville. If a temporary rink is involved, that could be a feasible option... I never asked beyond my own state boundaries though. Yet.
  10. FHL's Future Unclear?

    While a sellout would put them right in the FHL’s attendance wheelhouse, South Charleston’s SRO capacity is in the neighborhood of 800-900 fans, with actual bleacher seating for only 500.
  11. FHL's Future Unclear?

    Just checked in with Scott Brand (Carolina’s GM) and he is NOT going to West Virginia. South Charleston is too small, Huntington is too disinterested, and there’s no other building big enough to put a temporary rink into.
  12. FHL's Future Unclear?

    VERY interesting. Barring the unlikely situation where the city of Huntington is actually going to pour a substantial amount of money to fix the ice surface in the Arena there, the likeliest situation would be South Charleston Memorial Ice Arena--a very nice building, but with the kind of minimal seating situation that doesn't seem to faze the FHL (500 bleachers, about 800-900 SRO, which they've had for college matchups on occasion).
  13. Playoffs 2018-19

    Honestly I've pondered whether the SPHL should adopt a Euro-style aggregate score format if they're only gonna do best 2 of 3 for all their series ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  14. Potential Expansion

    This is a little further down the road but I hadn’t seen this before and didn’t know if I should create ANOTHER expansion speculation thread or not—Savannah, GA is building a Civic Center replacement...
  15. SPHL expansion 2018-19

    Give Huntington this much--the food and nightlife is MUCH better. (At the very least there's a Waffle House on the way out of town, no matter which direction you head.) Add a team there and you can have a Restaurant of the Game promotion with no overlapping establishments.
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