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  1. HUNTSVILLE, AL - Huntsville Havoc head coach, Glenn Detulleo, announced today that the team has signed forward Vinny Caligiuri to a try-out agreement. ... Caligiuri (5-10, 175) spent the past four seasons at SUNY-Potsdam where he scored 20 goals and recorded 22 assists in 84 career games. ... - SPHL Huntsville Havoc View the full article
  2. Evansville, Ind - Evansville Thunderbolts Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Jeff Pyle has signed two more players from last season's roster. Robbie Hall and Vytal Cote both skated for the Thunderbolts in its inaugural season and look to lace up once again when Evansville hits the ice on Saturday, Oct. 21 for the 2017-18 home opener. ... - SPHL Evansville Thunderbolts View the full article
  3. HUNTSVILLE, AL - Huntsville Havoc head coach, Glenn Detulleo, announced today that forward Kyle Sharkey has re-signed for the upcoming season. ... Sharkey joined the Havoc late last season and scored one goal and recorded four assists in seven games. He added two goals in six playoff games. ... - SPHL Huntsville Havoc View the full article
  4. Fayetteville, N.C- Coming into his first season of professional hockey, forward Shane Bennett has joined the Marksmen, the team announced on Friday.... - SPHL Fayetteville Marksmen View the full article
  5. MACON, GA- The Macon Mayhem and President of Hockey Operations Kevin Kerr announced today the signing of winger Jake Trask - last season's regular season and playoff scoring leader. ... The 6-0, 175-pound from Saskatoon, SK led the Mayhem in points with 48 points - 21 goals and 27 assists in 50 regular season games. Trask also led the team in playoff points with six, including the championship-clinching goal over the Peoria Rivermen. The 25-year-old will be entering his fifth SPHL season and his sixth professional season. In 186 career SPHL games, he has 71 goals, 85 assists, and 156 points. ... - SPHL Macon Mayhem View the full article
  6. SOUTHAVEN, Miss - The Mississippi RiverKings are proud to welcome TJ Chillot as the team's new Media and Community Development Coordinator. Chillot spent the 2016-17 season as a broadcast intern with his hometown Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League. Born in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, Chillot comes to the RiverKings with 2 years of radio broadcasting experience having previously worked as a producer and on-air host for ESPN Radio of the Lehigh Valley. In addition, he served as studio host for Lehigh University Athletics and fill-in for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the AAA affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. In addition to his radio experience, he brings over 7 years of marketing knowledge with him having spent time managing in the automotive business. ... - SPHL Mississippi RiverKings View the full article
  7. SOUTHAVEN, Miss. - In preparation for their upcoming 26th season, the Mississippi RiverKings have announced plans for a Garage Sale to be held at Land... - SPHL Mississippi RiverKings View the full article
  8. SOUTHAVEN, Miss. - Mississippi RiverKings Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Derek Landmesser announced the team's 13-player protected list for the 2017-18 season on Tuesday. The RiverKings chose to protect forwards Cullen Bradshaw, Dillan Fox, Matt Harrington, Devin Mantha, Ryan Marcuz, Mike Moran and Derek Sutliffe, defensemen Richard Coyne, Mike Grace, Sam Higgins and Joe Sova, and goaltenders Brad Barone and Peter Di Salvo. ... - SPHL Mississippi RiverKings View the full article
  9. Knoxville, TN (May 15, 2016) The Knoxville Ice Bears President and General Manager Mike Murray has announced today that the contract of Head Coach Mik... - SPHL Knoxville Ice Bears View the full article
  10. SOUTHAVEN, Miss. - The Mississippi RiverKings have announced their home schedule for the 2017-18 regular season. The RiverKings will begin their seventh season in the SPHL, and 26th season overall, at the Landers Center on Friday, October 20. ... All regular season home games, with the exception of the two Face Off Field Trips, will begin at 7:00 p.m. Promotions, opponents, and away games will be announced at a later date. ... Day Date Time* Friday October 20, 2017 7:00 p.m. Saturday October 21, 2017 7:00 p.m. Friday November 3, 2017 7:00 p.m. Tuesday November 14, 2017 7:00 p.m. Saturday November 18, 2017 7:00 p.m. Friday December 1, 2017 7:00 p.m. Saturday December 2, 2017 7:00 p.m. Friday December 8, 2017 7:00 p.m. Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30 a.m. Saturday December 23, 2017 7:00 p.m. Friday December 29, 2017 7:00 p.m. Friday January 5, 2018 7:00 p.m. Saturday January 6, 2018 7:00 p.m. Friday January 12, 2018 7:00 p.m. Tuesday January 16, 2018 7:00 p.m. Friday January 26, 2018 7:00 p.m. Tuesday February 6, 2018 10:30 a.m. Saturday February 10, 2018 7:00 p.m. Tuesday February 13, 2018 7:00 p.m. Friday February 23, 2018 7:00 p.m. Saturday February 24, 2018 7:00 p.m. Friday March 2, 2018 7:00 p.m. Friday March 9, 2018 7:00 p.m. Saturday March 10, 2018 7:00 p.m. Friday March 30, 2018 7:00 p.m. Saturday March 31, 2018 7:00 p.m. Friday April 6, 2018 7:00 p.m. Saturday April 7, 2018 7:00 p.m. *All times are Central and subject to change. ... - SPHL Mississippi RiverKings View the full article
  11. Southern Professional Hockey League NEWS RELEASE Columbus Cottonmouths Suspend Operations for 2017-18 Season HUNTERSVILLE, NC - The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Wednesday announced the Columbus Cottonmouths will be suspending play for the 2017-2018 season. "This has been a tremendously difficult decision for Wanda Amos," said President Jim Combs. "As one of the founding members of the SPHL, the Cottonmouths have been an integral part of the league for 13 years. On behalf of the league and its Board of Governors, I would like to thank Wanda for her numerous contributions to the city of Columbus and the entire SPHL. The league is in the final stages of securing new ownership in order to bring the team back for the 2018-2019 season." ... - SPHL View the full article
  12. MACON, GA- The Macon Mayhem hung on to defeat the Peoria Rivermen 2-1 for the second consecutive game, winning the President's Cup as champions of the SPHL. After a scoreless first 16 minutes, Dennis Sicard took a slap shot on a three-on-two rush that found its way past Peoria goaltender Storm Phaneuf to give the Mayhem the early 1-0 lead. ... Jordan Ruby finished off the season saving 39 of 40 shots he faced, allowing just one goal. The Mayhem would hold on to the lead and win the President's Cup as the champions of the Southern Professional Hockey League. The championship is the first professional hockey championship for the city of Macon. ... - SPHL Macon Mayhem View the full article
  13. PEORIA, IL- The Macon Mayhem used third period goals from John Siemer and Daniel Gentzler to comeback to defeat the Peoria Rivermen in game one of the... - SPHL Macon Mayhem View the full article
  14. HUNTERSVILLE, NC - The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) today announced its Board of Governors has unanimously approved the Birmingham Bulls as a new member for the 2017-2018 season. The team will be headed by Art Clarkson, who owned the original Birmingham Bulls (ECHL) for six seasons in the 1990's and has significant experience operating minor-league sports franchises. The Bulls will be playing at the Pelham Civic Complex Ice Arena, which is currently undergoing significant upgrades and seating expansion to accommodate the new team. "We are excited to welcome the Birmingham market as a new member for next season," stated SPHL President Jim Combs. "Art Clarkson is well-known for his contributions to hockey in this area and we look forward to bringing hockey back to long-time fans of the Birmingham Bulls." "I am very proud of what we have accomplished in this last year to bring the Birmingham Bulls back to the people of the greater Birmingham area," added Clarkson. ... - SPHL View the full article
  15. HUNTSVILLE, AL- The Havoc may have seen their season come to an unexpected end in the second round, but the team still proved to be one of the best in the league, not to mention franchise history. Huntsville wrapped up an impressive regular season with a 34-16-2-4 record, marking the most wins during a single-season in franchise history. The team posted standings points in 40 contests, which marked another franchise record, including four of their final five games on the schedule. The Havoc saw 17 wins on the road including six-straight from December 2nd to January 7th; another franchise mark. During the stretch, Huntsville outscored their opponent 2:1. The Havoc finished the regular season fourth in the SPHL, but just one point back of second place. In a tight race for the top spot for much of the season, Huntsville had their run of the mill while holding down the first-place seed for 21-games from December 30th to March 4th. During that time, the Havoc reached another milestone, recording at least a standings point in 12-straight contests. Head coach Glenn Detulleo and assistant coach Jesse Kallechy put together an all-star caliber team that provided plenty of goals and used their speed to get through the defense. In total, Huntsville registered 200 goals on the season, marking the fourth time in team history and first in the SPHL since the 2013-14 season. Huntsville saw its first 20-goal scorer February 19th when Lou Educate racked up the first goal of the night as the Havoc went on to beat the Pensacola Ice Flyers 4-1. ... - SPHL Huntsville Havoc View the full article
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