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  1. Transactions for Friday, March 5: KNOXVILLE Delete LW Alex Berardinelli, placed on waivers MACON Delete LW Ray Brice, placed on 21-day IR Add LW Jared Bethune, returned from ECHL Allen PENSACOLA Add G Jake Kupsky, returned from ECHL South Carolina View the full article
  2. Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen and head coach Jean-Guy Trudel have agreed to terms on a one-year contract ahead of the 2021-22 Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) season. The deal also matches the current contract between the Peoria Rivermen and Peoria Civic Center. Trudel, 45, will maintain his title as Head Coach and General Manager of Hockey Operations for the eighth season of Rivermen hockey in the SPHL, with the team fully expecting a return to play later this year. https://www.rivermen.net/news-stats/rivermen-headlines/article/2021/03/trudel-signs-one-year-contract-remains-ben
  3. Birmingham would welcome the Knoxville Ice Bears to town on Thursday night for the 4th matchup between the two teams. Knoxville has had the Bulls’ number this year as they have won all three games so far on the season. Birmingham’s last game was a 5-2 loss to Huntsville and Knoxville would come into town riding a 2-game winning streak. During that winning streak, the Ice Bears rode the hot hand of last week’s SPHL Player of the Week Austyn Roudebush. Roudebush spent a large part of the season with the Birmingham Bulls, but his ice time was limited to just a partial game in a 7-0 loss to the
  4. Transactions for Thursday, March 4: HUNTSVILLE Delete LW Bryan Arneson, released from PTO View the full article
  5. HUNTERSVILLE, NC (March 4, 2021) – The Southern Professional Hockey League on Thursday announced the format for the 2021 President’s Cup Playoffs, which will begin the week of May 3. 2021 PLAYOFF FORMAT The top four (4) finishers in the league standings will make the playoffs. SEMI-FINALS Series A – #1 Seed will play #4 Seed in a best-of-three series Series B – #2 Seed will play #3 Seed in a best-of-three series PRESIDENT’S CUP FINAL The two remaining teams will meet in the best-of-three President’s Cup Final. About Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) Now playing its 1
  6. HUNTERSVILLE, NC (March 3, 2021) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) today announced that Mason Baptista of the Macon Mayhem has been named the Warrior Hockey/SPHL Player of the Month for February. Baptista scored nine goals, including three game-winners, added four assists and was +13 as he helped lead Macon to a 9-1-0 record for the month. The Mayhem ended February on a seven-game winning streak, having outscored their opponents 32-13 for the month. Baptista also recorded three multi-goal games, including one hat trick. A native of North York, ON, Baptista currently leads the
  7. MACON, Ga. – If it’s a broken record, it’s the most beautiful song the Macon Mayhem could hear; the Macon Mayhem are in first-place in the Southern Professional Hockey League. Hosting the Pensacola Ice Flyers – the team that for so long had the season hold on that position – they looked to continue their impressive seven-game winning streak on a Tuesday night in Middle Georgia. As the only game of the night, all eyes were on the Mayhem and Ice Flyers. https://www.maconmayhem.com/2021/03/03/mayhem-win-eighth-straight/ View the full article
  8. Transactions for Monday, March 1: HUNTSVILLE Add LW Justin MacDonald, signed contract Delete RW JM Piotrowski, placed on waivers KNOXVILLE Delete G Brandon Kasel, placed on waivers MACON Add D Nate Kallen, signed contract PENSACOLA Delete LW Alec Marsh, placed on season-ending IR Delete LW Patrick Megannety, placed on season-ending IR Delete D Travis Armstrong, placed on team suspension View the full article
  9. HUNTERSVILLE, NC (March 1, 2021) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) today announced the rescheduling of two previously-postponed games. The Birmingham at Macon game originally scheduled for Saturday, January 16 will now be played on Thursday, April 1. Huntsville will replace Birmingham as the Mayhem’s opponent that night, as the Bulls will now travel to Pensacola to take on the Ice Flyers. In addition, Macon’s home game against Pensacola originally scheduled for Sunday, January 17 has been moved to Thursday, April 15. View the full article
  10. Brendan Van Riemsdyk, Callum Fryer, and Anthony McVeigh all scored on the power play and the Ice Bears completed a weekend sweep of the Pensacola Ice Flyers with a 4-1 win at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum on Saturday night. The Ice Bears have won five straight games at home. Pensacola has now lost six of its last seven games. https://www.knoxvilleicebears.com/special-teams-powers-ice-bears-to-4-1-win/ View the full article
  11. HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – After a flair for the dramatics at home on Thursday Night against the Havoc, Macon would travel to Huntsville looking for a game of less heart palpitations than the previous night would hold. Riding a six-game win streak into their final game of the weekend, the Mayhem would look to create further separation between them and Pensacola. https://www.maconmayhem.com/2021/02/27/mayhem-win-7th-straight-sweep-home-and-home-with-havoc/ View the full article
  12. Austyn Roudebush made 23 saves, Jacob Benson and Brady Fleurent each scored a goal, and the Knoxville Ice Bears shutout the Pensacola Ice Flyers 2-0 at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum Friday night. The Ice Bears have now won four straight at home. Pensacola has lost five of its last six. https://www.knoxvilleicebears.com/roudebush-shines-in-debut-ice-bears-win-2-0/ View the full article
  13. Transactions for Friday, February 26: BIRMINGHAM Moved C Tyler Penner from 21-day to 30-day IR KNOXVILLE Add G Brandon Kasel, signed PTO PENSACOLA Delete G Zach Denny, released as emergency backup Add G Zach Quinn, as emergency backup View the full article
  14. For the second game in a row the Birmingham Bulls would face off against the Pensacola Ice Flyers. The Bulls won the previous matchup by a score of 4-3 in Pensacola. The season series coming into the Thursday night matchup would be deadlocked at 3-3 featuring two overtime games, one of which went into a shootout. The Bulls would be looking to start a win streak, while the Ice Flyers would be trying to stop a four-game skid. This game would also be the first game back for Birmingham goaltender Austin Lotz after an eight-game suspension for his actions on the ice against Pensacola on January 2

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