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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
  15. MACON, GA – Winners of five-straight games and in sole-possession of first-place in the Southern Professional Hockey League, the Macon Mayhem came into their first midweek home game of the season feeling justifiably confident. Taking on the “defending”-champion Huntsville Havoc for the first time in 58 days – the season opener for Macon – the Mayhem looked to keep doing what’d been working for them in their recent stretch. https://www.maconmayhem.com/2021/02/26/baptistas-hat-trick-fuels-comeback-win-over-havoc/ View the full article
  16. Transactions for Thursday, February 25: KNOXVILLE Add G Austyn Roudebush, signed contract Add LW Stepan Timofeyev, signed contract MACON Add RW Brian Bowen, activated from IR PENSACOLA Add G Zach Denny, as emergency backup View the full article
  17. By William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer Leo Thomas said he was surprised to learn that he was the first Black coach in the Southern Professional Hockey League when Macon hired him May 23, 2018. He was more surprised to discover that he wasn’t the first Black coach to lead a team from that city, known more for giving the world Little Richard, Otis Redding and the Allman Brothers Band than being an incubator for hockey coaches of color. https://www.nhl.com/news/macon-popular-hub-for-developing-black-hockey-coaches/c-321685772?tid=304325462 View the full article
  18. Transactions for Tuesday, February 23: HUNTSVILLE Delete D Kyle Rhodes, loaned to ECHL South Carolina PENSACOLA Delete C Connor Powell, placed on waivers View the full article
  19. MACON, GA – For the first time this season, the Macon Mayhem would go into puck drop with nobody ahead of them in the standings; with last night’s 2-1 OT victory over Knoxville, the Mayhem would be in sole possession of first place in the Southern Professional Hockey League. Macon, winners of four-straight and four-straight versus Knoxville, would once more welcome the Ice Bears in for a Sunday Matinee at the Macon Centreplex. https://www.maconmayhem.com/2021/02/21/brices-shorthanded-goal-helps-first-place-mayhem-to-4th-straight-home-win/ View the full article
  20. Transactions for Sunday, February 21: MACON Add D Joe Colatarci, signed PTO PENSACOLA Add RW Connor Sanvido, signed contract View the full article
  21. One night after a lackluster performance at home against the Knoxville Ice Bears, the Birmingham Bulls went into Pensacola looking for a win. It came down to the wire, but the Bulls persevered and left Pensacola winners after a 4-3 victory on Saturday night. Both teams came into the night off tough losses the night before as the Pensacola Ice Flyers would get shut out 2-0 against Macon and Birmingham fell 5-1 to the Ice Bears. This matchup would be the fifth of the year between the two teams with the Ice Flyers leading the season series 3-2. https://www.fieldpassbrand.com/post/bulls-take-do
  22. MACON, GA – After a sweeping three-game road trip down by the Pensacola Bay, the Macon Mayhem would return home to take on familiar border foe, Knoxville. With strong wins in their last three contests against the Ice Bears, and a chance to take possession of first place in the Southern Professional Hockey League, the Mayhem came in with plenty to play for. That motivation to play was certainly evident in the first 20 minutes, as the Mayhem put on a shooting clinic against SPHL journeyman goaltender Peter Di Salvo. https://www.maconmayhem.com/2021/02/21/baptistas-ot-game-winner-sends-mayhem-i
  23. Transactions for Saturday, February 20: MACON Add RW Mike Gornall, signed contract PENSACOLA Moved C Patrick Megannety from 21-day to 30-day IR Delete RW Alec Hagaman, placed on 21-day IR Delete D Kyle Froese, placed on 21-day IR Delete LW Alec Marsh, placed on 60-day IR Add RW Zach Walker, signed contract View the full article
  24. For the second game in a row the Birmingham Bulls and Knoxville Ice Bears would face off. This time the Bulls welcomed the Ice Bears into the Pelham Civic Center after falling in overtime 2-1 last Saturday night in Knoxville. Birmingham and Knoxville currently sit at 4th and 5th place respectively in the standings. The matchup would once again feature goaltender Hayden Stewart of Birmingham against veteran net minder Peter Di Salvo for the Ice Bears. Both goaltenders treated us to a great showing last game out and were set up to do the same on Friday night. https://www.fieldpassbrand.com/post
 

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