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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
  16. :What to Know: Macon Mayhem vs. Peoria Rivermen in President's Cup Finals MACON, GA- After the Macon Mayhem swept the Pensacola Ice Flyers and the Peoria Rivermen outlasted the Huntsville Havoc, Macon and Peoria will meet up in the President's Cup Finals. The series will be played in best-of-three format, and the schedule will be as follows: Game 1: Friday, April 28 at Peoria, 7:30 pm CST Game 2: Sunday, April 30 at Macon, 6:00 pm EST Game 3: Monday, May 1 at Macon, 7:30 pm EST (if necessary) Glass seats for the home games at the Macon Coliseum will be $20 for non-season ticket holders and $16 for Mayhem season ticket holders. All other tickets in the arena will be general admission $14 for non-season ticket holders and $12 for Mayhem season ticket holders. Children ages 12 and under will be able to buy $7 kids' tickets for Sunday's game. Seats for all season ticket holders will be reserved until Friday, April 28 at 5:00 PM. If tickets are not purchased before that deadline, the seats will become available to the general public. The team has six ice suites available behind the net the Mayhem defend twice. Each table comes with four seats and are on the glass at ice level. Ice suites for playoff games will be $100 for each table. For Sunday, there will be a guaranteed $1,000 giveaway for the winners of Kroger Chuck-A-Puck. Single game tickets for the President's Cup Finals are on sale through the Macon Centreplex Box Office and ticketmaster.com, and group tickets are available through the Macon Mayhem Front Office. For ticket information, please visit the Mayhem's official website at MaconMayhem.com or call the main office line at (478) 803-1592. ... - SPHL Macon Mayhem View the full article
  17. HUNTSVILLE, AL- The Havoc send the second-round series to a deciding game three with a thrilling 4-3 victory. In the first period, Huntsville saw the game's first goal for the second straight contest against Peoria when Christian Powers found a loose puck in front. Huntsville saw a fortuitous bounce off the boards that kicked off the skate of the Rivermen goaltender and bounced right out in front for Powers at 4:57. Then later in the period, the Havoc saw themselves on another powerplay and threatening in the offensive zone. Eddie Nolan's shot from the point bounced off a leg in front with Scott Fellnermayr feeding it to Michael Piluso. The Maple Ridge, B.C. native then walked in and fired home his first of the postseason at 19:42. But in the second, back and forth action ensued with the Rivermen scoring in the final minute of the frame. With Huntsville looking to close out the game in the third, Peoria thought differently. The Rivermen scored two just over four minutes apart from each other to take their first and only lead of the night. ... In the overtime, both teams saw chances up and down the ice; including a John Clewlow breakaway opportunity. With the Brampton, Ont. native nearly missing a goal, the Havoc continued to chip the puck in deep. Later in the first overtime, Steven Phee poked the puck in deep and chased after it. With the Balzac, Alta. native working the puck out of the end-wall, Phee popped out on his backhand to throw it through the five-hole for the 4-3 victory. ... Memorable Moments With the win, the Havoc remain unbeaten at 17-0 when leading after two lifetime in the postseason. Huntsville also improved their record to 9-5-3 in elimination games. Huntsville scored first in each of the first two contests against the Peoria and four of the five playoff contests this season. The Havoc improved to 4-1-1 when playing at home on a Friday evening. Huntsville, who finished the night with two power play goals, now have man-advantage goals in three of first five playoff games. ... - SPHL Huntsville Havoc View the full article
  18. MACON, GA- After going down two goals in the first ten minutes, the Macon Mayhem battled back to defeat the Pensacola Ice Flyers 3-2 to advance to the President's Cup Finals. The Ice Flyers got out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first period, as they scored goals at the 5:13 and 7:55 marks of the first period. Ken Neil started the scoring on a tipped shot on the power play, while Josh Cousineau followed that up with a goal on a wrist shot from the slot. Macon would answer in a big way, however, as they scored two goals in the final half of the first period. Dennis Sicard got the first Mayhem goal of the game on the power play ... . The Mayhem would score a beautiful goal to tie up the game with 1:25 left in the period. Ryan Michel sent a saucer pass to Matt Summers, who then sent a pass to the slot for Stephen Pierog to one-timer home. After the scoring frenzy in the opening frame, there was just one goal scored in the second. Ben Robillard picked the puck up after a blocked shot and wristed it past a falling Matt Zenzola. ... After no scoring in the third period, Robillard's goal turned out to be the game-winning-goal, and the Mayhem advance to the President's Cup Finals. Jordan Ruby started in net for the Mayhem, saving 39 of the 41 shots he faced. He picks up his fourth straight win of the playoffs to propel his team to victory. ... - SPHL Macon Mayhem View the full article
  19. MACON, Ga. - The Pensacola Ice Flyers could not hold on to an early two-goal lead and allowed three straight Macon Mayhem goals to lose 3-2 on Friday night inside the Macon Coliseum. ... The score remained 2-2 for the majority of the second period but Macon\'s Ben Robillard gave his team their first lead of the game when he made it 3-2 with 1:46 remaining in the second period. Matt Zenzola saved 28 of Macon\'s 31 shots on goal. ... - SPHL Pensacola Ice Flyers View the full article
  20. HUNTERSVILLE, NC - The Southern Professional Hockey League on Thursday announced its 2016-2017 All-SPHL Second Team as selected in a vote of league coaches, general managers and media representatives. F - Jake Hauswirth, Fayetteville FireAntz F - Bobby Chaumont, Fayetteville FireAntz F - Keegan Bruce, Columbus Cottonmouths D - Nick Schneider, Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs D - Stuart Stefan, Huntsville Havoc G - Jordan Ruby, Macon Mayhem ... Macon's Jordan Ruby took over the starting spot after 2015-16 Goaltender of the Year Garrett Bartus signed with ECHL Fort Wayne in late November and finished with a 21-6-3 record. Ruby finished second among goaltenders in wins and save percentage (.923) and third in goals against average (2.32), shootout wins (three - tied) and shutouts (two - tied). ... - SPHL Macon Mayhem View the full article
  21. PEORIA, IL- The Havoc see early lead slip away in game one of the second-round matchup against the Peoria Rivermen and fall 5-2. Huntsville kicked off the scoring for the second straight contest and third time in the playoffs when John Clewlow found the back of the net at 7:08 of the first period. But eight minutes later, the Rivermen responded with two less than two minutes apart from each other to take a 2-1 lead into the second period. In the middle frame, after Peoria extended their lead to two, Tyler French saw a backdoor pass for his first professional postseason goal at 14:15. The powerplay goal came with assists to Sy Nutkevitch and Christian Powers to help Huntsville cut the deficit in half. But, moments later the Rivermen scored their fourth of the evening to head to the third with a three- goal lead. ... - SPHL Huntsville Havoc View the full article
  22. HUNTERSVILLE, NC - The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Wednesday announced that Kevin Kerr of the Macon Mayhem has been selected as the SPHL Coach of the Year in a vote of league coaches, general managers and media representatives. Fayetteville's Jeff Bes finished second in the voting. In his second season with the Mayhem, Kerr led Macon to a 37-13-6 record and the William B. Coffey Trophy as regular season champions. Macon's 80 points were the third-most in a single season and they posted a 27-point improvement from last year, tying the second largest single- season point increase in league history. Under Kerr, Macon also set a new league mark for the longest road winning streak at the start of a season (eight games). ... - SPHL View the full article
  23. PENSACOLA, Fla. - The Pensacola Ice Flyers could not hold onto an early third period surge and ultimately fell to the Macon Mayhem by a score of 3-2 ... - SPHL Pensacola Ice Flyers View the full article
  24. PENSACOLA, FL- Trailing late in the third period, the Macon Mayhem scored two goals in the final six minutes against the Pensacola Ice Flyers to earn ... - SPHL Macon Mayhem View the full article
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