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  1. The full season schedule has been announced for the Havoc. The promotional schedule is still TBD. The schedule features: 9 games with Birmingham (5 home, 4 away) 8 games with Peoria (5 home, 3 away) 8 games with Pensacola (4 home, 4 away) 7 games with Knoxville (3 home, 4 away) 7 games with Mississippi (2 home, 5 away) 5 games with Macon (3 home, 2 away) 4 games with Evansville (2 home, 2 away) 4 games with Fayetteville (2 home, 2 away) 4 games with Roanoke (2 home, 2 away) There are three Thursday night games, one Sunday afternoon game, and one Wednesday night (post-Christmas) game. Puck drop will be 7 pm again this year, save for the lone Sunday game which will start at 5 pm. Also, some of the Saturday games (TBD) will start at 3 pm, to share the ice with the UAH Chargers.
  2. Here's the protected list announced this afternoon by the league: Stuart Stefan (veteran; 323 games) Sy Nutkevitch (veteran; 240 games) Jordan Wood Nolan Kaiser Christian Powers Tyler French Mike Piluso Lou Educate (ended season on IR) Kyle Sharkey Tyler Steel John Lidgett (was on team suspension from January) Dylan Nowakowski (called up to ECHL Cincinnati) John Daniels (called up to ECHL Wheeling) Players not protected: Adam Courchaine Justin Tateson Michael Holland Ben Kramer Scott Fellnermayr Steven Phee (drafted by Birmingham) Eddie Nolan Rob Simpson Blake Hietala John Clewlow
  3. It costs money when you can't use the remaining equipment next season and wind up selling it at a discount in a yard sale. On the other hand, that loss buys you goodwill in your local hockey community. Saw plenty of Havoc pants and sticks at the Iceplex this week.
  4. I can get to Smashville, but I only have one child to sell. That won't be enough for two tickets. Maybe leave the wife at home?
  5. Despite years of operating losses for the Pelham Civic Complex, it sounds like they are going all-in for the Birmingham Bulls. If the team's goal is to grow their franchise and ultimately move to the BJCC, this could be a bad investment. Pelham could be on the hook for the renovations while finding themselves without their primary tenant in a few short years. On the other hand, it might be an opportunity to address needed facility changes, plug the hole in the operating budget, and leave Pelham in a stronger position to attract other events afterwards. In the meantime, the Frozen Tide would get to enjoy the upgrades, too. Teams frequently try to convince taxpayers to front the money for new facilities with the lure of "local economic benefits." It remains to be seen whether Pelham's bet will pay off.
  6. Welcome to regular season, folks. We'll keep track of the Havoc roster action in this thread. The latest news will appear in new posts, but this original post will be kept up-to-date for quick reference. Active Roster 2017.04.15 18 active / 0 IR / 0 Suspended / 2 Call-ups / 0 Retired 01 [G] Adam Courchaine 02 [D] Justin Tateson 04 [C] Michael Holland (R) 07 [D] Stuart Stefan (Veteran) (A) 09 [D] Ben Kramer 10 [D] Nolan Kaiser (A) 15 [LW] Michael Piluso 18 [RW] Tyler French (R) 19 [C] Sy Nutkevitch 22 [C] Scott Fellnermayr (R) (A) 26 [C] Steven Phee (R) 27 [D] Eddie Nolan (R) 35 [G] Tyler Steel (R) 44 [D] Rob Simpson (R) 48 [LW] Kyle Sharkey (R) 58 [C] Christian Powers (R) 61 [RW] Blake Hietala 91 [RW] John Clewlow 96 [LW] Jordan Wood (R) Injured Reserve (0) Each team is allowed (1) 14-day IR, (2) 21-day IR, and (1) 30-day IR, plus the dreaded "season-ending" IR. Dates shown are from the SPHL transaction log, but the start of the IR period can be backdated to the actual date of injury. Usually you can count forward from the last game in which the player appeared to find the potential return date. YMMV. Players may remain on IR later if they are not medically cleared to resume play, but may not return earlier. Players on IR do not count against the active roster. 2016.10.24 61 [F] Chase Nieuwendyk (R) (2016.10.24 ~ 2016.11.09 14-day IR) 2016.11.18 41 [C] John Lidgett (2016.11.10 ~ 2016.11.24 14-day IR) 2016.12.06 41 [C] John Lidgett (2016.12.06 - 2016.12.26 21-day IR) 2016.12.06 22 [C] Scott Fellnermayr (R) (A) (2016.12.06 - 2017.01.02 14-day IR) 2016.12.06 04 [D] Ryan Wilkinson (R) (2016.12.06 ~ 2017.02.15 21-day IR) 2016.12.26 02 [D] Justin Tateson (2016.12.26 ~ 2017.03.18 21-day IR) 2017.01.02 41 [C] John Lidgett (2017.01.02 ~ 2017.01.16 14-day IR) 2017.01.18 35 [G] Tyler Steel (R) (14-day IR: 2017.01.08 - 2017.01.26) 2017.02.11 19 [C] Sy Nutkevitch (14-day IR: 2017.02.11 - 2017.03.11) (upper body injury) 2017.02.15 74 [D] Zach Carriveau (21-day IR: 2017.02.15 ~ 2017.03.08) 2017.02.23 08 [RW] Lou Educate (season-ending IR) 2017.03.10 74 [D] Zach Carriveau (season ending IR) 2017.03.10 15 [LW] Michael Piluso (21-day IR: 2017.03.10 ~ 2017.04.01) (2017.04.10 unconfirmed release for playoffs) 2017.03.11 11 [RW] Tyler Noseworthy (14-day IR: 2017.03.11 ~ 2017.03.25) 2017.03.21 11 [RW] Tyler Noseworthy (21-day IR: 2017.03.21 - 2017.04.03) (extended from 14-day) 2017.03.21 26 [C] Steven Phee (R) (14-day IR: 2017.03.21 ~ 2017.04.04) 2017.04.07 25 [D] Andy Willigar (14-day IR: 2014.04.07 ~ 2017.04.21) (2017.04.10 not included on playoff roster) Suspensions (0) Date shown is the date of the SPHL suspension notice. Players may be benched before the formal notice in the case of weekend games. Players on suspension do count against the active roster. 2017.03.12 48 [C] Eric Witzel (1 game; HSV@MRK) 2017.03.26 02 [D] Justin Tateson (indefinite, pending review) 2017.03.26 10 [D] Nolan Kaiser (A) (indefinite, pending review) 2017.03.26 22 [C] Scott Fellnermayr (R) (A) (indefinite, pending review) 2017.03.26 [coach] Glenn Detulleo (indefinite, pending review) 2017.03.28 02 [D] Justin Tateson (4 games) 2017.03.28 10 [D] Nolan Kaiser (A) (4 games) 2017.03.28 22 [C] Scott Fellnermayr (R) (A) (1 game) 2017.03.28 [coach] Glenn Detulleo (3 games) Call-ups (2) Players on call-up do not count against the active roster. The team retains their rights should they return to the SPHL. 2016.12.08 14 [C] John Daniels to ECHL Atlanta (returned 2016.12.15) 2016.12.13 10 [D] Nolan Kaiser (A) to ECHL Adirondack (returned 2016.12.26) 2017.01.02 39 [RW] Dylan Nowakowski (R) to ECHL Cincinnati 2017.02.09 14 [C] John Daniels to ECHL Wheeling Three Game Tryouts (9) Each team has a limited number of 3-game tryouts (~10) they may use during the season. They are most often employed to cover brief periods of player unavailability. 2016.12.30 Witzel, Eric (C) signed 3 game tryout 2017.01.07 Witzel, Eric (C) signed 3 game tryout 2017.01.15 Witzel, Eric (C) signed 3 game tryout 2017.02.11 Harrison, Patrick (D) signed 3 game tryout 2017.02.18 Harrison, Patrick (D) signed 3 game tryout 2017.02.22 Celli, John (RW) signed 3 game tryout 2017.02.25 Harrison, Patrick (D) signed 3 game tryout 2017.03.02 Phee, Steven (C) signed 3 game tryout 2017.03.13 Boby, Luc (LW) signed 3 game tryout Trades (3) Each team has a limited number of full-season contracts (~25) they may use during the season. 2016.11.09 61 [C] Chase Nieuwendyk (R) to FAY for future considerations 2016.11.28 11 [RW] Jeff Jones to PEO for [C] John Daniels 2017.01.12 61 [C] Chad Bennett to EVV for future considerations Released (12) 2016.11.19 26 [RW] Nolan Huysmans (R) 2016.12.26 26 [D] Stephen Gallo 2017.01.24 48 [C] Eric Witzel 2017.01.26 31 [G] Alex Larson (R) 2017.02.20 26 [RW] John Schiavo 2017.02.21 27 [RW] MJ Graham 2017.03.01 04 [D] Ryan Wilkinson (R) 2017.03.01 61 [D] Patrick Harrison 2017.02.28 26 [RW] John Celli 2017.03.18 41 [LW] Brandon Millin (R) 2017.03.19 04 [LW] Luc Boby (R) 2017.03.21 48 [C] Eric Witzel 2017.04.03 11 [RW] Tyler Noseworthy 2017.04.10 41 [LW] Darren McCormick (R) (omitted from playoff roster) Team Suspensions (1) Players on team suspension do not count against the active roster. It is used to place a player on extended leave without giving up their rights. The player may or may not return to the active roster, but cannot sign with another team. Team suspension is not the same as a disciplinary suspension by the league. Team suspension can be a disciplinary action by the team. 2017.01.13 41 [C] John Lidgett Retirements (0) Scratches For reference only. Players may be scratched from a game for many reasons, so don't read too much into this. Players on IR or who have been scratched may frequently be seen on the VBC arena concourse before the game. Look for them near the Chuck-a-Puck tables and the pub. Fans are welcome to meet and chat with them. 2016.10.29 58 [C] Christian Powers (KNX@HSV) 2016.11.04 91 [LW] Jordan Wood (COL@HSV) 2016.11.05 91 [LW] Jordan Wood (HSV@RNK) 2016.11.10 08 [RW] Lou Educate (PEN@HSV) 2016.11.12 41 [C] John Lidgett (HSV@PEO) moved to IR on 11/18 2016.11.12 18 [RW] Tyler French (HSV@PEO) 2016.12.02 22 [C] Scott Fellnermayr (HSV@RNK) moved to IR on 12/6 2016.12.02 04 [D] Ryan Wilkinson (HSV@RNK) 2016.12.03 04 [D] Ryan Wilkinson (HSV@RNK) moved to IR on 12/6 2016.12.23 02 [D] Justin Tateson (HSV@MRK) lower body injury from HSV@PEN on 12/17; moved to IR on 12/26 2016.12.30 14 [C] John Daniels (EVV@HSV) upper body injury from COL@HSV on 12/27 2016.12.30 41 [C] John Lidgett (EVV@HSV) 2017.01.05 22 [C] Scott Fellnermayr (HSV@COL) 2017.01.07 22 [C] Scott Fellnermayr (HSV@RNK) 2017.01.13 35 [G] Tyler Steel (EVV@HSV) 2017.01.14 15 [LW] Michael Piluso (MRK@HSV) 2017.01.14 35 [G] Tyler Steel (R) (MRK@HSV) 2017.01.14 96 [LW] Jordan Wood (R) (MRK@HSV) 2017.01.15 15 [LW] Michael Piluso (HSV@KNX) 2017.01.15 35 [G] Tyler Steel (R) (HSV@KNX) 2017.01.15 96 [LW] Jordan Wood (R) (HSV@KNX) 2017.01.21 15 [LW] Michael Piluso (RNK@HSV) 2017.01.21 22 [C] Scott Fellnermayr (RNK@HSV) 2017.01.27 15 [LW] Michael Piluso (HSV@EVV) 2017.01.28 15 [LW] Michael Piluso (MRK@HSV) 2017.02.10 15 [LW] Michael Piluso (HSV@COL) 2017.02.10 74 [D] Zach Carriveau (HSV@COL) 2017.02.11 15 [LW] Michael Piluso (MRK@HSV) 2017.02.14 01 [G] Adam Courchaine (KNX@HSV) 2017.02.14 15 [LW] Michael Piluso (KNX@HSV) 2017.02.14 25 [D] Andy Willigar (KNX@HSV) 2017.02.17 15 [LW] Michael Piluso (HSV@FAY) 2017.02.17 25 [D] Andy Willigar (HSV@FAY) 2017.02.19 10 [D] Nolan Kaiser (A) (PEN@HSV) 2017.02.19 25 [D] Andy Willigar (PEN@HSV) 2017.02.24 10 [D] Nolan Kaiser (COL@HSV) 2017.02.24 25 [D] Andy Willigar (COL@HSV) 2017.02.25 10 [D] Nolan Kaiser (PEN@HSV) 2017.02.25 25 [D] Andy Willigar (PEN@HSV) 2017.03.03 15 [LW] Michael Piluso (FAY@HSV) 2017.03.04 15 [LW] Michael Piluso (FAY@HSV) 2017.03.11 58 [C] Christian Powers (R) (KNX@HSV) 2017.03.14 58 [C] Christian Powers (R) (HSV@MRK) 2017.03.14 91 [RW] John Clewlow (HSV@MRK) 2017.03.18 48 [C] Eric Witzel (EVV@HSV) 2017.04.11 27 [D] Eddie Nolan (R) (HSV@MRK) 2017.04.14 27 [D] Eddie Nolan (R) (MRK@HSV) 2017.04.15 04 [C] Michael Holland (R) (MRK@HSV) 2017.04.21 44 [D] Rob Simpson (R) (PEO@HSV)
  7. Looks like Tyler Steel has his summer planned out with a trip Down Under where he will play for the Adrenaline of the AIHL. Best of luck to him.
  8. Sorry, the error is mine. I've updated the roster thread. McCormick was indeed not on the playoff roster. Eddie Nolan was a scratch for both the Wednesday and Friday games.
  9. Neither Cincinnati (Nowakowski) nor Wheeling (Daniels) clinched playoff berths in the ECHL. Their seasons are done. Sometimes players on call-up will ask to be released to return to their SPHL teams for playoffs. That said, I've not heard anything about either Nowakowski or Daniels coming back.
  10. There's no transaction posted, but Michael Holland has been added to the playoff roster. Holland hails from the Rochester Institute of Technology where he just completed 4 years of play in the NCAA program there. He played some 3-gamers with Macon in March, was signed, then waived over this past weekend. He earned 1-2-3 points in 9 games with the #1 franchise in the league. Now we'll see what he can do with the Havoc. The playoff roster stands at 19 with the addition of Holland.
  11. Looks like Willigar won't be joining the Havoc in the first round. 04/07/17 Willigar, Andy (D) placed on 14-day IR 04/07/17 Phee, Steven (C) activated from IR Tateson and Kaiser completed their 4-game suspensions with the the 4/7 game in Fayetteville.
  12. Per the Havoc front office:
  13. The Havoc release Tyler Noseworthy as they fine tune the roster for playoffs. Noseworthy notched 1-0-1 points in 10 games and was a minus-7 since joining the Havoc back in February. 04/03/17 Noseworthy, Tyler (RW) placed on waivers 04/03/17 Noseworthy, Tyler (RW) activated from IR Piluso and Phee remain on IR. Both should be eligible for return this week, or they could remain on the shelf while the coach continues to kick the tires on post collegiates McCormick and Sharkey. McCormick is 4-1-5 and Sharkey is 1-4-5, both in 5 games. Speaking of the coach, Detulleo completed his three game suspension and should be back behind the bench for the final games of regular season on the road in Fayetteville. Tateson and "Naiser" each have one more game on suspension.
  14. "but make it so they can work with hockey if your team makes playoff" == $$$ I'm sure every arena would be happy to reserve playoff dates a year in advance along with the regular season dates -- and at the same cost. Whether the team winds up using the date or not. But you could be right that this needs to be a league problem, not an individual team problem. Every team kicking into a "playoff fund" that negotiates some number of reserved dates well in advance and at risk. Maybe teams that didn't make the playoffs are exempted from donations in the following season or something. The details would be interesting to work out.
  15. Monster Jam is in the arena next weekend (April 7-9), which means the ice has to come out. After that, the Oakwood Alumni Association is booked into the arena and East Hall on Friday the 14th, so I'm guessing the ice and boards can't (or won't) go back in until they're gone. Then there are charity concerts in the arena on the 27th and 30th, so your guess is as good as mine whether they'll put down ice in between or just play at the Iceplex.
  16. What do you want? A slick Department of Player Safety video with the word "HISTORY" prominently displayed in the summary?
  17. Here are the final suspensions from the Macon game.
  18. The SPHL announced suspensions this afternoon following the post-game altercation between Macon and Huntsville. Kaiser's suspension stems from a match penalty, while Tateson and Fellnermayr each had game misconducts.
  19. Witzel was claimed by Peoria. Best of luck to him as he pulls on a Rivermen jersey. Peoria 03/23/17 ADD Witzel, Eric (C) claimed off waivers
  20. The Havoc sign another post-collegiate player in Kyle Sharkey. 03/22/17 Sharkey, Kyle (LW) signed contract
  21. The injury bug continues to bite as Phee moves to IR and Noseworthy extends his stay. While Phee could return during regular season, Noseworthy won't be back until playoffs. 03/21/17 Noseworthy, Tyler (RW) placed on 21 day IR 03/21/17 Phee, Steven (C) placed on 14-day IR Witzel can't catch a break as he gets cut from the team for the second time. The first time was in January after a trio of 3-game tryouts. When injuries began to take their toll, he was re-signed in late February. He ultimately earned the first (and so far only) suspension of the season for the Havoc during the infamous game with Knoxville. Overall, Witzel tallied 4-7-11 points over 17 games and was a plus-8 with 30 PIM. 03/21/17 Witzel, Eric (C) placed on waivers The post-collegiate train continues with the signing of Darren McCormick.from SUNY-Cortland. Although he's a rookie, he's already played (briefly) with ECHL Elmira. In the NCAA D3 program at SUNY, he went 21-10-31 over 25 games in his final year. 03/21/17 McCormick, Darren (LW) signed contract
  22. There's Pints & Pixels if you and your kids like video games, or Humphrey's Bar & Grill nearby. Or Sam & Greg's if you prefer pizza and gelato. And Below The Radar if you'd like to sample local craft beer. Plenty of other options within a few blocks walking distance inside the downtown area, or chain restaurants up and down the Parkway.
  23. The Havoc have released Luc Boby following the completion of his 3-game tryout. He earned 0-1-1 points over the term, an assist against the RiverKings. 03/19/17 Boby, Luc (LW) released from 3 game tryout
  24. After an absence extending all the way back to Christmas, Tater has finally been reactivated. 03/18/17 Tateson, Justin (D) activated from IR Making space on the roster for Tateson, post-collegiate rookie Brandon Millin was released after 7 games. He tallied 1-1-2 points and was a -3 during his brief stay on the bench. 03/18/17 Millin, Brandon (LW) placed on waivers
  25. Inevitably, the incident has reached the national level on Yahoo's Puck Daddy blog and the AP newswire. Brace yourselves. "Goon league" accusations are coming.