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SJSharkies4ever

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  1. Roster so far: #4 Andrew Darrigo (D) #5 Caleb Apperson (RW) #6 Evan Schultz (C) #9 Shane Topf (C) #10 Craig Simchuk (LW) #15 Jacob Barber (C) #17 Josh Harris (C) #20 Taylor Dickin (LW) #26 Steven Phee (C) ### Garrett Schmitz (D) ### Philip Siutz (D)
  2. Well, see, here is the thing; I never said there was a salary cap in the AHL. According to the CBA, it is a minimum salary for players in the AHL. (PHPA Website) I do my research when I speak on things that way when debated against, I have actual factual proof of what I speak of when others try to argue opinions with me. Remember kids, facts always overrule opinions.
  3. This is a player signing thread and not a thread to act like an immature brat trying to be some grammar nazi. Either contribute comments in regards to players signed, OR find a new thread to be your aggravating self in. I will not tolerate any irrelevant comment(s) over what may or may not be a small typo! Grow up!
  4. July 27, 2018: Philip Siutz (Defensemen from Austria)
  5. DAY DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME Friday October 19, 2018 Huntsville Havoc Birmingham, AL 7:30 PM Saturday October 20, 2018 at Pensacola Ice Flyers Pensacola, FL 7:05 PM Friday October 26, 2018 Evansville Thunderbolts Birmingham, AL 7:30 PM Friday November 2, 2018 Evansville Thunderbolts Birmingham, AL 7:30 PM Friday November 9, 2018 at Quad City Storm Moline, IL 7:10 PM Saturday November 10, 2018 at Quad City Storm Moline, IL 7:10 PM Thursday November 15, 2018 Quad City Storm Birmingham, AL 7:30 PM Friday November 16, 2018 at Huntsville Havoc Huntsville, AL 7:00 PM Saturday November 17, 2018 Huntsville Havoc Birmingham, AL 7:00 PM Wednesday November 21, 2018 Evansville Thunderbolts Birmingham, AL 7:30 PM Friday November 23, 2018 Macon Mayhem Birmingham, AL 7:30 PM Saturday November 24, 2018 at Macon Mayhem Macon, GA 7:30 PM Friday November 30, 2018 at Pensacola Ice Flyers Pensacola, FL 7:35 PM Sunday December 2, 2018 Pensacola Ice Flyers Birmingham, AL 3:30 PM Thursday December 6, 2018 at Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Roanoke, VA 7:05 PM Friday December 7, 2018 at Fayetteville Marksmen Fayetteville, NC 7:00 PM Saturday December 8, 2018 at Fayetteville Marksmen Fayetteville, NC 6:00 PM Sunday December 9, 2018 at Fayetteville Marksmen Fayetteville , NC 3:00 PM Friday December 14, 2018 Pensacola Ice Flyers Birmingham, AL 7:30 PM Saturday December 15, 2018 Huntsville Havoc Birmingham, AL 7:00 PM Friday December 21, 2018 Knoxville Ice Bears Birmingham, AL 7:30 PM Saturday December 22, 2018 at Knoxville Ice Bears Knoxville, TN 7:30 PM Friday December 28, 2018 Pensacola Ice Flyers Birmingham, AL 7:30 PM Saturday December 29, 2018 at Pensacola Ice Flyers Pensacola, FL 7:05 PM Monday December 31, 2018 at Evansville Thunderbolts Evansville, IN 6:15 PM Friday January 4, 2019 at Knoxville Ice Bears Knoxville, TN 7:30 PM Saturday January 5, 2019 at Knoxville Ice Bears Knoxville, TN 7:30 PM Friday January 11, 2019 at Macon Mayhem Macon, GA 7:30 PM Saturday January 12, 2019 at Macon Mayhem Macon, GA 7:30 PM Monday January 14, 2019 Huntsville Havoc Birmingham, AL 1:00 PM Friday January 18, 2019 Pensacola Ice Flyers Birmingham, AL 7:30 PM Saturday January 19, 2019 Pensacola Ice Flyers Birmingham, AL 7:00 PM Friday January 25, 2019 Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Birmingham, AL 7:30 PM Saturday January 26, 2019 Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Birmingham, AL 7:00 PM Friday February 1, 2019 at Pensacola Ice Flyers Pensacola, FL 7:35 PM Saturday February 2, 2019 Pensacola Ice Flyers Birmingham, AL 7:00 PM Friday February 8, 2019 at Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Roanoke, VA 7:05 PM Saturday February 9, 2019 at Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Roanoke, VA 7:05 PM Tuesday February 12, 2019 Huntsville Havoc Birmingham, AL 7:30 PM Friday February 15, 2019 at Peoria Rivermen Peoria IL 7:15 PM Saturday February 16, 2019 at Quad City Storm Moline, IL 7:10 PM Sunday February 17, 2019 at Quad City Storm Moline, IL 2:00 PM Friday February 22, 2019 Knoxville Ice Bears Birmingham, AL 7:30 PM Saturday February 23, 2019 Knoxville Ice Bears Birmingham, AL 7:00 PM Thursday February 28, 2019 at Macon Mayhem Macon, GA 7:30 PM Friday March 1, 2019 at Huntsville Havoc Huntsville, AL 7:00 PM Saturday March 2, 2019 Evansville Thunderbolts Birmingham, AL 7:00 PM Friday March 8, 2019 at Huntsville Havoc Huntsville, AL 7:00 PM Saturday March 9, 2019 at Huntsville Havoc Huntsville, AL 7:00 PM Friday March 15, 2019 Peoria Rivermen Birmingham, AL 7:30 PM Saturday March 16, 2019 Peoria Rivermen Birmingham, AL 7:00 PM Friday March 22, 2019 at Evansville Thunderbolts Evansville, IN 7:15 PM Saturday March 23, 2019 at Evansville Thunderbolts Evansville, IN 7:15 PM Friday March 29, 2019 Fayetteville Marksmen Birmingham, AL 7:30 PM Saturday March 30, 2019 Fayetteville Marksmen Birmingham, AL 7:00 PM Friday April 5, 2019 Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Birmingham, AL 7:30 PM Saturday April 6, 2019 Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Birmingham, AL 7:00 PM
  6. The December 7th game @ Fayetteville has been moved to December 9th @ 3:00 PM EST.
  7. July 18, 2018: Garrett Schmitz (Free Agent camp signee)
  8. No, that logic does not fall apart because of this one main reason: Professional: (of a person) engaged in a specified activity as one's main paid occupation rather than as a pastime. Semi-Professional: receiving payment for an activity but not relying entirely on it for a living. Definitions are definitions for a reason, and generally not open for different interpretations. SPHL weekly salary is $5,600 per week for the entire team, which roughly equates to just over $311 per week. ECHL is $12,800 (for the 2017-18 season) which actually calculates at exactly $640 per week. AHL (also comprised of actual NHL contracts) is $46,000 (2017-18 season) which equates to $2,300 per week. As a result, the AHL and ECHL are more professional than the SPHL due to players are actually able to make a living off their salaries. The downside; however, is that the ECHL still can be classified as a semi-professional league due to $640 per week during the playing months may or may not be able to sustain one during the off season. That is open to one's interpretation. The AHL is by far a professional league because if I made around $2,300 per week, I'd be great. Keep in mind though, players are still subject to income tax withholding just as with a regular 9-5 job. By the way, $640 is more than twice what the SPHL pays. On a side note, what actually separates the professional from the semi-professional is the fact that some SPHL players may never go any higher than the SPHL. ECHL players have a higher chance of reaching the NHL, or at the highest, the AHL. Again though, I didn't say semi-professional to provoke an off topic discussion. So please, commence with expansion talk.
  9. See, there is the problem. The definition you posted just proved the SPHL is a semi-professional league, by definition. They CANNOT make a living off playing in the SPHL. It is the reason most teams pay for the housing or assist in housing. They are at a lower rate than that of the ECHL, AHL and of course, the NHL. And despite most misconceptions, some SPHL players do actually have to seek employment after the season ends. See, the SPHL is an independent hockey league, much like independent baseball leagues (e.g. Frontier League, Northern League, American Association, Can Am League and Atlantic League). Affiliated ball players are actually considered, for most, as full-time professional players due to being under a contract with the major league club. I can sit here and argue the facts all night, but honestly, who has the time? Also, why waste the energy because trying to make people understand the minute differences under their preconceived notions is rather pointless.
  10. Here's the problem with that comparison; the NAHL is NOT professional, whereas the SPHL is semi-professional. Players in the SPHL are paid and the NAHL, the players are not. So, with that in mind, lower rentals for junior hockey with arenas, with money saved from player payroll with possible lower front office salaries, the team owners are able to invest more. All the talk about installing ice plants, the ice plant system itself is NOT the most expensive part. It's the actual installation of one where basically a permanent full-size working one would require a lot of construction due to having to install the piping systems underneath the flooring, which would have to be torn up and redone.
  11. Harlan, consider this your first and last warning. Please refrain from yelling at other members and calling them names! That is NOT tolerated on this site, and should it continue, I will call in the big guns.
  12. Source 1 Source 2 Source 3 Source 4 Honestly, a simple google search would tell you.
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