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SPHL announces 2022-2023 protected lists

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (May 13, 2022) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Friday announced the players whose rights were protected for the 2022-2023 season: Birmingham – Carson Rose, Jake Pappalardo, Coltyn Bates, Jordan Martin, Troy MacTavish, Colton Fletcher, CJ Hayes, Artur Terchiyev, Mike Gurska, Jake Cass, Sam Stormoen, Troy Button, Hayden Stewart Evansville – […]

Rivermen win SPHL championship for hockey franchise’s first title in 22 years

By Dave Eminian, Peoria Journal Star (Photo credit: Tim Lester) ROANOKE, Va. — The weight is over. The Peoria Rivermen lifted the 22-pound President’s Cup on Tuesday and shed the heavy burden of 22 years without a title. The Rivermen won the SPHL championship, adding to their 40-year franchise legacy by beating the Roanoke Rail […]

Peoria wins first President’s Cup, 3-2 in OT

ROANOKE, VA – It was a storybook ending. The Peoria Rivermen rallied from two goals down to defeat the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs 3-2 in overtime to clinch their first-ever President’s Cup on Tuesday night at the Berglund Center. The first period went almost as wrong as it could have for Peoria, a turn-over in […]

Dawgs down Peoria 4-3 in Game Three

ROANOKE, VA. – The Rail Yard Dawgs extended the series on Monday night, beating the Peoria Rivermen 4-3 in Game Three of the President’s Cup Final at the Berglund Center. Nick Ford netted a hat trick with his goals spanned across just 5:45 of the second period, while Brant Sherwood scored the game-winning goal for […]

Ernst, Rivermen dominate Roanoke in Game Two, 7-3

PEORIA, IL – Peoria needed a stronger effort than on Thursday, they got that and then some on Friday. Jordan Ernst led the charge with three goals as Peoria dominated the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs 7-3 in game two of the President’s Cup Finals at Carver Arena. Peoria unloaded an offensive blitzkrieg in the first […]

Rivermen rally in Game One, down Roanoke 3-2

PEORIA, IL – Three unanswered goals and a former Badger goaltender. That was the key to victory on Thursday night as the Peoria Rivermen rallied behind their goalie Jack Berry and three unanswered goals to defeat the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs 3-2 at Carver Arena. Despite a few good shifts in the first few minutes, […]

SPHL announces President’s Cup Finals schedule

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 23, 2022) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Saturday announced the schedule for the best-of-five 2022 President’s Cup Finals: #3 Peoria Rivermen vs. #8 Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Game 1 – Thursday, April 28 at Peoria 7:15 pm Game 2 – Friday, April 29 at Peoria 7:15 pm Game 3 […]

SPHL announces suspension

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 21, 2022) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Thursday announced the following suspension: Peoria’s Kasey Kulczycki Peoria’s Kasey Kulczycki has been suspended one game under Rule 28, Supplementary Discipline, as a result of his actions in SPHL Playoff Game F-1, Peoria at Quad City, played on Wednesday, April 20. Kulczycki […]

Peoria’s Alec Baer named SPHL Most Valuable Player

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 21, 2022) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Thursday announced that Alec Baer of the Peoria Rivermen has been selected as the 2021-2022 SPHL Most Valuable Player. The SPHL Most Valuable Player award is presented annually to the player selected to be the most valuable to his team as determined […]