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SPHL announces Bobcats’ expansion draft selections

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (June 9, 2021) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Wednesday announced the results of the expansion draft held for the new Vermilion County franchise. All players not named to a returning team’s protected list were eligible for the draft pool and Vermilion County selected one player from each team. Players selected […]

Macon’s Mason Baptista named SPHL Most Valuable Player

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (May 26, 2021) – The Southern Professional Hockey League on Wednesday announced that Macon Baptista of the Macon Mayhem has been selected as the 2020-2021 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 by […]

Macon’s Kevin Kerr named SPHL Coach of the Year

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (May 25, 2021) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Tuesday announced that Kevin Kerr of the Macon Mayhem has been selected as the SPHL Coach of the Year in a vote of league representatives. Now in his second stint as head coach of the Mayhem, Kerr led Macon to the William […]

Macon’s Jake Theut named SPHL Goaltender of the Year

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (May 24, 2021) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Monday announced that Jake Theut of the Macon Mayhem has been selected as the SPHL Goaltender of the Year in a vote of league representatives. Theut went 16-1-2, leading all SPHL goaltenders in wins, while ranking second in goals against average (1.74), […]

Knoxville’s Kenton Helgesen named SPHL Defenseman of the Year

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (May 21, 2021) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Friday announced that Kenton Helgesen of the Knoxville Ice Bears has been selected as the SPHL Defenseman of the Year in a vote of league representatives. Helgesen ranked second among defensemen in goals (five) and fourth among all players in shorthanded points […]

Pensacola’s Jake Wahlin named SPHL Rookie of the Year

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (May 20, 2021) – The Southern Professional Hockey League on Thursday announced that Jake Wahlin of the Pensacola Ice Flyers has been selected as the SPHL Rookie of the Year in a vote of league representatives. Wahlin led all rookies in points (37), goals (19) and shorthanded goals (three), while ranking second in […]

SPHL announces 2020-2021 All-League First Team

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (May 19, 2021) – The Southern Professional Hockey League on Wednesday announced its 2020-2021 All-SPHL First Team: 2020-2021 All-SPHL First Team F – Mason Baptista, Macon Mayhem F – Jake Wahlin, Pensacola Ice Flyers F – Jacob Benson, Knoxville Ice Bears D – Kenton Helgesen, Knoxville Ice Bears D – Nolan Kaiser, Huntsville […]

SPHL announces 2020-2021 All-League Second Team

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (May 19, 2021) – The Southern Professional Hockey League on Wednesday announced its 2020-2021 All-SPHL Second Team: 2020-2021 All-SPHL Second Team F – Logan Nelson, Birmingham Bulls F – Eddie Matsushima, Pensacola Ice Flyers F – Rob Darrar, Huntsville Havoc D – Nick Neville, Pensacola Ice Flyers D – Casey Johnson, Macon Mayhem […]

Ice Flyers revel after delivering another championship

By Bill Vilona, Ice Flyers Correspondent The bus trip back to Pensacola took all night and came with little sleep. No one with the Ice Flyers minded, of course. They were riding on euphoria. The kind of joy only winning a championship brings. “I probably slept an hour,” said Ice Flyers team captain Garrett Milan, […]

SPHL announces 2020-2021 All-Rookie Team

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (May 18, 2021) – The Southern Professional Hockey League on Tuesday announced its 2020-2021 All-Rookie Team: F – Jake Wahlin, Pensacola Ice Flyers F – Nick Master, Knoxville Ice Bears F – Ryan Smith, Macon Mayhem D – Casey Johnson, Macon Mayhem D – Andrew McLean, Knoxville Ice Bears G – Ryan Ruck, […]