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Legien joins Havoc for upcoming season

HUNTSVILLE – SPHL newcomer Jared Legien signed with the Huntsville Havoc for the 2020-21 season, Havoc Head Coach Glenn Detulleo announced. Legien, 22 years old, joins the Havoc after competing for the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology during the 2019-20 season. Last season with the Ooks, Legien played in 28 games tallying 48 points with […]

Bulls name Craig Simchuk Head Coach

Craig Simchuk has been named the second head coach of the Birmingham Bulls during the Southern Professional Hockey League era. Simchuk, 31, captained the Bulls during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons, then retired and served as an assistant coach with the organization last season. He succeeds Jamey Hicks, who will remain with the Bulls as […]

Ice Flyers add defenseman Lagrone for 2020-21

Pensacola, Fla. (Nov. 23, 2020) – The Ice Flyers have announced the addition of point-producing defenseman and All-American, Duggie Lagrone, for the upcoming season. Lagrone is entering his first pro season in North America as he spent last season overseas in France playing for Chambéry. In 26 games played, he had five goals and 13 […]

‘The best hockey that anybody’s ever seen in Macon, Georgia’

On January 2nd, 2021, Macon Mayhem Hockey is returning to the Macon Coliseum with all the action Central Georgians have grown to love since the team’s debut in 2015. COVID-19 precautions led the Southern Professional Hockey League to cancel games and postpone the ’20-’21 season, but major announcements and plans have continued to engage fans […]

Finley named Athletic Trainer for Stingrays

Peoria, IL – Peoria native and 2019-20 SPHL Athletic Trainer of the Year Max Finley has been named the new Athletic Trainer for the South Carolina Stingrays in the ECHL. Finley, 26, spent his first season in pro hockey with the Peoria Rivermen across the COVID-shortened 2019-20 season and was assigned to the team by […]

Havoc add SPHL goalie Pawloski

HUNTSVILLE – Former Marksmen and Ice Bear goaltender Jason Pawloski signed with the Huntsville Havoc for the 2020-21 season, Havoc Head Coach Glenn Detulleo announced. Pawloski appeared in five games for the Knoxville Ice Bears during the 2018-19 season recording a 2.83 goals allowed average with a .920 save percentage. He also played in two […]

Ice Flyers sign Jordan Ernst

Pensacola, Fla. (Nov. 18, 2020) – The Pensacola Ice Flyers have added another offensive weapon with the signing of Jordan Ernst for the 2020–21 season. Ernst becomes the third former Peoria Riverman to sign with the Ice Flyers after Peoria was forced to opt out of the upcoming season. The Mokena, Ill. native scored 21 […]

Ice Flyers sign Brennan Blaszczak and Taylor Best

Pensacola, Fla. (Nov. 12, 2020) – The Ice Flyers have added two more forwards for the 2020-21 season with the signing of Brennan Blaszczak and Taylor Best. Blaszczak received his first taste of pro hockey with the Ice Flyers back in the spring after signing on Feb. 24. He played six games before the season […]

Havoc sign NHL legacy forward Barnaby

HUNTSVILLE – Former Thunderbolt and NHL legacy forward Matthew Barnaby signed with the Huntsville Havoc for the 2020-21 season, Havoc Head Coach Glenn Detulleo announced Thursday. “We’re excited to add Matthew to our team for the upcoming season,” said Detulleo. “After a strong rookie season, we’re excited to watch him continue to grow. He’ll bring […]

The best Peoria Rivermen players of the SPHL era

By Dave Eminian, Peoria Journal Star (Photo by Ron Johnson) PEORIA — Pick the best players from a Peoria Rivermen franchise that has five first-place finishes in seven years in the Southern Professional Hockey League? That would be nearly impossible. Great. So let’s do it. The Rivermen closed out their first decade in the SPHL […]