SPHL announces regular season awards schedule

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 3, 2020) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Friday announced its regular season awards schedule: Thursday, April 9 All-Rookie Team Friday, April 10 All-SPHL First-Team and Second-Team Monday, April 13 Defenseman of the Year Tuesday, April 14 Rookie of the Year Wednesday, April 15 Goaltender of the Year Thursday, April […]

SPHL Announces Cancellation of 2019-2020 Season

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (March 15, 2020) – The Southern Professional Hockey League today announced its Board of Governors voted unanimously to cancel of the remainder of the 2019-2020 regular season and playoffs. SPHL Commissioner Doug Price made the following statement: The decision made to cancel the remainder of the regular season and playoffs was extremely difficult. […]

SPHL announces suspension of 2019-2020 season

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (March 12, 2020) – For the safety of our fans, players, team personnel and arena staff, the Southern Professional Hockey League today announced that due to concerns over the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, it has suspended the 2019-2020 season effective immediately. The SPHL and its member teams will continue to monitor developments over the […]

Pierog, Ylitalo propel Mayhem to decisive triumph

Playing their final game against the Knoxville Ice Bears this season, the Mayhem seized control in the second half of the contest and skated to a 5-3 victory on Fan Appreciation Night. Four seconds into the game, Dylan Denomme and Dwyer Tschantz engaged in a planned fight. It was a long, spirited bout, but Denomme […]

Peoria’s Zach Nieminen named Warrior Hockey/SPHL Player of the Week

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (March 10, 2020) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) today announced that Zach Nieminen of the Peoria Rivermen has been named the Warrior Hockey/SPHL Player of the Week for March 2-8. Nieminen scored four goals, including one game-winner, added three assists and was +4 as the Rivermen went 3-0-0 over the weekend […]

Storm concede crucial point with OT loss

By Bobby Metcalfe, Quad-City Times With the season winding down, the Quad City Storm have to focus on the things they can control. They aren’t expecting help from anyone else. To read more, visit the Quad-City Times website

Rivermen battle back, win shootout thriller 3-2

Peoria, IL – For the second straight night, the Peoria Rivermen fell behind and had to battle back, this time against the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs. The Rivermen got a pair of goals from Zach Nieminen and the game tying goal in the final minutes of regulation from Ryan Cusin en route to a 3-2 […]

Ice Flyers produce special performance, raise $25,229 for Autism Pensacola

Pensacola, Fla. (March 8, 2020) – On a night for a special cause, the Ice Flyers ended their home struggles with a performance to remember. They exploded for three goals within a near three-minute span in the first period, then never lapsed, which led into a resounding 7-2 victory Saturday against first-place Fayetteville that made a […]

Dawgs tie it late to force OT, but fall 5-4

MOLINE, Ill. – Jeff Jones scored shorthanded with just 32 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game and force overtime but Connor Fries netted the game-winner and the Quad City Storm beat the Rail Yard Dawgs in OT, 5-4, Saturday night at the TaxSlayer Center. Roanoke settled for one standings point in the overtime […]

Rivermen fall behind early, fight back for 3-2 win

Peoria, IL – The Rivermen fell behind by two goals, then scored three unanswered for a comeback victory in front of 3,576 fans at Carver Arena Saturday night. Jordan Ernst had a pair of goals and Connor Hutchins had the game winner. The win lifts Peoria to 32-8-5 on the season and first in the […]