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Wanda Amos Community Service Award nominations now open

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (June 21, 2022) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) announced today that nominations for the Wanda Amos Community Service Award are now being accepted. After a two-year hiatus due to the effects of the pandemic on the league, the award will again recognize an organization, current team staff member or league alumnus […]

Macon’s Cynthia West named SPHL Athletic Trainer of the Year

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (May 26, 2022) – The Southern Professional Hockey League announced Thursday that Cynthia West of the Macon Mayhem is the recipient of the 2021-2022 SPHL Athletic Trainer of the Year Award. The winner was selected by a vote of the league’s equipment managers and athletic trainers. West, a native of Ft. Worth, Texas, […]

Storm’s Josh Eaves named SPHL Equipment Manager of the Year

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (May 26, 2022) – The Southern Professional Hockey League announced Thursday that Josh Eaves of the Quad City Storm is the recipient of the 2021-2022 SPHL Equipment Manager of the Year Award. The winner was selected by a vote of the league’s equipment managers and athletic trainers. Eaves was born in Joliet, Illinois, […]

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, […]