Birmingham’s Austin Lotz named Warrior Hockey/SPHL Player of the Week

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (January 28, 2020) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) today announced that goaltender Austin Lotz of the Birmingham Bulls was named the Warrior Hockey/SPHL Player of the Week for January 20-26. Lotz went 3-0-0, stopping 106 of 111 shots faced (0.955 save%) with a 1.62 goals against average as the Bulls extended […]

Marksmen shoot to seventh straight win in shortened game

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – If there were a hockey equivalent to a baseball game being called due to rain, it occurred this afternoon at the Crown Coliseum, as Zamboni issues would force the Marksmen and Thunderbolts to play their rubber match in a game with 20 minutes of play and a shootout. The game would start a […]

Storm Surge comes to Quad-Cities after win over Ice Bears

By Bobby Metcalfe, Quad-City Times (Photo by Jessica Gallagher) After their 6-3 win over the Knoxville Ice Bears on Sunday, the entire Quad City Storm team lined up at center ice for the victory salute and skated down the sheet, crashing into the far boards. The Storm Surge has come to the Quad-Cities. “We really […]

Johnson’s heroics, Marsh’s pair bolt Marksmen to sixth straight

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – With nearly 3,000 youth sports teams, athletes, coaches, and fans in the building for the Marksmen inaugural Youth Sports Jamboree, the Marksmen would show off what it would take to play with the big boys, as they would enter another battle with the Evansville Thunderbolts. Following a 7-5 victory the night prior, it […]

Sellout crowd of 8,049 electrifies the Bay Center, but Ice Flyers fall in OT

By Bill Vilona – Contributing Writer for the Pensacola Ice Flyers Pensacola, Fla. (Jan. 26, 2020) – Amid a sellout crowd Saturday night, matching the best in franchise history, the Ice Flyers played another overtime game containing all sorts of elements. The one thing missing? Joy at the end. Less than a minute into the extra […]

Rivermen perform heroic comeback in 5-2 win

Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen erased a 2-0 deficit to the Macon Mayhem with five unanswered and four in the third period for a 5-2 win in front of 4,669 fans inside Carver Arena Saturday night. The win, Peoria’s third in a row, moves them to 23-4-3 to maintain the top spot in the […]

Storm bounce back after collapse

By Drake Lansman, Quad-City Times Ryan Devine picked a dramatic time to score his first goal of the season for the Quad City Storm. After a second-period collapse by the Storm, Devine found the net with just 29 seconds to play to help secure a 5-4 win, igniting a home crowd at TaxSlayer Center that […]

Bulls get back to winning ways

By Alec Etheredge, Shelby County Reporter After a 7-14-4 start to the season, featuring 18 loss in their first 25 games of the 2019-20 SPHL hockey season, the Birmingham Bulls have gotten back to the winning ways of last year’s team that made a run to the SPHL finals thanks to wins in five of their last […]

Levine, Rivermen top Macon In goaltending duel 2-1

Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen and Macon Mayhem traded goals in regulation, but neither team could gain an advantage as the two clubs needed more than 60 minutes to decide a winner. Peoria got goals from Jordan Carvalho and the eventual overtime winner from Robin Hoglund to sneak past the Mayhem, 2-1 Friday night […]

Storm undone by special teams in loss to Ice Bears

By Bobby Metcalfe, Quad-City Times Special teams matter. Despite dominating the Knoxville Ice Bears for much of the night, the Quad City Storm once again struggled on special teams, allowing two power play goals in a 4-2 loss Friday at the TaxSlayer Center. The Storm entered the game with the league’s worst penalty kill and […]