Rail Yard Dawgs hit road with revitalized Jones

By Aaron McFarling, The Roanoke Times (Photo by Don Petersen) Late in Roanoke’s 2-0 victory over Macon on Sunday, Jeff Jones swept a backhanded shot toward the vacated opposing net. The Berglund Center crowd groaned as the puck trickled just wide of the left post, denying Jones a hat trick. “Obviously, it would have been […]

Ice Flyers offering $5 ticket weekend for games against Birmingham, Roanoke

By Bill Vilona, Pensacola News Journal (Photo by Jody Link) In a season with only 28 scheduled home games, each one carries its own importance and placement on a promotional calendar. But the annual $5 ticket weekend the Ice Flyers will celebrate on Friday and Saturday at the Pensacola Bay Center brings a unique vibe […]

Marksmen maximizing points opportunities

By Thomas Pope, Fayetteville Observer “I think we’re showing we can win a lot of different ways.” The Fayetteville Marksmen could not have been more productive the past two weekends. In four games — two on the road at Macon, the home this past weekend against Macon and Knoxville — the Marksmen earned eight points, […]

Storm look for consistency in second half

By Bobby Metcalfe, Quad-City Times Some hockey teams insist they don’t pay attention to where they are in the standings. The Quad City Storm aren’t one of them, with a board with the Southern Professional Hockey League league table prominently displayed just inside the team’s locker room. “We like to keep an eye on the […]

Peoria’s Ryland Pashovitz named Warrior Hockey/SPHL Player of the Week

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (January 21, 2020) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) announced today that Ryland Pashovitz of the Peoria Rivermen is the Warrior Hockey/SPHL Player of the Week for January 13-19. In a battle of two of the top three teams in the standings, Pashovitz went 2-0-0 with a 1.69 goals against average and […]

Marksmen’s Malcolm Hayes, Josh Victor followed long path to SPHL

By Thomas Pope, Fayetteville Observer Defensemen from Austin and Atlanta didn’t grow up in traditional hockey hotbeds, Josh Victor and Malcolm Hayes didn’t grow up in hockey hot spots, given that they’re from Austin, Texas, and Atlanta, respectively. Their surroundings, though, haven’t kept them from pursuing a passion for the game and making a living […]

Rivermen duel Ice Flyers to 3-2 shootout victory

Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen and Pensacola Ice Flyers battled to a shootout for the second time in their three games in four-day series, with Peoria taking the rubber match by a 3-2 final in a shootout. The Rivermen got goals from Alec Hagaman, Alec Baer, and the game winner from Zach Nieminen securing […]

Sova, Di Salvo lead Storm to weekend split in Evansville

Quad-City Times staff report EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Joe Sova assisted on three goals and Peter Di Salvo stopped 30 shots in goal to help the Quad City Storm record a 4-0 win over Evansville on Saturday night at the Ford Center. A night after scoring three third-period goals in a 7-4 defeat to Evansville, the […]

Dawgs falter late, fall in OT 3-2

ROANOKE, Va. – The Rail Yard Dawgs surrendered a lead in the final minute of regulation and went on to fall to the Macon Mayhem in overtime, 3-2, Saturday night at Berglund Center. Both CJ Stubbs and Lincoln Griffin had a goal and an assist in the loss. With the Dawgs trailing, 1-0, in the third […]

Wojtala’s heroic effort secures Marksmen weekend sweep

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The Crown Coliseum would play host to many acts of heroism on Saturday Night, as over 3000 fans packed the arena for a night of Super Heroes and celebrating the real life heroes of the Cape Fear Valley NICU. With a crowded Crown, the Marksmen would put on an entertaining effort enroute to […]