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Evansville’s Austin Plevy named SPHL Rookie of the Year

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 14, 2020) – The Southern Professional Hockey League on Tuesday announced that Austin Plevy of the Evansville Thunderbolts has been selected as the SPHL Rookie of the Year in a vote of league coaches, broadcasters and media representatives. The Langley, British Columbia native was a near-unanimous selection, receiving 17 of 20 votes, […]

Peoria’s Eric Levine named SPHL Goaltender of the Year

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 15, 2020) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Wednesday announced that Eric Levine of the Peoria Rivermen has been selected as the SPHL Goaltender of the Year in a vote of league coaches, broadcasters and media representatives. Huntsville’s Max Milosek finished second in the voting. In backstopping the Rivermen to a […]

Peoria’s Nick Neville named SPHL Defenseman of the Year

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 13, 2020) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Monday announced that Nick Neville of the Peoria Rivermen has been selected as the SPHL Defenseman of the Year in a vote of league coaches, broadcasters and media representatives. Neville led all defensemen in points (35), assists (29) and power play assists […]

All-SPHL First and Second Teams Announced

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 15, 2020) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Wednesday announced that Eric Levine of the Peoria Rivermen has been selected as the SPHL Goaltender of the Year in a vote of league coaches, broadcasters and media representatives. Huntsville’s Max Milosek finished second in the voting. In backstopping the Rivermen to […]

SPHL announces 2019-2020 All-Rookie Team

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 9, 2020) – The Southern Professional Hockey League on Thursday announced its 2019-2020 All-Rookie Team as selected by a vote of SPHL coaches, broadcasters and media representatives. F – Austin Plevy, Evansville Thunderbolts F – Shane Bednard, Fayetteville Marksmen F – Tommaso Bucci, Pensacola Ice Flyers D – Braden Hellems, Evansville Thunderbolts […]

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 […]