SPHL announces rebrand, 20th Anniversary logo

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (August 1, 2023) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) announced Tuesday that effective immediately it will simply be known as the SPHL. The original SPHL logo will continue to be used, but the words ‘Southern Professional Hockey League’ will be removed as the league has branched out in recent years to include […]

Marksmen play-by-play voice Drew Blevins accepts ECHL role

“There aren’t words to describe my gratitude to the Marksmen faithful over the last two years,” said Blevins. “The Norris family, Alex, Joey, Shawn, [former Marksmen head coach Cory Melkert], Kyle – everyone, I have to thank for the experience and the memories of the last two seasons.” In his SPHL career, Blevins served as […]

Rivermen coach founded hockey academy for area kids. Now, it’s growing

Jean-Guy Trudel is on the ice for three group sessions of his Tru Hockey Academy, then recruits in his role as head coach and general manager of the Peoria Rivermen, then hits practice with the junior hockey Peoria Mustangs and goes through planning sessions for Peoria Youth Hockey Association travel teams. He calls that Monday. […]

Dawgs’ mascot visits lemonade stand to help fund season tickets

In the dog days of summer, not much beats a glass of ice-cold lemonade. At one stand in Roanoke County, it’ll only run you a dollar a cup. But those dollars add up when you’re dreaming big. “We want to accomplish season tickets to the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs because ever since December, I’ve loved […]

Macon Mayhem announce new majority owner

– Today, the Macon Mayhem of the Southern Professional Hockey League is proud to announce a new Majority Owner in Scott Gooch. Gooch and his family have always been passionate about sports, including ice hockey at all levels. He brings both marketing and management expertise to the Mayhem organization from his film industry business and […]

Ice Flyers announce Gary Graham as new head coach

The head coach search is over for the Ice Flyers as the team has announced the return of SPHL championship coach Gary Graham behind the bench. “I am ecstatic to be back in Pensacola,” Graham said. “I plan to put an entertaining and championship-caliber team on the ice and continue the great tradition that is […]

Ice Flyers announce 15th anniversary celebration

The Pensacola Ice Flyers are preparing a campaign to celebrate their 15th anniversary, launching a logo to mark the occasion and releasing details about the milestone. The official 15th anniversary commemorates the first season the Ice Flyers took to the ice in 2009. https://iceflyers.com/ice-flyers-announce-15th-anniversary-celebration/

Marksmen name Ryan Cruthers 7th head coach in franchise history

The Fayetteville Marksmen, proud members of the Southern Professional Hockey League, have signed Ryan Cruthers as the director of hockey operations and seventh head coach in team history. Cruthers’s coaching experience has included multiple stops at the top levels of American junior hockey. He was the head coach and assistant general manager of the USHL’s […]

SPHL Releases 2023-2024 Regular Season Schedule

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (July 6, 2023) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) announced Thursday it will drop the puck for its 20th anniversary season on Friday, October 20 with three games headlining Opening Night. The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs will raise their first President’s Cup championship banner prior to taking on Fayetteville. In addition, Huntsville […]

Marksmen Head Coach Melkert moving on to ECHL, will join Fort Wayne as an Assistant

The Fayetteville Marksmen, proud members of the Southern Professional Hockey League, have announced that head coach Cory Melkert will not be returning to the Marksmen organization after accepting a position in the ECHL. Melkert will join former Marksmen head coach Jesse Kallechy as his assistant coach with the Fort Wayne Komets, an affiliate of the […]