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Southern-fried hockey: How Alabama has made the sport its own

By Greg Wyshynski, ESPN.com HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — It’s not easy to blend in as a hockey player in Alabama. Usually the jig is up the minute they open their mouths. “Obviously, I don’t hear my own accent,” said Stuart Stefan, an Ontario-born assistant coach for the Huntsville Havoc of the Southern Professional Hockey League. “But you’re […]

Knoxville’s Liam Kerins named Warrior Player of the Week

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (January 8, 2019) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) today announced Liam Kerins of the Knoxville Ice Bears is the Warrior Player of the Week for December 31-January 6. Kerins scored five goals, including two game-winners, added an assist and was +5 as the Ice Bears took two of three games last […]

Rivermen clamp down, squeeze Havoc 3-0

Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen got 23 saves and a shutout from goaltender Stephen Klein en route to a 3-0 win over the Huntsville Havoc at Carver Arena Sunday afternoon. The win, Peoria’s third in as many days, lifts the Rivermen to 20-3-3 and puts them four points ahead of second-place Birmingham before next […]

Ice Bears shock Bulls in 5-4 win

Knoxville, TN (January 5, 2019) – Liam Kerins scored twice, including the overtime winner and the Ice Bears rallied to defeat the Birmingham Bulls 5-4 on Saturday at the Civic Coliseum. Knoxville overcame a two-goal deficit with three and a half minutes remaining. Mike Davis and Austin Daae score just over two minutes apart late in […]

Slow start sticks Storm

The Storm lost for the first time in 2019 Saturday night at the TaxSlayer Center 7-2 versus the Huntsville Havoc. The visitors scorched out to a 2-0 lead with goals thirty-one seconds and one minute and thirty-nine seconds into the first period.   After the first ten minutes of the frame it seemed that the Storm […]

Hauswirth, Kelley combine for 1-0 shutout

Pensacola, FL – After a remarkable comeback last night, the Marksmen entered the Pensacola Bay Center looking to continue their winning ways. With a four game win streak entering tonight’s battle, the Marksmen have been playing their best hockey in team history. In a much different, but yet still dramatic fashion, the Marksmen rallied late to […]

Rivermen blow Thunderbolts away 7-1

Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen netted four goals in the first 12:39 of the first period, added another tally 6:09 into the second, and coasted to a 7-1 victory over the Evansville Thunderbolts in Peoria Saturday night. The win, Peoria’s second in as many nights, keeps the Rivermen in sole possession of first place […]

Dawgs hang on, beat Mayhem 6-5

ROANOKE, VA – Jesse Schwartz scored twice and Vojtech Zemlicka had three assists as the Rail Yard Dawgs hung on to win a wild game over the Macon Mayhem, 6-5, Saturday night at Berglund Center. Read more

Howe scores again in loss to Quad City

Tyler Howe has been the hottest player for the Evansville Thunderbolts lately, in a time where call-ups and injuries have taken their toll against the club in recent weeks.  With 11 skaters on the ice tonight, the team battled hard, but lost 3-1 to Quad City, with an empty goal at the end. Read more

Ice Bears clipped by Bulls 4-3

Craig Simchuk scored with 1:18 remaining and the Birmingham Bulls beat the Knoxville Ice Bears 4-3 on Friday at the Civic Coliseum. The loss snaps a five-game point streak for the Ice Bears. The Bulls have won two straight. Read more