SPHL Announces Partnership with Nickelodeon

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (September 16, 2019) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) announced today that they are teaming up with Nickelodeon for the 2019-2020 season and will feature the brand’s iconic properties in game promotions across the league’s 10 teams including SpongeBob SquarePants, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, PAW Patrol and Double Dare.

Throughout the season, SPHL teams will have a night dedicated to a specific Nickelodeon property. Each game will showcase special Nickelodeon-themed jerseys from OT Sports, appearances from Nickelodeon characters, in-game activities and more. Fans will also have the opportunity to purchase the limited-edition jerseys through both real-time and online auctions.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Nickelodeon on this league-wide promotion,” said SPHL Commissioner Doug Price. “Fans of all ages have grown up with Nickelodeon and by bringing their characters to every arena, we hope to attract new fans, particularly families, to the SPHL experience.”

“Through this collaboration with the Southern Professional Hockey League we are expanding our burgeoning sports program to a new and loyal fan base,” said Sharon Cohen, EVP of Nickelodeon Experiences. “We are excited to offer hockey fans across the country an opportunity to interact with the Nickelodeon characters they know and love via a program that marries the best of both brands.”

Team                                             Game Date
Birmingham Bulls                          January 25, 2020
Evansville Thunderbolts                February 29, 2020
Fayetteville Marksmen                  February 29, 2020
Huntsville Havoc                           March 7, 2020
Knoxville Ice Bears                       February 9, 2020
Macon Mayhem                            February 1, 2020
Peoria Rivermen                           February 28, 2020
Pensacola Ice Flyers                    March 21, 2020
Quad City Storm                           December 27, 2019
Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs            January 10, 2020

Nickelodeon, now in its 40th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

Now in its 16th season, the Southern Professional Hockey League is comprised of 10 members located throughout the southeastern and midwestern United States. Headquartered in Huntersville, North Carolina, the mission of the SPHL is to provide a quality, family-friendly entertainment product structured inside an economic model that is viable for small and
mid-size markets and arenas. For more information about the SPHL, visit the league’s website at www.thesphl.com.