HUNTERSVILLE, NC (October 14, 2021) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) announced Thursday that it has postponed the opening weekend of its newest member, the Vermilion County Bobcats, due to ice conditions that prevented the team from conducting training camp and were not resolved in time to play their inaugural games Friday and Saturday against Peoria.
“I am extremely disappointed for the Bobcats organization and players and the Vermilion County hockey fans who were excited to see professional hockey for the first time in over a year and a half,” said Commissioner Doug Price. “But as a matter of safety for the players, it was necessary to postpone these games.”
Vermilion County’s next scheduled home games are Friday, November 5 (Evansville) and Saturday, November 6 (Quad City). Replacement dates for the two postponed games will be announced later.
About the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL)
Now entering its 18th season, the Southern Professional Hockey League is comprised of 11 member teams 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.