SPHL Board of Governors votes unanimously to cancel remainder of 2019-20 season
The SPHL's Board of Governors has voted unanimously to cancel the remainder of the 2019-20 season. In a statement, commissioner Doug Price said the current coronavirus outbreak is "bigger than hockey and bigger than sports."
SPHL's Fayetteville Marksmen to host first ever pro hockey game on a military installation
When the Fayetteville Marksmen host the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs in October for a pre-season game in Fort Bragg, it'll mark the first time a pro hockey game has been held on a military installation. Mark it down as one of the most unique hockey promotions in recent history.
Pick your poison: Top teams in SPHL get their choice of playoff opponent
The SPHL’s first-round ‘challenge’ format is a unique approach – but be careful what you wish for.
Puck rock: A look at some of the best musical tie-ins in hockey history
A high-paced sport like hockey is a perfect fit to honor music legends, and thankfully, there have been many instances of the two worlds colliding.
Don’t call it a gimmick: SPHL striving to innovate with playoff challenge format
Some may call the SPHL's new Challenge Round playoff format a novelty or a gimmick, but the minor pro league is striving to innovate, just as they did when they introduced 3-on-3 overtime more than a decade ago.
SPHL’s Cottonmouths involved in rollover bus crash, escape without life-threatening injuries
A bus carrying the 24 people, including the SPHL’s Columbus Cottonmouths, rolled over Thursday afternoon. All were taken to hospital, but no one aboard the bus suffered life-threatening injuries.
The 10 strangest team names throughout the minor leagues
From the AHL to the LNAH, minor league teams have gone off the map to find their monikers. Here are 10 of the strangest throughout North America’s minor leagues.
Shannon Szabados lands new SPHL gig, could return to Team Canada
Shannon Szabados is sticking around in the SPHL after becoming a free agent this off-season, and she could be set to make her return to Team Canada after two seasons away from the program.
SPHL's Cottonmouths unveil great new logo after two decades with old mark
The Columbus Cottonmouths have won three titles and made the post-season in all but four of their 20 seasons, but the team is starting fresh after a disappointing 2015-16. The Cottonmouths unveiled a new logo, their first new primary mark in two decades.
Former Maple Leafs coach, longtime ECHL bench boss John Brophy passes away at 83
John Brophy, the second-winningest coach in professional hockey history, passed away Monday at 83. Brophy won 1,027 games and spent the majority of his coaching career in the ECHL, which named its coach of the year award after Brophy and inducted him into its Hall of Fame in 2009.
Pensacola Ice Flyers score with 0.2 seconds left in regulation to win SPHL championship
The SPHL’s Pensacola Ice Flyers scored a literal last-second game-winning goal to take home their third President’s Cup in four seasons. Josh Cousineau got the game-winner as the Ice Flyers swept the final and stunned the top-ranked Peoria Rivermen.
SPHL team booted from home ahead of playoffs, building booked for monster truck rally
The SPHL’s Peoria Rivermen, the league’s top team, have been kicked out of their home arena ahead of the playoffs after Carver Arena booked a monster truck rally and religious event at the venue. The Rivermen will have to instead play home games at their 950-seat practice facility.
SPHL player suspended for remainder of season after spearing opponent in the face
The SPHL suspended Louisiana winger Tyler Barr for the remainder of the season after he speared an opponent in the face. It was Barr’s first game back from a five-game suspension and this is the fourth time he’s been suspended this season.
Shannon Szabados makes history, first woman to register shutout in men’s pro hockey
Shannon Szabados made history by becoming the first woman to post a shutout in a men’s professional league. Szabados, 29, made 33 saves against the Huntsville Havoc and picked up her third win of the season.
SPHL suspends coach, player after running, injuring of opposing goaltender
Columbus Cottonmouths coach Jerome Bechard and forward Craig Simchuk have been suspended by the SPHL pending review following a hit that left Peoria Rivermen goaltender Kyle Rank injured. Rank, the two-time defending SPHL goaltender of the year, was stretchered off the ice.
The Shannon Szabados story: why her rise to men's pro hockey stardom shouldn't surprise us
Shannon Szabados' rise up the men's pro ranks as a female goalie was an unconventional one. She was a lot more prepared for the transition than many people realize.