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Ice Flyers Win 3-2 Again, Take 2-0 Series Lead

May 1, 2016 - PEORIA, Ill. - The Pensacola Ice Flyers (6-0) took a two games to none lead in the 2016 SPHL President's Cup Final against the Peoria Rivermen (4-3) with a 3-2 win on Sunday evening inside Carver Arena inside the Peoria Civic Center. The Rivermen opened the scoring 10:11 into the first when Dave Pszenyczny beat a screened Matt Zenzola from the left wing boards. Zenzola was in position to make a save should a shot come from the right but the screen in front of him caused him to miss the pass by Benjamin Rubin over to Pszen... Full Story

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Holka's OT winner gives Ice Flyers 3-2 win, 1-0 series lead

April 30, 2016 - PEORIA, Ill. - The Pensacola Ice Flyers (5-0) had three goals from three different scorers to secure a 3-2 over the Peoria Rivermen (4-2) and take a 1-0 series win in the best-of-five SPHL President's Cup Final. Brandon Zurn opened the scoring early in the first when he scooped up a loose puck to the right of Peoria's goal and fired the puck into the open net as Rivermen goalie Kyle Rank was still to the left side of the crease. Paul Rodrigues and Josh Cousineau assisted on the goal that came 2:29 into the first. Joe C... Full Story

Ftorek Named First Head Coach In Rail Yard Dawgs History

April 29, 2016 - The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs are pleased to announce that Sam Ftorek has been named as the first-ever head coach of the organization. After concluding a magnificent 17-year playing career during the 2014-15 season, Ftorek made the transition to coaching and guided the Kalamazoo Wings to the ECHL playoffs this season as assistant coach. "We are ecstatic to have Sam join the Rail Yard Dawgs. We had a number of applicants for this position and it was important for us to hire someone who not only had great knowledge of the ... Full Story

Series Preview: Pensacola, Peoria Rivalry Manifests Again with Championship on the Line

April 29, 2016 - The Peoria and Pensacola hockey rivalry has always been intense, going back to the Rivermen's days in the ECHL against the Pensacola Ice Pilots. The two cities don't meet as often as some others but the games are always heated. Now the Ice Flyers and the Rivermen will renew hostilities in the Southern Professional Hockey League's first best-of-five President's Cup Final since 2011 when the Mississippi Surge swept the Augusta RiverHawks. The Rivermen finished the regular season in first place for the second season in a ... Full Story

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OurSports Central provides coverage of the following Southern Professional Hockey League teams:

Columbus Cottonmouths - Columbus, Georgia
Fayetteville FireAntz - Fayetteville, North Carolina
Huntsville Havoc - Huntsville, Alabama
Knoxville Ice Bears - Knoxville, Tennessee
Louisiana IceGators - Lafayette, Louisiana
Macon Mayhem - Macon, Georgia
Mississippi RiverKings - Memphis, Tennessee
Pensacola Ice Flyers - Pensacola, Florida
Peoria Rivermen - Peoria, Illinois
Evansville Thunderbolts * - Evansville, Indiana
Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs * - Roanoke, Virginia
* (Expansion/Inactive)

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