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SPHL New Teams

Post by #1 Guard Fan » Thu Feb 02, 2006 7:27 pm

Looks like there will be some new teams in the league next year. Now lets just hope that we can keep the teams that we have already.
http://www.thesphl.com/news/?id=2618

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Post by zerotollerance » Sat Feb 04, 2006 6:39 pm

I hope you are right! It looks like the Seals have been pulling more fans recently and PD has new owners, but I'm not sure if Jax will stick around next year. Their attendance is weak and their rent is crazy. If Richmond jumps in along with one other team (Pensacola???), a strong eight team league would be nice.

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Post by #1 Guard Fan » Sat Feb 04, 2006 7:17 pm

The rumor now is that both current Fl teams will fold. I am glad to see that Pee Dee got a new ownership group and is willing to get the fans back into the game. I am hoping for a 10+ team league next year

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Missouri

Post by spider » Sat Feb 04, 2006 9:47 pm

What about teams in Missouri? I know of a couple of places that would work well for hockey.
What kind of seating caps are they looking at?

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Post by rams80 » Sun Feb 05, 2006 12:39 am

spider wrote:What about teams in Missouri? I know of a couple of places that would work well for hockey.
What kind of seating caps are they looking at?


The farthest west you get in this league is Huntsville, AL and Knoxville, TN.

Travel costs alone make any Missouri team a non-starter.
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Post by Mike4FireAntz34 » Sun Feb 05, 2006 4:17 pm

I hope we get more teams for next year as well .

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Post by #1 Guard Fan » Mon Feb 06, 2006 7:23 pm

Yeah this is more of a short bus drive league but that helps teams out with the money side.

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Post by Minor League Man » Sun Feb 12, 2006 1:12 am

Here are my hopes:
VIRGINIA:
Chesapeake
NORTH CAROLINA:
Greensboro
Asheville
Winston-Salem
Kannapolis
SOUTH CAROLINA:
Myrtle Beach
GEORGIA:
Macon
Athens
Savannah
Rome
Albany
ALABAMA:
Birmingham
Mobile
TENNESSEE:
Chattanooga
Memphis
FLORIDA:
Tallahassee
Daytona Beach
Lakeland
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Post by Mike4FireAntz34 » Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:49 am

Minor League Man wrote:Here are my hopes:
VIRGINIA:
Chesapeake
NORTH CAROLINA:
Greensboro
Asheville
Winston-Salem
Kannapolis
SOUTH CAROLINA:
Myrtle Beach
GEORGIA:
Macon
Athens
Savannah
Rome
Albany
ALABAMA:
Birmingham
Mobile
TENNESSEE:
Chattanooga
Memphis
FLORIDA:
Tallahassee
Daytona Beach
Lakeland


1.The SPHL isnt gonna have Fayetteville left out...
2.The league wont be that size for about 5-10 more years.

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Memphis?

Post by TXBugzFan » Sun Feb 12, 2006 6:13 am

Memphis already has a hockey team, although they play in Northern MS, just outside of Memphis. I don't think the area could support two hockey teams. One, or both, would suffer probably. I could be wrong, but who knows. The Riverkings (or Riverqueens as we like to call them in Bug country) are in the Central Hockey League.

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