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Jim Combs to Step Down as SPHL President

September 24, 2018 - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) News Release

HUNTERSVILLE, NC - The Southern Professional Hockey League announced on Monday that League President Jim Combs will be stepping down to pursue other opportunities, effective November 30. Combs leaves the SPHL after 11 seasons with the league following his hiring prior to the 2007-08 season and his promotion to President before the 2010-11 campaign.

"I am very thankful to have been part of the SPHL," said Combs. "On my first day, I told our Board of Gov- ernors that we were going to become the leader in Single-A hockey, and through the efforts of our own- ers, players, coaches, officials, staff, and most importantly, our fans, I am proud to say that I am leaving the SPHL in just that position. I could not have accomplished this without each and every one of them, especially Vice President Doug Price. I would also like to thank USA Hockey, the ECHL, the NHL, and all of our league partners for their support in helping make the SPHL the success it is today."

"Jim has been a tremendous asset to the SPHL over the past 11 years and the league would not be in the position it is without his hard work and dedication," added SPHL Board of Governors Chairman Bob Kerzner. "On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Jim for his efforts and wish him nothing but the best in the future."

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