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Peoria's Jean-Guy Trudel Named SPHL Coach of the Year

April 19, 2018 - HUNTERSVILLE, NC - The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Thursday announced that Jean-Guy Trudel of the Peoria Rivermen has been selected as the SPHL Coach of the Year in a vote of league coaches, general managers and media representatives. Macon's Kevin Kerr and Pensacola's Jeff Bes finished tied for second in the voting. Trudel led the Rivermen to a 38-13-5 record, capturing the William B. Coffey Trophy as regular season champions for the third time in four seasons. Peoria's 81 points matched the league m... Full Story

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Rivermen Bear Down in Final Two Periods Wednesday

April 18, 2018 - Peoria, IL - The Peoria Rivermen scored six unanswered goals in the final 40 minutes of regulation Wednesday night as they cruised to a 6-1 series-opening win over the Knoxville Ice Bears. The win gives Peoria a 1-0 edge in the Best-of-3 set before Game 2 Friday night in Knoxville, TN. The Ice Bears opened the scoring with a goal just past the midway point of the first period. Ice Bears winger Berkley Scott collected a pass from teammate David Brancik and cruised to the Peoria blueline. From just inside the Rivermen strip... Full Story

Mayhem Take Game One of President's Cup Semi-Finals with 6-4 Victory over Huntsville

April 18, 2018 - HUNTSVILLE, AL - The Macon Mayhem are just one win away from a second-consecutive berth in the President's Cup Finals, as they defeated the Huntsville Havoc 6-4 in game one of the best-of-three President's Cup Semi-Finals on Wednesday. HOW IT HAPPENED For the first time in the last three games, the Mayhem allowed the first goal of the hockey game. In a period where the Mayhem were outshot 16-to-9, Huntsville's Kyle Sharkey gave the Havoc the lead at the 5:28 mark of the first. With just under seven minutes left in the ... Full Story

Brad Barone Named SPHL Goaltender of the Year

April 18, 2018 - ROANOKE, VA - The Southern Professional Hockey League announced on Wednesday that Rail Yard Dawgs goaltender Brad Barone has been named the league's 2017-18 Goaltender of the Year. Barone was selected in a vote of the league's coaches, general managers and media representatives. Barone appeared in 36 games with the Rail Yard Dawgs and went 15-15-2. He led the league with a .917 save percentage and finished fifth in goals against average at 2.93. The third year pro out of Boston College earned call-ups to the ECHL's Readin... Full Story

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Birmingham Bulls Birmingham Bulls - Pelham, Alabama
Evansville Thunderbolts Evansville Thunderbolts - Evansville, Indiana
Fayetteville Marksmen Fayetteville Marksmen - Fayetteville, North Carolina
Huntsville Havoc Huntsville Havoc - Huntsville, Alabama
Knoxville Ice Bears Knoxville Ice Bears - Knoxville, Tennessee
Macon Mayhem Macon Mayhem - Macon, Georgia
Mississippi RiverKings Mississippi RiverKings - Memphis, Tennessee
Pensacola Ice Flyers Pensacola Ice Flyers - Pensacola, Florida
Peoria Rivermen Peoria Rivermen - Peoria, Illinois
Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs - Roanoke, Virginia

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