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Rivermen Roll Past Storm, Hagaman Rolls into Third All-Time Scoring on Sunday

SPHL Peoria Rivermen March 26, 2023 - PEORIA, IL - Alec Hagaman made history and the Rivermen made a lot of noise in their 8-2 thumping of the Quad City Storm at Carver Arena on Sunday night. Unlike Saturday night, Peoria did not have the hot start they hoped would carry over as The Quad City Storm were able to capitalize on a short-handed odd-man rush to take a 1-0 lead. It took a Rivermen power play to tie the game up as the Rivermen were able to get a goal from right in front as Mitch McPherson deposited the puck into the back of the net on a third-chance ... Full Story

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Dawgs Crush Ice Bears for Franchise Record 29th Win

SPHL Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs March 26, 2023 - ROANOKE, VA. - The Rail Yard Dawgs (29-17-5) set a new franchise record with their 29th win of the season, destroying the Knoxville Ice Bears (30-21-3) in a 7-3 rout at Berglund Center on Sunday. Dominiks Marcinkevics tallied four points, while Matt O'Dea, Mac Jansen, and Billy Vizzo each notched three points. Other Roanoke goals came from Gehrett Sargis, Alex DiCarlo, CJ Stubbs, and Brendan Pepe. Both teams created plenty of chances in the first period, but only one shot lit the lamp before the first intermission. A wris... Full Story

Spectacular Goaltending, Huge Crowd, Big Win in Ice Flyers Final Saturday Home Game

SPHL Pensacola Ice Flyers March 26, 2023 - The Ice Flyers could have never imagined a more fitting narrative for a specialty-jersey game. On a Saturday night when Pensacola's team was emblazoned in American Magic designed uniforms - a nod to the America's Cup sailing team training here - Ice Flyers goaltender Brad Arvanitis was, well, magical. He produced an unforgettable save - a see-it-to-believe-it, diving grab, late in the third period, plus several more acrobatic rejections, as the Ice Flyers turned back the Evansville Thunderbolts in a 3-1 victory that th... Full Story

Ice Bears Clinch Playoff Spot Behind Scoring Surge

SPHL Knoxville Ice Bears March 25, 2023 - The Knoxville Ice Bears clinched a playoff spot with a 8-6 win over the Macon Mayhem Saturday night at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. The Ice Bears remain the only team to appear in each postseason in the history of the SPHL. The win also snapped a three-game skid. Bailey Conger stole a cross-ice pass at the Macon blue line right after the face off and sped into the zone for a breakaway. He buried a wrist shot past Trevor Martin to give Knoxville the lead ten seconds into the game. Macon responded 21 seconds later wh... Full Story

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Sun., Mar 26 Knoxville 3 at Roanoke 7 Final
Sun., Mar 26 Quad City 2 at Peoria 8 Final
Sun., Mar 26 Evansville 1 at Pensacola 4 Final
Sun., Mar 26 Macon 5 at Huntsville 4 Final
Sat., Mar 25 Fayetteville 2 at Roanoke 1 Final (SO)
Sat., Mar 25 Macon 6 at Knoxville 8 Final
Sat., Mar 25 Birmingham 4 at Huntsville 3 Final
Sat., Mar 25 Evansville 1 at Pensacola 3 Final
Sat., Mar 25 Peoria 6 at Quad City 1 Final
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