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Quad City Storm Sink Peoria Rivermen

- A new page has been added to the hockey history books, as the Quad City Storm have played their first game in franchise history. The newest SPHL team took on their instate rivals at the TaxSlayer Center on Saturday.

Initial Impressions from the Wichita/Allen Three-Game Series

WICHITA, Kan. - The Wichita Thunder opened the 2018-19 season playing three of their first four games against their bitter rival, the Allen Americans. In...

SPHL Rapid Reactions – October 20, 2018

Make no mistake y'all, Tonight was quintessential SPHL hockey. It's not the polished product of the ECHL. The game is played at a slightly slower pace, it's sloppy at times, and sometimes it's downright head-scratching. It also has the kind of high drama and intensity that keeps fans on the edge of their seats.

Idaho, Utah Combine for 11 Goals in Steelheads Home Opener

The Idaho Steelheads. The Utah Grizzlies. The two clubs have been battling one another for thirteen seasons and counting, and with about a five-hour bus ride and 350 miles separating the two teams’ home rinks, the proximity has only fueled the fire for the ECHL’s two westernmost franchises.

Rapid Reactions – SPHL Opening Night

Opening night in the SPHL got off to a heck of a start. All four games were decided by a single goal, including one shootout in Macon, two come-from-behind wins, and a very controversial goal call in Pelham.

Norfolk Admirals Bring Chris Crane Back Home

At the start of every new hockey season, there are new faces to get accustomed to. One of the new faces on the Norfolk Admirals roster this year is 26-year-old forward, Chris Crane

Ruby, Trask, Di Salvo Headline Inaugural SPHL Fantasy Draft

Fantasy sports are insanely popular among sports fans. According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, about 59.3 million people play some sort of fantasy sporting game among major sports. And now, the number just increased by seven. For the first time, we at Team Sin Bin decided to have a bit of fun this season and start up our own fantasy hockey league exclusively involving SPHL players.

Macon Mayhem 2018-19 Season Preview

MACON, Ga. -- For the second time in team history, there’ll be a new head coach behind the bench for the Macon Mayhem. Leo Thomas, Macon’s assistant coach the past two seasons, was elevated to the top spot in the offseason after Kevin Kerr took the same post with Greenville in the ECHL.

Knoxville Ice Bears 2018-19 Season Preview

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Last season, new Knoxville Ice Bears head coach Jeff Carr completely revamped the roster from the one set by the previous coach, Mike Craigen. This season, Carr looks to reboot the roster again with only nine holdouts from last season on the opening night roster in hopes that his sophomore season will produce more success than his first one.

State of the Franchise: Fuel Looking to Make Playoff Push

Coming off of one of the best seasons in their short tenure, the Fuel are looking to keep the same success heading into the 2018-19 season.