Welcome to Part 1 of the 2016 SPHL Year-in-Review Podcast, where Matthew Harding and Sin Bin SPHL Editor Mike Campos discuss the hot topics around the Southern Professional Hockey League from the past year!

Some of the topics the guys cover include:

  • The Kyle Rank/Craig Simchuk incident
    • Simchuk suspended a league-record 28 games
    • Did Jerome Bechard order the ‘code red?’
  • Peoria’s record win streaks (overall & road)
  • Tyler Barr‘s back-to-back suspensions
    • Five games for cross-checking Nolan Kaiser
    • Season-ending suspension for actions against Alec Hagaman in game on Sunday, February 14
  • After the very public, drawn out process regarding a new lease deal with the Ford Center, Evansville joins Roanoke as SPHL expansion teams for the 2016-17 season
  • Peoria swept in Pensacola, shows some cracks in the armor as a league title contender
  • David Segal retires
    • Ends career with after seven seasons in Knoxville, and being moved to Pensacola.
    • He is 2nd all-time PIM with 1,780
    • In 333 SPHL Games – Segal had 92G, 65A, 157pts and was +33
  • Peoria sets league records for regular season wins, points, fewest goals allowed
  • Columbus misses the SPHL playoffs for first time since joining league
  • Jeff Pyle named as head coach of the Evansville Thunderbolts, Sam Ftorek named head coach of the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs
  • Recap of the 2016 President’s Cup Playoffs, including the Cup-clinching goal by the Pensacola Ice Flyers

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