LAFAYETTE, LA –– Yesterday, the Southern Professional Hockey League finally kicked into gear with training camps opening throughout the league. Several players arrived in cities from Roanoke, Virginia to Southaven, Mississippi this week with the hopes of making each team’s 18-man opening night roster.

Our thoughts go out to our SPHL family in Fayetteville, North Carolina – home of the Fayetteville FireAntz. The community, like many in North Carolina, has been dealing with the effects of Hurricane Matthew. The Antz pre-season game with the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs has been canceled due to extensive flooding in the area. More information should become available to us, including ways we can assist with local organizations in their recovery efforts.

Finally, we look forward to unveiling our Inside The SPHL Podcast next week with a special live broadcast on YouTube Live. Join Dawne Walters from Columbus, Mike Finazzo from Evansville, and myself on Wednesday, October 19th at 7:30pm CT. We will go over the highlights of the 2015-16 season, speak with SPHL insiders as we go over team-by-team previews, and give our predictions on the upcoming season. Look for weekly podcast episodes on iTunes, Google Play, and Android podcasts throughout the season.

Training Camp Rosters

(Veteran players in Bold, Players in ECHL camps in Italic)
Note: Training camp is a highly fluid time, and rosters may change daily. We will continue to update the rosters as teams release information.

Columbus Cottonmouths

G: Brandon Jaeger, Alex Larson
F: Andy Bathgate, Chad Bennett, Keegan Bruce, Michael Bunn, Derek Gingera,  Alex Kromm, Patrick McCadden, Dylen McKinlay, Evan Neugold, Ben O’Quinn, Craig Simchuk, Jonathan Turk, Corey Tyrell
D: Ben Bauer, Cody Castro, Rusty Hafner, Kyle Johnson, Easton Oliver, Alex Pompeo, Kyle Shapiro, David Watt

Updated 10/13/16 via Pointstreak

Evansville Thunderbolts

G: Austin Keiser, Curtis Martinu, Dalton McGrath
F: Phil Bronner, Brent Clarke, Tommy Fiorentino, Lucas LaBelle, Justin Levac, Andrew Magee, Myles McCauley, Ryan Patsch, Mike Radisa, Luke Sandler, John Scorcia, Thomas Stuart-Dant, Alex Taulien, Daniel Vernace, Dave Williams
D: Brad Bourke, Dan Cornell, Andrew Darrigo, Brad Denney, Bo Driscoll, Stephen Gallo, Ben Kramer, Cody Walsh

Updated 10/13/16

Fayetteville FireAntz

G: James Kruger, Parker Van Buskirk
F: Evan Dixon, Brad Drobot, Michael Hawkrigg, Colt Kennedy, Zack MacQueen, Brett Mackie, Joseph Manno, Chris Porter, Oleg Potemkin, Tayler Thompson, Radim Valchar, Jared Wynia
D: Alex Brooks, Matt Fuller, M.J. Maerkl, Mitchell Mueller, Nate O’Brien, Nicholas Rivait, Graeme Strukoff

Updated 10/13/16 via Pointstreak.

Huntsville Havoc

G: Gordon Ceasar, Adam Courchaine, Tyler Steel
F: Diego Breckenridge, Scott Fellnermayr, Tyler French, Jeff Jones, John McGinnis, Chase Nieuwendyk, Dylan Nowakowski, Sy Nutkevitch, Michael Piluso, Bryan Sullivan, Jordan Wood
D: Zach Carriveau, Nolan Kaiser, Robby Simpson, Stuart Stefan, Justin Tateson

Updated 10/13/16 via Pointstreak

Knoxville Ice Bears

G: Brian Billett, Nick Kohn, Rick Odria
F: Ryan Alves, Andrew Bonazza, Danny Cesarz, John Clewlow, Trever Hertz, J.C. Houde, Kyle McNeil, Kyle Powell, Doug Reid, Berkley Scott, Adam Stuart, Mitchell Vandergunst, Garrett Vermeersch
D: Jake Flegel, Corey Hale, Rich Ledy, Brad Pawlowski, Jason Price

Updated 10/13/16 via Pointstreak

Macon Mayhem

G: Garrett Bartus, Spencer Finney, Jordan Ruby
F: Nick D’Avolio, Daniel Gentzler, Nick Grasso, Vadim Guskov, Mike Harris, Matt Johnson, Colin MacDonald, Matthew Moore, Stephen Pierog, Mark Rivera, Dennis Sicard, John Siemer, Stathis Soumelidis, Matt Summers, Jake Trask
D: Travis Howe, Zach Josepher, Ryan Michel, Jeff Sanders, Daniel Sobotka

Updated 10/13/16 via Pointstreak

Mississippi RiverKings

G: Brad Barone, Alex Caffi, Peter Di Salvo, Alex Vazzano
F: Tyler Barr, Dillan Fox, Matt Harrington, Todd Hosmer, Robert Lindores, Devin Mantha, Ryan Marcuz, Charlie Mosey, Mark Peraccio, Brant Sherwood
D: Richard Coyne, John Demme, Mike Grace, Sam Higgins, Chris Luker, Spencer Metcalfe, Donald Oliveri, Daniel Opalek

Updated 10/13/16 via Pointstreak

Pensacola Ice Flyers

G: Matt Zenzola, John McLean
F: Corey Banfield, Louis Belisle, Taylor Bourne, Chad Brears, Stephen Buco, Darius Cole, Josh Cousineau, Austin Daae, Logan Lemirande, Igor Leonenko, Cam Moniz, Jesse Stoughton
D: Brandon Blair, Anthony Calabrese, Aaron Clarke, Sean Gammage, Mike Krieg, Brandon Lubin, Tomas Parizek

Updated 10/13/16 via Pointstreak

Peoria Rivermen

G: Tyler Green, Matt Grogan, Troy Passingham, Storm Phaneuf, Shannon Szabados
F: Dan Bremner, Cody Dion, Thomas Gobeil, Connor Gorman, Al Graves, Alec Hagaman, Josh Harris, Jake Hauswirth, Dakota Klecha, Anton Lennartsson
D: Mark Corbett, Luke Eibler, Kyllian Kirkwood, Frank Misuraca, Carl Neilsen, Joe Sova, Chris Weidauer

Updated 10/12/16

Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs

G: Brandon Anderson, Spencer Bacon, Ryan DeMelo
F: Dmytro Babenko, Jackson Brewer, Jesse Cameron, John Celli, Mike Driscoll, David Gandara, Peter Gintoli, Tyler Gjurich, M.J. Graham-Melanson, Patrick Gregory, Dalton Jay, Cole Kapovich, Massimo Lamacchia, Steve Mele, Mike Moroso, Josh Pietrantonio, Jason Popek
D: Travis Armstrong, Tim Boyle, Bryan Dallaire, Brayden Krusch, Cory Melkert, Nick Schneider, Nathan Sherriff, Phil Tesoriero

Updated 10/12/16

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