|2013–14 SPHL season|
|League||Southern Professional Hockey League|
|Duration||October 25, 2013–April 12, 2014|
|Season champions||Pensacola Ice Flyers|
|Season MVP||Shawn McNeil (Louisiana)|
|Top scorer||Shawn McNeil (Louisiana)|
|Finals champions||Pensacola Ice Flyers|
|Finals runners-up||Columbus Cottonmouths|
|Playoffs MVP||Brett Lutes (Pensacola)|
The 2013–14 Southern Professional Hockey League season is the 10th season of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). The Pensacola Ice Flyers defeated the Columbus Cottonmouths in the President's Cup final 2 games to none to repeat as winners of the President's Cup.
Preseason[edit | edit source]
The Augusta RiverHawks have suspended operations for the 2013-14 season due to failure of the ice system at the James Brown Arena. Team officials, the city of Augusta, and Global Spectrum could not reach an agreement on repairing or replacing the JBA's ice system in time for the club to commit to the forthcoming season.
On May 15, 2013, it was announced that the CHL's Bloomington Thunder (formerly known as the Blaze), along with the AHL's Peoria Rivermen, would move to the Southern Professional Hockey League for the 2013–14 season. The Rivermen had been notified that the Vancouver Canucks, who had purchased the team a month earlier, would not keep them in Peoria. The two teams will reportedly be owned by two former Rivermen executives, John Butler, Bart Rogers and David Holt with financial backing from former Rivermen owner Bruce Saurs.
Regular season[edit | edit source]
Standings[edit | edit source]
|Pensacola Ice Flyers‡||56||38||13||5||207||139||81|
|Knoxville Ice Bears||56||25||24||7||157||163||57|
- ‡ William B. Coffey Trophy winners
- Advanced to playoffs
After games of March 22, 2014
Attendance[edit | edit source]
After games of March 22, 2014
President's Cup playoffs[edit | edit source]
|1||Pensacola Ice Flyers||5||4*|
|1||Pensacola Ice Flyers||0||3||2|
|7||Knoxville Ice Bears||2||1||1|
|(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round.)||1||Pensacola Ice Flyers||9||5|
|7||Knoxville Ice Bears||3||3*|
* indicates overtime game.
Finals[edit | edit source]
|April 10, 2014
|Columbus||1 - 9
(0-3, 1-3, 0-3)
|Pensacola||Pensacola Civic Center|
|Andrew Loewen, Shannon Szabados||Goalies||Ross MacKinnon||Referees: |
Will Aide (Alex Gallant, Chris Bailer) 1:56
Ryan Salvis (Jeremy Gates, John Dunbar) 0:31
Brett Lutes (Joe Caveney) 1:41
Ryan Salvis (Keegan Flaherty) 2:36
Joe Caveney (Mitchell Good, Steve Bergin) 8:08
Adam Pawlick (Ryan Salvis, John Dunbar) 15:20
Corey Banfield (unassisted) 16:55
Brett Lutes (power play) (Jeremy Gates, Adam Pawlick) 1:56
Joe Caveney (power play) (Tyler Amburgey, Corey Banfield) 9:27
Mitchell Good (Brett Lutes, Drew Baker) 10:00
|10 min||Penalties||10 min|
|April 12, 2014
|Pensacola||5 - 1
(2-1, 3-0, 0-0)
|Columbus||Columbus Civic Center|
|Ross MacKinnon||Goalies||Andrew Loewen||Referees: |
Brett Lutes (Steve Bergin, Drew Baker) 2:18
Brett Lutes (Drew Baker) 7:43
Corey Banfield (Tyler Amburgey, Paul Rodrigues) 8:21
Corey Banfield (Steve Whitely, Paul Rodrigues) 11:15
John Dunbar (power play) (Jeremy Gates, Ryan Salvis) 16:50
Preston Shupe (Jason Gray) 11:35
|17 min||Penalties||19 min|
Awards[edit | edit source]
The SPHL All-Rookie team was announced on March 26, 2014, the All-SPHL teams on March 27, 2014, the Easton Defensemen of the Year on March 28, 2014, the Easton Rookie of the Year on March 31, 2014, the Sher-Wood Goaltender of the Year on April 1, 2014, the Easton Coach of the Year on April 2, 2014, and the Easton Most Valuable Player on April 3, 2014.        
|President's Cup||Pensacola Ice Flyers||Columbus Cottonmouths|
|William B. Coffey Trophy
(Best regular-season record)
|Pensacola Ice Flyers|
|Easton Defenseman of the Year||Stuart Stefan (Huntsville)||Kirk Byczynski (Louisiana)|
|Easton Rookie of the Year||Joe Caveney (Pensacola)||Garrett Vermeersch (Peoria)|
|Sher-Wood Goaltender of the Year||Kyle Rank (Peoria)||Ross MacKinnon (Pensacola)|
|Easton Coach of the Year||Rod Aldoff (Pensacola)||Jean-Guy Trudel (Peoria)|
|Easton Most Valuable Player||Shawn McNeil (Louisiana)||Todd Hosmer (Mississippi Riverkings)|
All-SPHL selections[edit | edit source]
|Position||First Team||Second Team||All-Rookie|
|G||Kyle Rank (Peoria)||Ross MacKinnon (Pensacola)||Kevin Genoe (Huntsville)|
|D||Andrew Randazzo (Mississippi RiverKings)||Kirk Byczynski (Louisiana)||Mike Grace (Mississippi RiverKings)|
|D||Stuart Stefan (Huntsville)||Leland Fidler (Huntsville)||Jason Gray (Columbus)|
|F||Shawn McNeil (Louisiana)||Garrett Vermeersch (Peoria)||Garrett Vermeersch (Peoria)|
|F||Todd Hosmer (Mississippi RiverKings)||Matt Gingera (Columbus)||Joe Caveney (Pensacola)|
|F||Joe Caveney (Pensacola)||Nick Lazorko (Huntsville)||Francis Drolet (Knoxville)|
Team Photos[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Ice Flyers Capture President's Cup. www.thesphl.com. Retrieved on 12 April 2014.
- Augusta RiverHawks won't be playing hockey in 2013-14. WRDW-Augusta. Retrieved on 21 June 2013.
- Bloomington hockey franchise changes name to Thunder. The SHPL. Retrieved on 4 August 2013.
- Peoria to join SPHL under former Rivermen management team - Peoria, IL - pjstar.com
- SPHL Standings. Pointstreak.com. Retrieved on 25 March 2013.
- SPHL Announces All-Rookie Team. www.thesphl.com. Retrieved on 26 March 2014.
- All-SPHL Second Team Announced. www.thesphl.com. Retrieved on 27 March 2014.
- SPHL Announces First Team Selections. www.thesphl.com. Retrieved on 27 March 2014.
- Huntsville’s Stuart Stefan Named Easton Defenseman of the Year. www.thesphl.com. Retrieved on 28 March 2014.
- Pensacola’s Joe Caveney Named Easton Rookie of the Year. www.thesphl.com. Retrieved on 31 March 2014.
- Peoria’s Kyle Rank Named Sher-Wood Goaltender of the Year. www.thesphl.com. Retrieved on 1 April 2014.
- Pensacola’s Rod Aldoff Named Easton Coach of the Year. www.thesphl.com. Retrieved on 2 April 2014.
- Louisiana’s Shawn McNeil Named Easton Most Valuable Player. www.thesphl.com. Retrieved on 3 April 2014.
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