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2009-10 Huntsville Havoc Season
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Huntsville Havoc
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City: Huntsville, Alabama, USA
League: Southern Professional Hockey League
Founded: 2004
Home Arena: Von Braun Center (2004-06)
CenturyTel Ice at the Von Braun Center (2007-Present)
Colors: Red & Black
Owner(s): HSV Sports, LLC
General Manager: Kevin Walker
Head Coach: 2004 - 2008 John Gibson
2008 - 2009 Eric Soltys
2010 - Present TBD

The Huntsville Havoc are a professional ice hockey team in the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). They play their home games at the Von Braun Center in downtown Huntsville, Alabama, USA.

History

The team began play in the 2004-05 season, following the defunct Huntsville Channel Cats (SEHL). The team was coached by former player and coach of the [Huntsville Channel Cats]] John Gibson from the 2004-05 season till after the 2007-08 season. The team has made the postseason in each of the first 3 seasons of it's existence, losing a one-game playoff to the Jacksonville Barracudas in 2005 and being defeated two games to none by the Florida Seals in the second round of playoffs in 2006 after knocking off the defending champion Columbus Cottonmouths in three games in the opening round. In 2007 The Havoc was swept out of the playoffs by the eventual champions The Fayetteville FireAntz. The Havoc failed to make the playoffs in 2008. In the 2009 SPHL Playoffs the Havoc was again beaten, in the first round, by the eventual champions Knoxville Ice Bears in 5 games (5 game seares). On May 18, 2009 Keith Jeffries, team owner, announced that Eric Soltys had been relieved of his duties as Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations for the Havoc due to philosophical differences. Jeffries added that “Havoc Assistant Coach Paul Snell will handle all off-season hockey operations duties as we search for a new head coach.”

Year-by-year record

Year League GP W L T OTL Pts Pct GF GA PIM Coach Result
2004-05 SPHL 56 29 27 0 0 58 0.518 183 181 1542 John Gibson lost in round 1
2005-06 SPHL 56 32 21 0 3 67 0.571 203 186 1905 John Gibson lost in round 2
2006-07 SPHL 56 29 23 0 4 62 0.554 221 210 2108 John Gibson lost in round 1
2007-08 SPHL 52 23 27 0 2 48 0.462 195 211 1415 John Gibson Out of Playoffs
2008-09 SPHL 60 29 24 0 7 65 0.542 204 197 1335 Eric Soltys lost in round 1

Attendance

Season Total Games Average League Average
2004-05 75,978 28 2,713 2,440
2005-06 87,871 28 3,138 2,720
2006-07 109,615 28 3,914 2,985
2007-08 99,672 26 3,833 2,969
2008-09 106,848 30 3,561 2,921

Roster

Huntsville Havoc Roster 2009-10
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
4 Flag of the United States Falco, PaulPaul Falco

F R Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Date' not found. Jan 2009 Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
7 Flag of Canada Sicard, DennisDennis Sicard

F R Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Date' not found. Mar 2009 Cobourg, Ontario
10 Flag of Canada Foote, JordanJordan Foote

F L Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Date' not found. SoS 2009 Edmonton, Alberta
11 Flag of Canada MacDonald, MichaelMichael MacDonald

F L Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Date' not found. SoS 2009 New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
12 Flag of the United States Ortiz, RayRay Ortiz

F R Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Date' not found. SoS 2008 Dorchester, Massachusetts
14 Flag of the United States Monroe, NickNick Monroe

F L Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Date' not found. SoS 2009 Groton, Massachusetts
16 Flag of the United States Radovich, B JB J Radovich

F R Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Date' not found. Nov 2008 Hermantown, Minnesota
18 Flag of Canada Carter, MikeMike Carter

F R Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Date' not found. SoS 2009 Cambridge, Ontario
22 Flag of Canada Beirnes, JeremyJeremy Beirnes

F L Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Date' not found. SoS 2009 Edson, Alberta
37 Flag of Canada Kauffeldt, TravisTravis Kauffeldt

 Injured Reserve

F L Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Date' not found. SoS 2006 Bancroft, Ontario
82 Flag of Canada Rohr, JustinJustin Rohr

F L Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Date' not found. Mar 2009 Lloydminster, Alberta
5 Flag of Canada Myers, ChrisChris Myers

F Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Date' not found. Dec 2009 Wallaceburg, Ontario
6 Flag of Canada White, JeffJeff White

D Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Date' not found. SoS 2009 Mississauga, Ontario
8 Flag of the Czech Republic Lukacovic, AdamAdam Lukacovic

D L Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Date' not found. SoS 2009 Kopřivnice, Czech Republic
15 Flag of Canada McCreary, BillBill McCreary

D L Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Date' not found. Mar 2007 Southampton, Ontario
32 Flag of Slovakia Kubaliak, MartinMartin Kubaliak

D R Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Date' not found. SoS 2006 Zvolen, Slovakia
67 Flag of Canada Petiot, DeanDean Petiot

D L Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Date' not found. SoS 2009 Daysland, Alberta
1 Flag of Canada Sibbald, MarkMark Sibbald

G R Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Date' not found. SoS 2009 Ridgeway, Ontario
31 Flag of Canada McWhinney, DanDan McWhinney

G R Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Date' not found. SoS 2009 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
9 Flag of the United States Hill, JasonJason Hill

F Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Date' not found. Dec 2009 Niagara Falls, New York

Last updated December 28, 2009 SoS - Start of Season

Team records

through 2008-09 season

Single season

Goals: 37 Travis Kauffeldt (08-09)
Assists: 52 James Patterson (06-07)
Points: 78 James Patterson (06-07)
Penalty Minutes: 396 Luke Phillips (05-06)
GAA: 2.62 Tim Haun (08-09)
SV%: .921 Matt Carmichael (04-05)

Retired numbers

Retired Numbers

# Name Retired
33 Mike Degurse Channel Cats 1996-00, 03-04, Havoc 04-06
Played in the 2006-07 season wearing number 28.
November 4, 2006
17 Chris George Channel Cats 1996-00, Tornado 00-01, Havoc 08-09
Before this Chris's number was an "Honored Number" from being retired by the pervious team.
January 17, 2009
29 Matt Carmichael Channel Cats 1999-00, 03-04, Tornado 00-01, Havoc 04-08 March 21, 2009

Honored numbers

The following numbers were retired by the Huntsville Channel Cats. The numbers are still being honored by the Huntsville Havoc as no player has been issued the numbers.

# Name Retired
21 Phil Daigle Channel Cats 1995-99, Tornado 2000-01 November 8, 2003
23 John Gibson Channel Cats 1995-00, (Coach) 2003-04, Havoc (Coach) 2004-08 November 8, 2003
30 Derek Puppa Channel Cats 1996-97, 1998-99 End of the 1999 season
and again on November 8, 2003
17 Chris George Channel Cats 1996-00, Tornado 2000-01, Havoc 2008-09 January 4, 2004
Retired by the Havoc in 2009

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