2007–08 SPHL season

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2007–08 SPHL season
League Southern Professional Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Regular season
Season champions Knoxville Ice Bears
Season MVP Kevin Swider (Knoxville)[1]
Top scorer Kevin Swider (Knoxville)
Playoffs
Finals champions Knoxville Ice Bears
  Finals runners-up Jacksonville Barracudas
SPHL seasons

The 2007–08 Southern Professional Hockey League season was the fourth season of the Southern Professional Hockey League. The regular season began October 25, 2007, and ended April 13, 2008, after a 52-game regular season and a six-team playoff. The Knoxville Ice Bears won their second SPHL championship.

Preseason[edit]

The Pee Dee Cyclones moved from Florence, South Carolina, to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and changed their name to the Twin City Cyclones. The league also named a new commissioner, Jim Combs, in June 2007.[2]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Team[3] GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
Knoxville Ice Bears 52 32 16 4 199 169 68
Jacksonville Barracudas 52 30 17 5 201 167 65
Fayetteville FireAntz 52 25 19 8 186 198 58
Richmond Renegades 52 27 22 3 178 174 57
Twin City Cyclones 52 23 25 4 185 207 50
Columbus Cottonmouths 52 24 22 6 168 186 50
Huntsville Havoc 52 23 27 2 195 211 48
William B. Coffey Trophy winners
     Advanced to playoffs

Attendance[edit]

Team Total Games Average
Fayetteville 102,208 26 3,931
Richmond 101,476 26 3,902
Huntsville 99,672 26 3,833
Knoxville 93,633 26 3,601
Columbus 83,590 26 3,215
Twin City 30,698 26 1,180
Jacksonville 29,200 26 1,123

President's Cup playoffs[edit]

  1st Round 2nd Round Finals
                                               
1  Knoxville Ice Bears 4 5 2 2 6  
6  Columbus Cottonmouths 2 2 4 4 3    
    1  Knoxville Ice Bears 6 4 4 x x
  2  Jacksonville Barracudas 2 3 2 x x
  3  Fayetteville FireAntz 4 5 x  
4  Richmond Renegades 1 4 x  
3  Fayetteville FireAntz 2 1 3
 
  2  Jacksonville Barracudas 1 2 6  
5  Twin City Cyclones 3 4 x
  2  Jacksonville Barracudas 4 7 x  

Finals[edit]

April 10, 2008
7:30 pm
Jacksonville 2 – 6
Knoxville James White Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, TN
Attendance: 1,971
April 12, 2008
7:35 pm
Knoxville 4 – 3
Jacksonville Jacksonville Ice, Jacksonville, FL
Attendance: 1,656
April 13, 2008
7:30 pm
Jacksonville 2 – 4
Knoxville James White Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, TN
Attendance: 2,229

Awards[edit]

SPHL award winners were announced March 24, 2008.[4]

President's Cup: Knoxville Ice Bears
Coffey Trophy: Knoxville Ice Bears
League MVP: Kevin Swider (Knoxville)
Rookie of the Year: Taylor Hustead (Twin City)[4]
Defenseman of the Year: Dan Vandermeer (Richmond)[5]
Goaltender of the Year: Tim Haun (Jacksonville)[6]
Coach of the Year: Rick Alain (Jacksonville)[5]
Playoff MVP: Kirk Irving (Knoxville)[7]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Gates, Nick (March 25, 2008). "Swider named SPHL's MVP again". Knoxville News Sentinel. Retrieved 20 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "SPHL Hires Commissioner, Wraps Up Summer Meetings". Press release. June 26, 2007. Retrieved 20 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "SPHL Standings". Pointstreak.com. Retrieved 17 March 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Hustead And Moore Receive League Recognition". Press release. March 24, 2008. Retrieved 20 March 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Vandermeer Defenseman Of The Year". Press release. March 24, 2008. Retrieved 20 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "Mississippi's Bill Zaniboni Named Goaltender of the Year". Press release. April 1, 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  7. ^ Gates, Nick (April 14, 2008). "Ice Bears on Hockey Top". Knoxville News Sentential. Retrieved 20 March 2010.