2010–11 SPHL season

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2010–11 SPHL season
League Southern Professional Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Regular season
Season champions Mississippi Surge
Season MVP Matt Auffrey (Augusta)[1]
Top scorer Chris Leveille (Fayetteville)
Playoffs
Finals champions Mississippi Surge
  Finals runners-up Augusta Riverhawks
SPHL seasons

The 2010–11 Southern Professional Hockey League season was the seventh season of the Southern Professional Hockey League. The season began October 21, 2010, and ended April 15, 2011, after a 56-game regular season and a six-team playoff. The Mississippi Surge captured their first SPHL championship.

Preseason[edit]

The Augusta Riverhawks joined the SPHL, after the departure of the city's ECHL franchise two years prior.[2][3]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Team[4] GP W L GF GA Pts
Mississippi Surge 56 37 19 207 157 74
Augusta Riverhawks 56 35 21 203 177 70
Huntsville Havoc 56 30 26 168 158 60
Columbus Cottonmouths 56 29 27 169 171 58
Pensacola Ice Flyers 56 28 28 187 195 56
Knoxville Ice Bears 56 27 29 186 187 54
Fayetteville FireAntz 56 22 34 170 184 44
Louisiana IceGators 56 16 40 170 231 32
William B. Coffey Trophy winners
     Advanced to playoffs

Attendance[edit]

Team Total Games Average
Huntsville 98,372 28 3,513
Knoxville 95,563 28 3,412
Fayetteville 93,056 28 3,323
Pensacola 84,433 28 3,015
Columbus 79,116 28 2,825
Mississippi 71,360 28 2,548
Louisiana 50,971 28 1,820
Augusta 45,853 28 1,637
League 618,724 224 2,762

President's Cup playoffs[edit]

  1st Round 2nd Round Finals
                                               
1  Mississippi Surge 4 8 3* 2 3  
6  Knoxville Ice Bears 6 1 2 4 1    
    1  Mississippi Surge 3 4* 5 x x
  2  Augusta Riverhawks 2 3 1 x x
  3  Huntsville Havoc 2 4 x  
4  Columbus Cottonmouths 4 5 x  
4  Columbus Cottonmouths 0 7 2
 
  2  Augusta Riverhawks 3 2 3  
5  Pensacola Ice Flyers 2 4 2
  2  Augusta Riverhawks 5 2 6  

* indicates overtime game.

Finals[edit]

All times are local (EDT/CDT)

April 12, 2011
7:05 pm
Augusta 2–3
(1–2, 0–0, 1–1)
Mississippi Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, MS
Attendance: 1,077
April 13, 2011
7:05 pm
Augusta 3 – 4 OT
(0–0, 1–3, 0–2, 0–1)
Mississippi Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, MS
Attendance: 1,291
April 15, 2011
7:30 pm
Mississippi 5–1
(1–0, 2–0, 2–1)
Augusta James Brown Arena, Augusta, GA
Attendance: 2,251

Awards[edit]

The SPHL All-Rookie team was announced March 24, 2011, followed by the All-SPHL teams on March 25, Defenseman of the Year on March 28, Goaltender of the Year on March 29, Rookie of the Year on March 30, Coach of the Year on March 31, and MVP on April 1.[5]

President's Cup: Mississippi Surge
Coffey Trophy: Mississippi Surge
League MVP: Matt Auffrey (Augusta)[1]
Rookie of the Year: Chris Wilson (Pensacola)[6]
Defenseman of the Year: Mark van Vliet (Knoxville)[7]
Goaltender of the Year: Mark Sibbald (Huntsville)[8]
Coach of the Year: Brad Ralph (Augusta)[9]

All-SPHL selections[edit]

All-Rookie Team[12]

Canada F Chris Wilson (Pensacola)
Canada F Neil Graham (Augusta)
Canada F Branden Kosolofsky (Augusta)
Canada D Omar Pacha (Huntsville)
Canada D Dan Ehrman (Pensacola)
Canada G Jon Olthuis (Augusta)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Augusta's Matt Auffrey Voted SBK Most Valuable Player". Press release. April 1, 2011. Retrieved April 3, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Hockey Returning To Augusta, GA In 2010". TheSPHL.com. February 3, 2010. Archived from the original on February 6, 2010. Retrieved February 3, 2010. 
  3. ^ Byler, Billy (March 13, 2010). "Fans pick River Hawks as hockey team's nickname". Augusta Chronicle. Archived from the original on April 16, 2011. Retrieved October 30, 2010. 
  4. ^ "SPHL Standings". Pointstreak.com. Retrieved March 27, 2011. 
  5. ^ "SPHL Awards Schedule Announced". Press release. March 21, 2011. Retrieved March 27, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Pensacola's Chris Wilson Named SBK Rookie of the Year". Press release. March 30, 2011. Retrieved March 30, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Knoxville's Mark Van Vliet Named SBK Defenseman of the Year". Press release. March 28, 2011. Retrieved March 28, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Huntsville's Mark Sibbald Named SBK Goaltender of the Year". Press release. March 29, 2011. Retrieved March 29, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Augusta's Brad Ralph Named SBK Coach of the Year". Press release. March 31, 2010. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 
  10. ^ "All-SPHL First Team Announced". Press release. March 25, 2011. Retrieved March 27, 2010. 
  11. ^ "All-SPHL Second Team Announced". Press release. March 25, 2011. Retrieved March 27, 2011. 
  12. ^ "SPHL Names All-Rookie Team". Press release. March 24, 2011. Retrieved March 27, 2011.