Huntsville Havoc

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Huntsville Havoc
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City Huntsville, Alabama
League SPHL
Founded 2004
Home arena Von Braun Center
Colors Black, red, white, silver
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Owner(s) HSV Sports, LLC
Head coach Glenn Detulleo
Media The Huntsville Times
Championships
Playoff championships 1 (2009–10)

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.[1]

History[edit]

The team began play in the 2004–05 season, following the defunct Huntsville Channel Cats of the South East Hockey League. The team finished sixth out of eight teams in the regular season in 2004–05 and lost a one-game playoff to the Jacksonville Barracudas. In 2006, Huntsville finished fifth in the league and was defeated two games to none by the Florida Seals in the second round of playoffs after knocking off the defending league champion Columbus Cottonmouths in three games in the opening round. In 2007, Huntsville's fourth-place regular season finish was for naught as they were swept out of the playoffs by the eventual league champion Fayetteville FireAntz.

In 2008, the Havoc finished last in the SPHL standings and were the only team left out of the league playoffs. Immediately following the conclusion of the season, the team announced it would not renew the contract of head coach John Gibson, who had led the Havoc through all four SPHL seasons, coached the SEHL Channel Cats to the league championship in 2004, and was an All-Star defenseman for the CHL version of the Channel Cats. Eric Soltys was named head coach of the team for the 2008–09 season with Paul Snell serving as his assistant. In the 2008-09 SPHL season the Havoc finished in fourth place. In the 2009 SPHL Playoffs the Havoc was beaten in the first round by the eventual SPHL champions (Knoxville Ice Bears) in 5 games (5 game series). With Randy Murphy taking over coaching duties in 2009–10, the Havoc finished season play in second place, earning a team-record 71 points. The Havoc entered the SPHL playoffs as the #2 seed. In round 1 Huntsville defeated the Pensacola Ice Flyers 2 games to 1. In round 2 the Havoc swept the Knoxville Ice Bears. The Havoc then went on to sweep the Mississippi Surge in the finals, winning their first SPHL President's Cup. In the 2010–11 season, the Havoc finished 3rd in the regular season and lost in the first round of the playoffs to Columbus.

Year-by-year record[edit]

Season League GP W L OTL Pts Pct GF GA PIM Coach Finish Playoffs
2004–05 SPHL 56 29 27 58 0.518 183 181 1542 John Gibson 6th Lost in first round, 1–2 (Jacksonville)
2005–06 SPHL 56 32 21 3 67 0.571 203 186 1905 John Gibson 5th Lost in second round, 1–2 (Florida)
2006–07 SPHL 56 29 23 4 62 0.554 221 210 2108 John Gibson 4th Lost in first round, 0–2 (Fayetteville)
2007–08 SPHL 52 23 27 2 48 0.462 195 211 1451 John Gibson 7th Did not qualify
2008–09 SPHL 60 29 24 7 65 0.542 204 197 1335 Eric Soltys 4th Lost in first round, 2–3 (Knoxville)
2009–10 SPHL 58 31 16 9 71 0.634 199 178 1273 Randy Murphy 2nd Won Championship, 3–0 (Mississippi)
2010–11 SPHL 56 30 26 60 0.536 168 158 1006 Randy Murphy 3rd Lost in first round, 0–2 (Columbus)
2011–12 SPHL 56 22 28 6 50 0.446 163 198 1229 Randy Murphy/Keith Jeffries/Glenn Detulleo 8th Lost in second round, 0–2 (Columbus)
2012–13 SPHL 56 21 29 6 48 0.429 135 179 1379 Glenn Detulleo 8th Lost in championship, 1–2 (Pensacola)
2013–14 SPHL 56 31 21 4 66 0.589 180 158 991 Glenn Detulleo 5th Lost in second round, 0–2 (Columbus)

Attendance[edit]

Year 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
2009–10 98,365 28 3,513 3,041
2010–11 98,327 28 3,513 2,762
2011–12 94,354 28 3,369 2,796
2012–13 98,383 28 3,514 2,804
2013–14 103,993 28 3,714 3,000

2009–10 President's Cup Championship Roster[edit]

Forwards
# Player Pos. Shoots Height Weight Place of Birth
4 Canada Andrew Schembri RW 5' 6" 168 lbs. Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
5 Canada Chris Myers F 6' 2" 200 lbs. Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada
9 Canada Brett Liscomb F 5' 9" 180 lbs. Long Sault, Ontario, Canada
11 Canada Mike MacDonald (A) F 5' 6" 160 lbs. New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada
12 United States Ray Ortiz (A) F R 5' 11" 190 lbs. Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA
14 United States Nick Monroe F 5' 9" 175 lbs. Groton, Massachusetts, USA
16 United States B.J. Radovich F R 5' 9" 185 lbs. Hermantown, Minnesota, USA
18 Canada Mike Carter F 5' 8" 180 lbs. Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
37 Canada Travis Kauffeldt (C) LW L 6' 1" 195 lbs. Bancroft, Ontario, Canada
82 Canada Justin Rohr F 5' 7" 175 lbs. Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada
Defensemen
# Player Pos. Shoots Height Weight Place of Birth
2 Czech Republic Vladimir Hartinger D 6' 0" 200 lbs. Šternberk, Czech Republic
6 United States Jeff White D R 5' 10" 180 lbs. Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
8 Czech Republic Adam Lukacovic D L 6' 0" 179 lbs. Kopřivnice, Czech Republic
15 United States Bill McCreary (A) D L 5' 10" 175 lbs. Howell, Michigan, USA
24 Canada Jeff Winchester D L 6' 3" 205 lbs. Dalhousie, New Brunswick, Canada
67 Canada Dean Petiot D L 6' 1" 200 lbs. Daysland, Alberta, Canada
Goaltenders
# Player Pos. Catches Height Weight Place of Birth
1 Canada Mark Sibbald G 5' 10" 170 lbs. Ridgeway, Ontario, Canada
31 Canada Dan McWhinney G 6' 0" 190 lbs. Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
  • Head Coach: Randy Murphy
  • Assistant Coach: Paul Snell

Retired numbers[edit]

Name Number Tenure
Chris George 17 Channel Cats 1996–00, Tornado 2000–01
Matt Carmichael 29 Channel Cats 1999–00, 03–04, Tornado 2000–01, Havoc 2004–08
Mike Degurse 33 Channel Cats 1996–00, 03–04, Havoc 04–06

Honored numbers[edit]

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 Number Tenure
Phil Daigle 21 Channel Cats 1995–99, Tornado 2000–01
John Gibson 23 Channel Cats 1995–00, Coach 2003–04, Havoc Coach 2004–08
Derek Puppa 30 UAH 1992–96, Channel Cats 1996–97, 1998–99

Records[edit]

through 2013–14 season

Career[edit]

Games 281 Ray Ortiz (2008–2014)
Goals 110 James Patterson (2004–2008)
Assists 179 James Patterson (2004–2008)
Points 289 James Patterson (2004–2008)
Penalty Minutes 994 Luke Phillips (2004–2007)
Wins 92 Matt Carmichael (2004–2008)
Shutouts 7 Dan McWhinney (2009–2013)

Single-season[edit]

Goals 37 Travis Kauffeldt (2008–09)
Assists 52 James Patterson (2006–07)
Points 78 James Patterson (2006–07)
Penalty Minutes 396 Luke Phillips (2005–06)
GAA 2.46 Kevin Genoe (2013–14)
SV% .921 Matt Carmichael (2004–05)

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