The Louisiana IceGators are a team of the Southern Professional Hockey League who began play in the 2009-10 season. Like the original IceGators which played from 1995 until folding in 2005, they are based out of Lafayette, Louisiana. For their first season as members of the SPHL, home games were played at the Blackham Coliseum rather than the Cajundome, the original home of the ECHL 'Gators. For the 2010-11 season, however, the team's home ice returned to the Cajundome.
The new IceGators were brought back and owned by local businessman Danny Smith, and their head coach was Ron Handy, a member of the original IceGators team that hit the ice in 1995-96. In August 2010, a deal was struck and Smith sold the team to two local businessmen.
On Monday, October 26, 2009, Ron Handy stepped down as head coach after a 0-3-0 start. He was replaced by General Manager Brent Sapergia on an interim basis. Sapergia was banned by the league after being disqualified from two games in a row. In Pensacola, Sapergia threw a water bottle onto the ice, then a water cooler, then a pair of medical kits. Sapergia finished the tirade by emptying Louisiana's supply of hockey sticks into play and giving a farewell gesture to the fans as he left the arena. Former Huntsville Havoc player and coach John Gibson was later named Head Coach, while Handy will begin to focus on community relations and off ice operations.