Pensacola Ice Flyers

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Pensacola Ice Flyers
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City Pensacola, Florida
League Southern Professional Hockey League
Founded 2009
Home arena Pensacola Bay Center
Colors Navy Blue, Grey, White
              
Owner(s) Canada Greg Harris
Canada Tim Kerr
United States David J. Maloney
United States Dr. Stuart Harlin
Media Pensacola News Journal, WEAR3
Franchise history
2009–present Pensacola Ice Flyers
Championships
Regular season titles 1 2013-14
Playoff championships 2 (2012-13) (2013-14)

The Pensacola Ice Flyers are a professional ice hockey team of the Southern Professional Hockey League. The team played their first season in 2009-2010. Home games are played at the Pensacola Bay Center, previously home to the ECHL's Pensacola Ice Pilots from 1996 until their folding in 2008.

The "Ice Flyers" name has a double meaning – it is both a tribute to Pensacola's heritage in Naval aviation (Naval Air Station Pensacola is home to the legendary Blue Angels and the National Museum of Naval Aviation) and an homage to original owner Tim Kerr, who previously played eleven seasons with the National Hockey League's Philadelphia Flyers.[1]

On April 14, 2013, the Ice Flyers beat the Huntsville Havoc 2–0 in Game 3 of the President's Cup Finals to win the franchise's first-ever President's Cup.[2] The win also solidified the City of Pensacola's first ever professional sports championship.

Season-by-season record[edit]

Regular Season

Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM Finish
2009-10 56 25 23 8 58 176 205 968 5th
2010-11 56 28 28 - 56 187 195 1148 5th
2011-12 56 30 22 4 64 187 176 873 4th
2012-13 56 33 18 5 71 171 149 1113 3rd
2013-14 56 38 13 5 81 207 139 1029 1st

Post Season

Season GP W L GF GA PIM Finish
2009-10 3 1 2 8 11 72 Lost Quarterfinals
2010-11 3 1 2 8 13 59 Lost Quarterfinals
2011-12 6 4 2 14 8 94 Lost League Finals
2012-13 7 6 1 18 9 86 Won President's Cup
2013-14 7 6 1 28 10 87 Won President's Cup

Roster[edit]

Updated March 27, 2014.[3]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
7 United States Flaherty, KeeganKeegan Flaherty RW R 24 2013 Duluth, Minnesota, USA Ice Flyers
11 Canada Rodrigues, PaulPaul Rodrigues C L 25 2013 Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada Ice Flyers
14 United States Turnbull, JoshJosh Turnbull C R 25 2013 Hayward, Wisconsin, USA Ice Flyers
17 Canada Lutes, BrettBrett Lutes LW L 32 2013 Riverview, New Brunswick, Canada Ice Flyers
19 Canada Good, MitchellMitchell Good RW R 24 2013 Wellesley, Ontario, Canada Ice Flyers
21 United States Caveney, JoeJoe Caveney LW R 25 2013 San Jose, California, USA Ice Flyers
23 Canada Salvis, RyanRyan Salvis (C) LW L 30 2011 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Ice Flyers
25 United States Pawlick, AdamAdam Pawlick C L 24 2013 Utica, New York, USA Ice Flyers
27 Canada Banfield, CoreyCorey Banfield LW L 27 2013 Calgary, Alberta, Canada Ice Flyers
42 Canada Dunbar, JohnJohn Dunbar RW R 22 2013 Calgary, Alberta, Canada Ice Flyers
55 United States Bueltel, JoeJoe Bueltel Injured Reserve LW L 23 2013 Louisville, Colorado, USA Ice Flyers
3 United States Lyles, MalcolmMalcolm Lyles Injured Reserve D R 23 2013 Miami Gardens, Florida, USA Ice Flyers
4 United States Amburgey, TylerTyler Amburgey D R 22 2014 Rowlett, Texas, USA Ice Flyers
6 United States Baker, DrewDrew Baker D R 28 2013 Dawsonville, Georgia, USA Ice Flyers
15 Canada Arvai, ShaunShaun Arvai (A) D L 31 2013 West Lorne, Ontario, Canada Ice Flyers
20 Canada Whitely, SteveSteve Whitely D R 26 2013 Petrolia, Ontario, Canada Ice Flyers
26 United States Bergin, SteveSteve Bergin (A) D L 26 2012 Groton, Massachusetts, USA Ice Flyers
44 United States Gates, JeremyJeremy Gates D L 26 2014 Jackson, Michigan, USA Ice Flyers
1 United States MacKinnon, RossRoss MacKinnon G L 26 2013 Manchester, Connecticut, USA Ice Flyers
35 Canada Di Salvo, PeterPeter Di Salvo G R 23 2013 Oakville, Ontario, Canada Ice Flyers

Former Ice Flyers who have gone on to represent their country internationally[edit]

  • Joey Hughes (Australia) - Hughes played his rookie professional season, and last season in North America, with the Ice Flyers during their inaugural season. Hughes had represented Australia in the World Championships prior to playing for the Ice Flyers and was unable to play in the 2010 World Championship due to the SPHL Playoffs. He made his return to the Australian National Team for the 2011 World Championships and also competed in the 2012 edition.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blakeney, Jason (May 9, 2009). "Commentary: New team, new name, new opportunity". Pensacola News Journal. Retrieved May 10, 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Huntsville Havoc loses to Pensacola in SPHL championship game". al.com. 14 April 2013. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Pensacola Ice Flyers roster". Pensacola Ice Flyers. Retrieved 2014-03-27.