Pensacola Ice Flyers
|Pensacola Ice Flyers|
|League||Southern Professional Hockey League|
|Home arena||Pensacola Bay Center|
|Colors||Navy Blue, Grey, White
|Owner(s)|| Greg Harris
David J. Maloney
Dr. Stuart Harlin
|Media||Pensacola News Journal, WEAR3|
|2009–present||Pensacola Ice Flyers|
|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.
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. The win also solidified the City of Pensacola's first ever professional sports championship.
|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|
Updated September 11, 2014.
|Bueltel, JoeJoe Bueltel||LW||L||24||2013||Louisville, Colorado, USA||Ice Flyers|
|Flaherty, KeeganKeegan Flaherty||RW||R||24||2013||Duluth, Minnesota, USA||Ice Flyers|
|Good, MitchellMitchell Good||RW||R||25||2013||Wellesley, Ontario, Canada||Ice Flyers|
|Lutes, BrettBrett Lutes||LW||L||32||2013||Riverview, New Brunswick, Canada||Ice Flyers|
|Pawlick, AdamAdam Pawlick||C||L||24||2013||Utica, New York, USA||Ice Flyers|
|Tardy, MaxMax Tardy||C||R||23||2014||Duluth, Minnesota, USA||Ice Flyers|
|Baker, DrewDrew Baker||D||R||28||2013||Dawsonville, Georgia, USA||Ice Flyers|
|Gates, JeremyJeremy Gates||D||L||27||2014||Jackson, Michigan, USA||Ice Flyers|
|Strang, MaxMax Strang||G||R||24||2014||Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, USA||Ice Flyers|
Former Ice Flyers who have gone on to represent their country internationally
- Joey Hughes () - 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.
- Pensacola Ice Flyers website
- The Southern Professional Hockey League website
- Ice Flyer Nation (Fan Site)
- Blakeney, Jason (May 9, 2009). "Commentary: New team, new name, new opportunity". Pensacola News Journal. Retrieved May 10, 2009.[dead link]
- "Huntsville Havoc loses to Pensacola in SPHL championship game". al.com. 14 April 2013. Retrieved 14 April 2013.
- "Pensacola Ice Flyers roster". Pensacola Ice Flyers. Retrieved 2014-09-11.