Pensacola Ice Flyers

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Pensacola Ice Flyers
2016–17 SPHL season
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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) Greg Harris
Head coach Rod Aldoff
Media Pensacola News Journal, WEAR3
Franchise history
2009–present Pensacola Ice Flyers
Championships
Regular season titles 1 (2013–14)
Playoff championships 3 (2012–13, 2013–14, 2015–16)

The Pensacola Ice Flyers are a professional ice hockey team of the Southern Professional Hockey League. The team played their first season in 2009–10. 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 a 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 records[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM Finish
2009–10 56 25 23 8 58 176 205 968 5th of 7, SPHL
2010–11 56 28 28 56 187 195 1148 5th of 8, SPHL
2011–12 56 30 22 4 64 187 176 873 4th of 9, SPHL
2012–13 56 33 18 5 71 171 149 1113 3rd of 9, SPHL
2013–14 56 38 13 5 81 207 139 1029 1st of 10, SPHL
2014–15 56 32 18 6 70 179 148 857 3rd of 8, SPHL
2015–16 56 31 20 5 67 175 157 1098 2nd of 9, SPHL
2016–17 56 27 21 8 62 171 154 914 7th of 10, SPHL

Post season[edit]

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
2014–15 3 1 2 6 7 20 Lost Quarterfinals
2015–16 7 7 0 29 16 69 Won President's Cup
2016–17 4 2 2 9 8 28 Lost Semifinals

Roster[edit]

2017 Protected List[edit]

Updated May 19, 2017.[3]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
Canada Banfield, CoreyCorey Banfield LW L 30 2013 Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada Protected
Canada Belisle, LouisLouis Belisle D L 26 2016 Repentigny, Quebec, Canada Protected
United States Blair, BrandonBrandon Blair D R 25 2014 Coral Springs, Florida, United States Protected
Canada Bourke, BradBrad Bourke D R 28 2017 Onoway, Alberta, Canada Protected
Canada Bruyere, NathanNathan Bruyere D L 24 2016 Eagle Lake, Ontario, Canada Protected
Canada Cousineau, JoshJosh Cousineau C L 27 2016 Penetang, Ontario, Canada Protected
Canada Hrehoriak, StephenStephen Hrehoriak RW R 24 2017 Stittsville, Ontario, Canada Protected
Canada Lamacchia, MassimoMassimo Lamacchia C R 26 2017 Vaughan, Ontario, Canada Protected
United States Kalisz, JoeJoe Kalisz RW R 25 2017 Davison, Michigan, United States Protected
Canada Megannety, PatrickPatrick Megannety RW L 24 2016 Oakville, Ontario, Canada Protected
Canada Neil, KenKen Neil LW L 25 2017 Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Protected
United States Schmit, AndrewAndrew Schmit RW R 25 2016 Grafton, Wisconsin, United States Protected
Canada St-Cyr, MaximeMaxime St-Cyr C L 23 2016 Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada Protected

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

  • Roman Andrejev (Estonia) - Andrejev played for the Ice Flyers during his only season of North American professional hockey in 2013–14. Andrejev represented Estonia prior to his time with the Ice Flyers at both the U18 and U20 levels but he made his debut with the Estonian National Team at the 2014 IIHF World Championship Division II, Group A where he was second on the team and tied for third for in the whole tournament in scoring as the Estonians gained promotion to 2015 IIHF World Championship Division I, Group B. He and the Estonians have competed in Division I, Group B since and have avoided relegation back down to Division II, Group A.
  • 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blakeney, Jason (May 9, 2009). "Commentary: New team, new name, new opportunity". Pensacola News Journal. Archived from the original on May 14, 2009. Retrieved May 10, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Huntsville Havoc loses to Pensacola in SPHL championship game". al.com. 14 April 2013. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  3. ^ [pensacolaiceflyers.com/team/ "Pensacola Ice Flyers roster"] Check |url= value (help). Pensacola Ice Flyers. Retrieved 2017-05-19. 

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