South East Hockey League

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South East Hockey League
SEHL2003.gif
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 2003
Ceased 2004
Commissioner Jim Riggs
No. of teams 4
Last
champion(s)
Huntsville Channel Cats

The South East Hockey League was a minor ice hockey league formed in August 2003.[1] It succeeded the short-lived Atlantic Coast Hockey League and had 4 teams for its first and only season. Jim Riggs was the commissioner.

The Huntsville Channel Cats were the 2003–2004 President's Championship Cup winners. The Channel Cats defeated the Knoxville Ice Bears in three straight games in the championship series.

For the 2004–2005 season, the SEHL ceased play when two of its teams folded while the other two joined with teams from the World Hockey Association 2 to form the Southern Professional Hockey League.

Teams[edit]

2003–2004 season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
Huntsville Channel Cats 56 43 13 0 233 164 86
Knoxville Ice Bears 56 26 30 0 201 195 52
Cape Fear Fire Antz 56 25 31 0 213 221 50
Winston-Salem T-Birds 56 18 38 0 178 245 36

Playoffs[edit]

Semifinals Final
                       
1 Huntsville Channel Cats
  bye
1 Huntsville Channel Cats 6 3 4 x x
2 Knoxville Ice Bears 4 1 2 x x
2 Knoxville Ice Bears 6 4 x
3 Cape Fear Fire Antz 2 3 x

Semifinals[edit]

Huntsville received a bye into the final.

March 26, 2004 Cape Fear 2 – 6 Knoxville James White Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, TN
March 28, 2004 Knoxville 4 – 3 Cape Fear Cumberland County Crown Coliseum, Fayetteville, NC

Final[edit]

April 1, 2004 Knoxville 4 – 6
(1–2, 2–1, 1–3)
Huntsville Von Braun Center, Huntsville, AL
April 2, 2004 Knoxville 1 – 3
(0–1, 1–1, 0–1)
Huntsville Von Braun Center, Huntsville, AL
April 4, 2004 Huntsville 4 – 2 Knoxville James White Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, TN

Awards[edit]

League MVP: James Patterson (Huntsville)[2]
Rookie of the Year: Allan Carr (Huntsville)[3]
Defenseman of the Year: Alex Alepin (Knoxville)[4]
Goaltender of the Year: Matt Carmichael (Huntsville)[5]
Coach of the Year: John Gibson (Huntsville)[6]
Playoff MVP: Matt Carmichael (Huntsville)[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scott, Jon C. (2006). Hockey Night in Dixie: Minor Pro Hockey in the American South. Heritage House Publishing Company Ltd. p. x. ISBN 1-894974-21-2. 
  2. ^ "Patterson named SEHL MVP". Press release. South East Hockey League. March 25, 2004. Archived from the original on September 20, 2011. Retrieved September 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Carr Named SEHL Rookie of the Year". Press release. South East Hockey League. March 29, 2004. Archived from the original on September 20, 2011. Retrieved September 20, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Knoxville's Alex Alepin is SEHL Defenseman of the Year". Press release. South East Hockey League. March 26, 2004. Archived from the original on September 20, 2011. Retrieved September 20, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Carmichael Named Goaltender of the Year". Press release. South East Hockey League. March 31, 2004. Archived from the original on September 20, 2011. Retrieved September 20, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Huntsville's John Gibson Named SEHL Coach of the Year". Press release. South East Hockey League. March 24, 2004. Archived from the original on September 20, 2011. Retrieved September 20, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Huntsville Channel Cats are the 2003-04 President's Championship Cup Winners". Press release. South East Hockey League. April 6, 2004. Archived from the original on September 20, 2011. Retrieved September 20, 2011. 

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