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2004–05 SPHL season
League Southern Professional Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Regular season
Season champions Knoxville Ice Bears
Season MVP Kevin Swider (Knoxville)[1]
Top scorer Kevin Swider (Knoxville)
Playoffs
Finals champions Columbus Cottonmouths
  Finals runners-up Macon Trax

The 2004–05 Southern Professional Hockey League season was the first season of the Southern Professional Hockey League. The regular season began October 29, 2004, and ended April 1, 2005, after a 56-game regular season and a six-team playoff. The Columbus Cottonmouths won the first SPHL championship.

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Team[2] GP W L GF GA Pts
Knoxville Ice Bears 56 34 22 235 185 68
Macon Trax 56 33 23 220 199 66
Jacksonville Barracudas 56 33 23 230 195 66
Fayetteville FireAntz 56 32 24 226 158 64
Columbus Cottonmouths 56 30 26 224 200 60
Huntsville Havoc 56 29 27 183 181 58
Asheville Aces 56 19 37 182 256 38
Winston-Salem Polar Twins 56 14 42 147 300 28
Commissioner's Cup winners
     Advanced to playoffs

AttendanceEdit

Team Total Games Average
Knoxville 93,564 28 3,341
Fayetteville 85,744 28 3,062
Huntsville 75,978 28 2,713
Columbus 73,063 28 2,609
Jacksonville 63,542 28 2,269
Asheville 59,901 28 2,139
Macon 53,082 28 1,895
Winston-Salem 41,816 28 1,493

President's Cup playoffsEdit

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Finals
                                   
        1  Knoxville Ice Bears 2 2 x  
  5  Columbus Cottonmouths 4     5  Columbus Cottonmouths 4 3 x    
  4  Fayetteville FireAntz 2         5  Columbus Cottonmouths 5 3 x
      2  Macon Trax 1 2 x
        2  Macon Trax 2 3 7    
  3  Jacksonville Barracudas 2     3  Jacksonville Barracudas 1 4 1  
  6  Huntsville Havoc 1  

FinalsEdit

March 31, 2005
7:35 pm
Columbus 5 – 1
Macon Macon Centreplex, Macon, GA
Attendance: 1,997
April 1, 2005
7:30 pm
Macon 2 – 3 (OT)
Columbus Columbus Civic Center, Columbus, GA
Attendance: 4,579

AwardsEdit

The Coach of the Year award was announced on March 21, 2005, followed by the All-Star team on March 22, Goalie of the Year on March 23, Defenseman of the Year on March 24, and MVP and Rookie of the Year on March 25.[3]

President's Cup: Columbus Cottonmouths
Commissioner's Cup: Knoxville Ice Bears
League MVP: Kevin Swider (Knoxville)[1]
Rookie of the Year: Chad Collins (Fayetteville)[4]
Defenseman of the Year: Curtis Menzul (Knoxville)[5]
Goalie of the Year: Chad Collins (Fayetteville)[6]
Coach of the Year: Derek Booth (Fayetteville)[7]

All-Star selectionsEdit

All-Stars

Flag of Canada F Brent Rumble (Jacksonville)
Flag of the United States F Kevin Swider (Knoxville)
Flag of Canada F K.J. Vorhees (Knoxville)
Flag of Canada D Ryan Aikia (Columbus)
Flag of Canada D Curtis Menzul (Knoxville)
Flag of Canada G Chad Collins (Fayetteville)

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kevin Swider Earns MVP Award. Press release (March 25, 2005). Retrieved on 25 March 2010.
  2. SPHL Standings. Pointstreak.com. Retrieved on 17 March 2010.
  3. SPHL Announces 2004-2005 All Star Team. Press release (March 22, 2005). Retrieved on 25 March 2010.
  4. SPHL Names Chad Collins Rookie of the Year. Press release (March 25, 2005). Retrieved on 25 March 2010.
  5. Knoxville's Menzul named SPHL's Top Defenseman. Press release (March 24, 2005). Retrieved on 25 March 2010.
  6. <Chad Collins Named SPHL Goalie of the Year. Press release (March 23, 2005). Retrieved on 25 March 2010.
  7. Derek Booth Named Coach of the Year. Press release (March 21, 2005). Retrieved on 25 March 2010.
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