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2006–07 SPHL season
League Southern Professional Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Regular season
Season champions Columbus Cottonmouths
Season MVP Rob Sich (Fayetteville)[1]
Top scorer Kevin Swider (Knoxville)
Playoffs
Finals champions Fayetteville FireAntz
  Finals runners-up Jacksonville Barracudas
Playoffs MVP Chad Collins (Fayetteville)[2]

The 2006–07 Southern Professional Hockey League season was the third season of the Southern Professional Hockey League. The regular season began October 27, 2006, and ended April 18, 2007, after a 56-game regular season and a six-team playoff. The Fayetteville FireAntz won their first SPHL championship.

PreseasonEdit

The Richmond Renegades joined the league as an expansion franchise, succeeding the United Hockey League's Richmond RiverDogs.[3]

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Team[4] GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
Columbus Cottonmouths 56 36 18 2 217 181 74
Knoxville Ice Bears 56 33 19 4 219 185 70
Fayetteville FireAntz 56 32 18 6 246 205 70
Huntsville Havoc 56 29 23 4 221 210 62
Richmond Renegades 56 27 25 4 187 219 58
Jacksonville Barracudas 56 25 24 7 198 238 57
Pee Dee Cyclones 56 16 32 8 225 280 40
Florida Seals* 26 11 14 1 110 105 23
William B. Coffey Trophy winners
     Advanced to playoffs


The Florida Seals folded mid-season after not meeting contractual obligations to their arena. A one-round dispersal draft was held January 5, with each team choosing one team from the Seals' roster. The picks were as follows: Pee Dee - Justin Keller, Jacksonville - Lawne Snyder, Fayetteville - Rob Sich, Richmond - Matt Balser, Columbus - Chad Haacke, Knoxville - Craig Geerlinks, Huntsville - Craig Miller.[5]

AttendanceEdit

Team Total Games Average
Huntsville 109,615 28 3,914
Richmond 95,756 28 3,419
Fayetteville 93,301 28 3,332
Columbus 92,534 28 3,304
Knoxville 90,640 28 3,237
Jacksonville 70,773 26 2,722
Florida 34,470 17 2,027
Pee Dee 36,928 26 1,420

President's Cup playoffsEdit

  1st Round 2nd Round Finals
                                               
1  Columbus Cottonmouths 1 3 4 3 x  
6  Jacksonville Barracudas 2 4 2 4 x    
    6  Jacksonville Barracudas 1 5 3 3 x
  3  Fayetteville FireAntz 3 6 2 5 x
  3  Fayetteville FireAntz 3 5 x  
4  Huntsville Havoc 2 4 x  
3  Fayetteville FireAntz 4 5 x
 
  2  Knoxville Ice Bears 1 2 x  
5  Richmond Renegades 4 2 2
  2  Knoxville Ice Bears 3 8 6  

FinalsEdit

April 13, 2007
7:35 pm
Jacksonville 1 – 3
Fayetteville Crown Coliseum, Fayetteville, NC
Attendance: 3,209
April 15, 2007
4:00 pm
Jacksonville 5 – 6
Fayetteville Crown Coliseum, Fayetteville, NC
Attendance: 3,209
April 16, 2007
7:35 pm
Fayetteville 2 – 3
Jacksonville Jacksonville Ice, Jacksonville, FL
Attendance: 712
April 18, 2007
8:00 pm
Fayetteville 5 – 3
Jacksonville Jacksonville Ice, Jacksonville, FL
Attendance: 806

AwardsEdit

SPHL award winners were announced March 28, 2007.[1]

President's Cup: Fayetteville FireAntz
Commissioner's Cup: Columbus Cottonmouths
League MVP: Rob Sich (Fayetteville)
Rookie of the Year: Tim Velemirovich (Fayetteville)
Defenseman of the Year: Brian Goudie (Richmond)
Goalie of the Year: Chad Rycroft (Columbus)
Coach of the Year: John Marks (Fayetteville)
Franchise of the Year: Huntsville Havoc
Playoff MVP: Chad Collins (Fayetteville)[2]

All-Star selectionsEdit

1st Team All-Stars

Flag of Canada F Rob Sich (Fayetteville)
Flag of Canada F Allan Sirois (Pee Dee)
Flag of the United States F Kevin Swider (Knoxville)
Flag of Canada D Brian Goudie (Richmond)
Flag of the United States D Jonathan Lounsbury (Huntsville)
Flag of Canada G Chad Rycroft (Columbus)

2nd Team All-Stars

Flag of Canada F Tim Green (Columbus)
Flag of the United States F James Patterson (Huntsville)
Flag of Canada F Tim Velemirovich (Fayetteville)
Flag of the United States D Steve Howard (Columbus)
Flag of the United States D Doug Searle (Knoxville)
Flag of Canada G Matt Carmichael (Huntsville)

Rookie All-Stars

Flag of Canada F Daryl Moore (Pee Dee)
Flag of Canada F Mike Tuomi (Knoxville)
Flag of Canada F Tim Velemirovich (Fayetteville)
Flag of Canada D Dylan Row (Fayetteville)
Flag of the United States D Phillip Youngclaus (Richmond)
Flag of Canada G Doug Groenestege (Richmond)

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 SPHL's Third Regular Season Ends. Press release (March 28, 2007). Retrieved on 21 March 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 FireAntz Win SPHL President's Cup. Press release (April 19, 2007). Retrieved on 21 March 2010.
  3. Renegades return to Richmond in SPHL. Press release (April 25, 2006). Retrieved on 21 March 2010.
  4. SPHL Standings. Pointstreak.com. Retrieved on 17 March 2010.
  5. Florida Seals cease operations. Press release (January 5, 2007). Retrieved on 16 March 2010.
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