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2008-09 Huntsville Havoc
League 4th Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL)
2008-09 record 29-24-7
Home record 17-10-3
Road record 12-14-4
Goals for 204
Goals against 197
General Manager Kevin Walker
Coach Eric Soltys, Head Coach
Paul Snell, Assistant Coach
Captain Jonathan Lounsbury
Karlis Zirnis
Alternate captains Jeff Winchester
Travis Kauffeldt
Arena CenturyTel Ice at the Von Braun Center, Huntsville Alabama
Average attendance 106,848 (30 games)
Team leaders
Goals Travis Kauffeldt (37)
[2nd (tied) place League]
Assists Karlis Zirnis (42)
[8th place League]
Points Travis Kauffeldt (70)
[8th (tied) place League]
Penalties in minutes Bill McCreary (177)
[5th place League]
Wins Tim Haun (15)
[4th (tied) place League]
Goals against average (minimum of 690 minutes played)

Tim Haun (2.62)
[2nd place League]

LogoSPHLHuntsvilleHavoc5YearAnniversary

Logo for the Huntsville Havoc's 5 Year Anniversary

The 2008-09 Huntsville Havoc season is the 5th season of Southern Professional Hockey League action in Huntsville, Alabama, United States. The season began on Friday, October 24, 2008, with a win in Columbus, Georgia, USA against the Columbus Cottonmouths.

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
y Knoxville Ice Bears 60 35 16 9 216 171 79
× Columbus Cottonmouths 60 31 22 7 194 196 69
× Fayetteville FireAntz 60 30 25 5 212 214 65
× Huntsville Havoc 60 29 24 7 204 197 65
Richmond Renegades 60 30 27 3 215 235 63
Twin City Cyclones 60 25 29 6 208 236 56
y - clinched division title ×-clinched playoff berth
Final Standings

Game logEdit

Game # Date Vistor Score Home OT/SO Decision Attendance Record Pts
PS1 October 17 Columbus 1-4 Huntsville     N/A N/A N/A
PS2 October 21 Huntsville CANCELLED Columbus     N/A N/A N/A
* Shootout played despite the score.  Score displayed does not include shootout results.


2008–09 Game Log
Game # Date Opponent Score Home OT/SO Decision Attendance Record Pts
1 October 24 Huntsville 6-2 Columbus   Haun 3,079 1-0-0 2
2 October 25 Huntsville 6-5 Twin City OT Cherry 847 2-0-0 4
3 October 26 Huntsville 5-4 Twin City OT Haun 508 3-0-0 6
4 October 30 Huntsville 4-3 Knoxville   Cherry 2,160 4-0-0 8
5 October 31 Huntsville 3-1 Fayetteville   Haun 3,239 5-0-0 10
Game # Date Opponent Score Home OT/SO Decision Attendance Record Pts
6 November 1 Columbus 3-4 Huntsville SO Haun 5,758 6-0-0 12
7 November 6 Knoxville 5-2 Huntsville   Cherry 2,454 6-1-0 12
8 November 10 Columbus 2-4 Huntsville   Haun 2,473 7-1-0 14
9 November 13 Richmond 3-5 Huntsville   Cherry 2,243 8-1-0 16
10 November 14 Richmond 2-4 Huntsville   Haun 3,109 9-1-0 18
11 November 15 Fayetteville 1-6 Huntsville   Cherry 3,407 10-1-0 20
12 November 18 Huntsville 3-4 Fayetteville   Haun 3,416 10-2-0 20
13 November 20 Huntsville 2-4 Twin City   Cherry 874 10-3-0 20
14 November 21 Huntsville 1-3 Richmond   Haun 4,073 10-4-0 20
15 November 22 Huntsville 2-3 Knoxville OT Cherry 3,456 10-4-1 21
16 November 27 Twin City 2-5 Huntsville   Haun 3,833 11-4-1 23
17 November 28 Columbus 2-5 Huntsville   Haun 4,069 12-4-1 25
18 November 29 Huntsville 2-1 Columbus   Cherry 2,436 13-4-1 27
Game # Date Opponent Score Home OT/SO Decision Attendance Record Pts
19 December 5 Knoxville 1-4 Huntsville   Cherry 3,303 14-4-1 29
20 December 12 Richmond 4-1 Huntsville   Cherry 2,878 14-5-1 29
21 December 13 Knoxville 1-2 Huntsville   Cherry 2,956 15-5-1 31
22 December 19 Fayetteville 2-5 Huntsville   Cherry 3,048 16-5-1 33
23 December 20 Fayetteville 3-2 Huntsville   Ronan 2,991 16-6-1 33
24 December 21 Huntsville 7-3 Knoxville   Cherry 2,274 17-6-1 35
25 December 25 Huntsville 2-5 Richmond   Cherry 1,970 17-7-1 35
26 December 26 Huntsville 5-6 Twin City OTL Cherry 1,236 17-7-2 36
27 December 27 Huntsville 6-3 Richmond   Cherry 2,676 18-7-2 38
28 December 29 Knoxville 5-2 Huntsville   Cherry 4,369 18-8-2 38
Game # Date Opponent Score Home OT/SO Decision Attendance Record Pts
29 January 2 Twin City 6-5 Huntsville   Ronan 2,532 18-9-2 38
30 January 3 Twin City 5-3 Huntsville   Cherry 3,805 18-10-2 38
31 January 8 Knoxville 2-1 Huntsville OT Ronan 2,021 18-10-3 39
32 January 9 Huntsville 3-5 Knoxville   Ronan 3,544 18-11-3 39
33 January 10 Fayetteville 2-1 Huntsville   Ronan 5,237 18-12-3 39
34 January 16 Columbus 2-4 Huntsville   Cherry 3,291 19-12-3 41
35 January 17 Columbus 2-6 Huntsville   Cherry 4,515 20-12-3 43
36 January 22 Huntsville 3-5 Fayetteville   Cherry 2,040 20-13-3 43
37 January 23 Huntsville 2-4 Richmond   Cherry 3,422 20-14-3 43
38 January 24 Huntsville 4-3 Richmond   Ronan 3,989 21-14-3 45
39 January 29 Huntsville 1-4 Knoxville   Cherry 2,093 21-15-3 45
40 January 30 Huntsville 3-4 Columbus OT Cherry 2,554 21-15-4 46
41 January 31 Knoxville 4-2 Huntsville   Cherry 4,904 21-16-4 46
Game # Date Opponent Score Home OT/SO Decision Attendance Record Pts
42 February 6 Huntsville 4-6 Knoxville   Cherry 5,169 21-17-4 46
43 February 7 Huntsville 2-5 Richmond   Cherry 3,082 21-18-4 46
44 February 8 Huntsville 2-1 Twin City   Haun 878 22-18-4 48
45 February 12 Knoxville 2-4 Huntsville   Haun 2,553 23-18-4 50
46 February 13 Huntsville 2-4 Columbus   Haun 2,561 23-19-4 50
47 February 14 Columbus 3-2 Huntsville OT Haun 4,088 23-19-5 51
48 February 19 Huntsville 4-3 Columbus   Haun 1,639 24-19-5 53
49 February 20 Richmond 7-5 Huntsville   Haun 3,187 24-20-5 53
50 February 21 Fayetteville 0-5 Huntsville   Cherry 4,251 25-20-5 55
51 February 27 Huntsville 5-4 Fayetteville OT Haun 3,456 26-20-5 57
52 February 28 Huntsville 4-5 Fayetteville   Cherry 6,339 26-21-5 57
Game # Date Opponent Score Home OT/SO Decision Attendance Record Pts
53 March 6 Huntsville 1-2 Columbus SO Haun 2,439 26-21-6 58
54 March 7 Huntsville 1-3 Knoxville   Haun 4,241 26-22-6 58
55 March 13 Twin City 4-6 Huntsville   Haun 3,359 27-22-6 60
56 March 14 Columbus 2-3 Huntsville OT Haun 6,636 28-22-6 62
57 March 15 Knoxville 4-1 Huntsville   Haun 2,869 28-23-6 62
58 March 19 Richmond 2-3 Huntsville OT Haun 2,533 29-23-6 64
59 March 20 Huntsville 3-4 Columbus   Haun 3,894 29-24-6 64
60 March 21 Columbus 5-4 Huntsville OT Cherry 4,176 29-24-7 64
  • Green background indicates win.
  • Red background indicates regulation loss.
  • White background indicates overtime/shootout loss.

PlayoffsEdit

The Huntsville Havoc ended the 2008-09 season in 4th place and was defeated by the 1st place Knoxville Ice Bears in the first round.

Quarterfinals: vs. (1) Knoxville Ice BearsEdit

Knoxville wins series 3-2

Game # Date Vistor Score Home OT/SO Decision Attendance
QF1 March 26 Huntsville 4-6 Knoxville   Haun 1,358
QF2 March 27 Huntsville 2-4 Knoxville   Haun 2,308
QF3 March 28 Knoxville 2-4 Huntsville   Haun 3,351
QF4 March 30 Knoxville 3-4 Huntsville OT Haun 2,181
QF5 April 1 Huntsville 2-3 Knoxville OT Haun 2,213

2009 SPHL Playoffs

Records & AwardsEdit

Date Player Record / Award
October 27, 2008 Karlis Zirnis Sherwood Player of the Week
November 17, 2008 John Ronan Sherwood Player of the Week
December 1, 2008 Travis Kauffeldt Sherwood Player of the Month (November)
December 22, 2008 Karlis Zirnis Sherwood Player of the Week

†-Team Record ‡-League Record

TransactionsEdit

The Havoc have been involved in the following transactions during the 2008-09 season. (As reported by official team press releases and Pointstreak transactions)

May 5, 2008
Acquired from Jacksonville
dispersal draft

Tim Haun
Frank Furdero
Billy Rochefort
Announced on
May 5, 2008
Signed Tryout Agreements
Patrick Doherty
Samuel Bergeron
Jean-Philippe Roy-Vallieres
Dan Buccella
Craig Bushey
Matt Carmichael
Mat Curley
Tim Hockley
Jonathan Lounsbury
Bill McCreary
Beau McLaughlin
Mike O'Sullivan
James Patterson
Bobby Siers
Jeff Valdes
Edan Welch
Announced on
May 15, 2008
Signed Tryout Agreement
Jeff Winchester
Announced on
June 3, 2008
Signed
Keith Rowe
Announced on
June 5, 2008
Signed Tryout Agreement
Travis Kauffeldt
Announced on
August 22, 2008
Traded to
Richmond

Beau McLaughlin (Rights)
Kyle Sheen (Rights)
Acquired from
Richmond

Martin Kubaliak
Announced on
August 26, 2008
Signed
Ray Ortiz
Announced on
August 28, 2008
Signed
Tristan Lush
Announced on
September 11, 2008
Signed
Karlis Zirnis
Jordan Weibel
Ross Cherry
Announced on
September 19, 2008
Signed
John Ronan
Announced on
October 13, 2008
Joined Camp
Bill McCreary
Announced on
October 15, 2008
Joined Camp
Tim Haun
Ross Cherry
Released
Matt Carmichael
Greg Blais
Announced on
October 20, 2008
Released
Gavin Hodgson
Troy Maney
Jamie Cavanaugh
Travis Moore
Announced on
October 23, 2008
Released
Craig Bushey
Bryce Luker
Rob Stanfield
Retired
Dan Buccella
Announced on
October 30, 2008
Signed
Rob Stanfield
3 Game Tryout
B.J. Radovich
Released
Chad Jones
Announced on
November 4, 2008
Signed
B.J. Radovich
Traded to
Knoxville

Frank Furdero
Acquired from
Knoxville

Derek Pallardy
and financial considerations
Released
Derek Pallardy
Announced on
November 17, 2008
Signed
Jay Bletzer
Released
Rob Stanfield


Announced on
November 26, 2008
3 Game Tryout
Stephen Cooke
Announced on
November 29, 2008
Recalled by Fort Wayne (IHL)
Tim Haun
Signed
Nick Wydock
Announced on
December 1, 2008
Signed
Stephen Cooke
Released
Mike O'Sullivan
Announced on
December 3, 2008
Released
Nick Wydock
Signed
Mike Ronan
Announced on
December 9, 2008
3 Game Tryout
Dylan Row
December 12, 2008
Placed on 30 Day IR
Jordan Weibel
December 20, 2008
Signed
Dylan Row
December 31, 2008
Acquired from
Fayetteville
[Completes August trade
for Olauson (rights)]

Mike Tuomi
January 2, 2009
Acquired from
Fayetteville
[compensation pick
after Tuomi left to Finland]

Jeff Genovy
Announced on
January 6, 2009
Released
Jonathan Lounsbury
Signed
Jeff Genovy
Announced on
January 10, 2009
Placed on 30 day IR
Pat Doherty
Announced on
January 12, 2009
Waived
Rob Stanfield
Acquired from
Twin City

Paul Falco
Activated off IR
Jordan Weibel
Announced on
January 16, 2009
Signed
Paul Falco
January 17, 2009
Played
Chris George
Announced on
January 18, 2009
Retired
Chris George
Announced on
January 29, 2009
3 Game Tryout
Rob Stanfield
Announced on
January 30, 2009
Traded to Richmond
Mike Ronan
Assigned by Fort Wayne (IHL)
Tim Haun
Placed on League Suspension
for 4 games
Tim Haun
Added as Emergency
Goaltender
Adam Waddell
Announced on
January 31, 2009
Added as Emergency
Goaltender
Nick Wydock
Announced on
February 2, 2009
Placed on League Suspension
for 1 game
Karlis Zirnis
John Ronan
Announced on
February 4, 2009
Signed
Rob Stanfield
Waived
Jordan Weibel
Announced on
February 7, 2009
Activated from League Suspension
Karlis Zirnis
John Ronan
Announced on
February 8, 2009
Activated from League Suspension
Tim Haun
Removed as Emergency
Goaltender
Nick Wydock
Announced on
February 10, 2009
Activated from IR
Pat Doherty
Waived
Rob Stanfield
Announced on
February 13, 2009
3 Game Tryout
Justin Rohr
Announced on
February 19, 2009
3 Game Tryout
Billy Tibbetts
Announced on
February 20, 2009
3 Game Tryout
Justin Rohr
Announced on
February 23, 2009
Waived
Edan Welch
Recalled by Las Vegas (ECHL)
Travis Kauffeldt
Ray Ortiz
Signed
Billy Tibbetts
Announced on
February 27, 2009
Assigned by Las Vegas (ECHL)
Travis Kauffeldt
Ray Ortiz
Announced on
February 28, 2009
3 Game Tryout
Justin Rohr
Announced on
March 3, 2009
Traded to Richmond
Dylan Row
Acquired in trade from Richmond
Dennis Sicard
Announced on
March 4, 2009
Waived
Pat Doherty
Recalled by Stockton (ECHL)
Martin Kubaliak
Announced on
March 5, 2009
Signed
Dennis Sicard
Ed Campbell
Announced on
March 11, 2009
Signed
Justin Rohr
3 Game Tryout
Keith Rowe
Announced on
March 18, 2009
3 Game Tryout
Keith Rowe
Announced on
March 21, 2009
Placed on League Suspension
for 2 games
Billy Tibbetts
Announced on
March 23, 2009
Placed on 30 day IR
Jeff Genovy
Signed
Keith Rowe

RosterEdit

Huntsville Havoc Roster 2008-09
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
22 Flag of Canada Hockley, TimTim Hockley

D L 32 2006 Collingwood, Ontario
24 Flag of Canada Winchester, JeffJeff Winchester

 (A)

D L 34 2008 Dalhousie, New Brunswick
7 Flag of Canada Sicard, DennisDennis Sicard

F 31 Mar 2009 Coburg, Ontario
12 Flag of the United States Ortiz, RayRay Ortiz

F R 32 2008 Charlestown, Massachusetts
9 Flag of Latvia Zirnis, KarlisKarlis Zirnis

 (C)

F L 38 2008 Riga, Latvia
14 Flag of the United States Rowe, KeithKeith Rowe

F L 35 Mar 2009 Livonia, Michigan
51 Flag of Canada Cooke, StephenStephen Cooke

F 33 Nov 2008 Stirling, Ontario
1 Flag of the United States Cherry, RossRoss Cherry

G 33 2008 Basking Ridge, New Jersey
37 Flag of Canada Kauffeldt, TravisTravis Kauffeldt

 (A)

F L 31 2006 Bancroft, Ontario
19 Flag of the United States Lush, TristanTristan Lush

F R 35 2008 North Andover, Massachusetts
15 Flag of the United States McCreary, BillBill McCreary

D L 34 2007 Howell, Michigan
10 Flag of the United States Ronan, JohnJohn Ronan

F L 36 2008 South Boston, Massachusetts
5 Flag of the United States Radovich, B.J.B.J. Radovich

F R 33 Oct 2008 Hermantown, Minnesota
4 Flag of the United States Falco, PaulPaul Falco

D R 35 Jan 2009 Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
8 Flag of the United States Tibbetts, BillyBilly Tibbetts

F R 41 Feb 2009 Boston, Massachusetts
31 Flag of Canada Haun, TimTim Haun

G 36 May 2008 Solsgirth, Manitoba
47 Flag of the United States Campbell, EdEd Campbell

D L 41 Mar 2009 Worcester, Massachusetts
28 Flag of the United States Genovy, JeffJeff Genovy

 Injury icon

F R 33 Jan 2009 Kalamazoo, Michigan

Final 2009 Playoff Roster

Transitioned PlayersEdit

Current Season Transitioned Players
#   Player Date Transition Birth Current Status
44 Flag of Canada Chad Jones October 30 Released October 25, 1987
Wiarton, Ontario
Danbury Mad Hatters (EPHL)
7 Flag of the United States Frank Furdero November 4 Traded to
Knoxville
February 1, 1982
Livonia, Michigan
Knoxville Ice Bears (SPHL)
  Flag of the United States Derek Pallardy November 4 Released July 16, 1983
Chesterfield, Missouri
Knoxville Ice Bears (SPHL)
16 Flag of Canada Rob Stanfield November 17
December 5
January 12
Febuary 4
Febuary 10
Released
Signed
Waived
Signed
Waived
October 1, 1978
Buckhorn, Ontario
Wichita Thunder (CHL)
3 Flag of the United States Mike O'Sullivan December 1 Released May 23, 1982
Dorchester, Massachusetts
Danbury Mad Hatters (EPHL)
Richmond Renegades (SPHL)
  Flag of Canada Mike Tuomi After
December 31
Left to Finland
Huntsville retains
SPHL rights
April 23, 1980
Toronto, Ontario
Unknown (UNK)
11 Flag of the United States Jonathan Lounsbury January 6 Released June 6, 1982
Winthrop, Massachusetts
Danbury Mad Hatters (EPHL)
17 Flag of Canada Chris George January 18 Retried December 3, 1971
Kitchener, Ontario
Retired
31 Flag of the United States Mike Ronan January 30 Traded to Richmond UNK
South Boston, Massachusetts
Richmond Renegades (SPHL)
39   Adam Waddell January 31 Removed as Emergency Goaltender UNK
UNK
Huntsville Havoc (SPHL)
Equipment Manager
41 Flag of Canada Jordan Weibel February 4 Waived January 8, 1985
Beausejour, Manitoba
Richmond Renegades (SPHL)
39   Nick Wydock February 8 Removed as Emergency Goaltender UNK
UNK
Unknown (UNK)
14 Flag of Canada Edan Welch February 23 Waived March 29, 1978
Oromocto, New Brunswick
Twin City Cyclones (SPHL)
7 Flag of Canada Dylan Row March 3 Traded to Richmond April 14, 1983
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Fort Wayne Komets (IHL)
Kalamazoo Wings (IHL)
26 Flag of the United States Pat Doherty March 4 Waived July 13, 1982
Wakefield, Maine
Unknown (UNK)


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