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2012–13 SPHL season
League Southern Professional Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Duration October 26, 2013–April 14, 2013
Regular season
Season champions Fayetteville FireAntz
Season MVP Flag of Canada Josh McQuade (Fayetteville)
Top scorer Flag of Canada Josh McQuade (Fayetteville)
Playoffs
Finals champions Pensacola Ice Flyers
  Finals runners-up Huntsville Havoc

The 2012–13 Southern Professional Hockey League season was the ninth season of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). The regular season began October 26, 2012 and ended April 14, 2013, after a 56-game regular season and an 8-team playoff. The Fayetteville FireAntz captured their first SPHL regular season title.[1] The Pensacola Ice Flyers defeated the Huntsville Havoc in the President's Cup final 2 games to 1 to win the team's first President's Cup.[2]

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Team[3] GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
Fayetteville FireAntz 56 35 18 3 195 154 73
Louisiana IceGators 56 34 17 5 172 167 73
Pensacola Ice Flyers 56 33 18 5 171 149 71
Knoxville Ice Bears 56 33 19 4 180 157 70
Columbus Cottonmouths 56 28 24 4 149 138 60
Mississippi Surge 56 25 23 8 152 156 58
Mississippi RiverKings 56 24 24 8 165 183 56
Huntsville Havoc 56 21 29 6 135 179 48
Augusta RiverHawks 56 19 31 6 150 186 44
William B. Coffey Trophy winners
     Advanced to playoffs

AttendanceEdit

Team Total Games Average
Huntsville 98,393 28 3,514
Knoxville 96,570 28 3,448
Fayetteville 96,313 28 3,439
Pensacola 92,087 28 3,288
Columbus 79,260 28 2,830
Mississippi RiverKings 70,373 28 2,513
Louisiana 64,080 28 2,288
Mississippi Surge 58,496 28 2,089
Augusta 51,247 28 1,830
League 706,819 252 2,804

President's Cup playoffsEdit

  First Round Semifinals Final
                                       
  1  Fayetteville FireAntz 2 4  
8  Huntsville Havoc 3* 5*  
  2  Louisiana IceGators 3 2*** 1  
  8  Huntsville Havoc 5 1 5  
4  Knoxville Ice Bears 3 3
  5  Columbus Cottonmouths 0 0  
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round.)   8  Huntsville Havoc 1 2 0
  3  Pensacola Ice Flyers 2* 1 2
  6  Mississippi Surge 1 3  
3  Pensacola Ice Flyers 4 5  
3  Pensacola Ice Flyers 3 1
  4  Knoxville Ice Bears 2 0  
7  Mississippi RiverKings 5 5 4
  2  Louisiana IceGators 7 2 5*  

* indicates overtime game.

FinalsEdit

All times are local (EDT/CDT)

April 9, 2013
7:05pm
Huntsville 1 – 2 OT
(1–0, 0–1, 0–0, 0–1)
Pensacola Pensacola Civic Center
Pensacola, Florida
Attendance: 3,632
April 12, 2013
7:30pm
Pensacola 1 – 2
(0–0, 1–0, 0–2)
Huntsville Von Braun Center
Huntsville, Alabama
Attendance: 4,856
April 14, 2013
6:05pm
Huntsville 0 – 2
(0–1, 0–1, 0–0)
Pensacola Pensacola Civic Center
Pensacola, Florida
Attendance: 4,693

AwardsEdit

The SPHL All-Rookie team was announced on March 27, 2013, the All-SPHL teams on March 28, Defenseman of the Year on March 29, Rookie of the Year on April 1, Goaltender of the Year on April 2, Coach of the Year on April 3, and Most Valuable Player on April 4.[4]

2012–13 SPHL awards
Award Recipient(s) Finalists
President's Cup Pensacola Ice Flyers Huntsville Havoc
William B. Coffey Trophy
(Best regular-season record)
Fayetteville FireAntz
Easton Defenseman of the Year Andrew Smale (Fayetteville) Kirk Byczynski (Louisiana)
Easton Rookie of the Year Matt Gingera (Columbus) Kirk Byczynski (Louisiana)
Ross MacKinnon (Pensacola)
Sher-Wood Goaltender of the Year Riley Gill (Louisiana) Andrew Loewen (Columbus)
Easton Coach of the Year Mark DeSantis (Fayetteville) Kevin Kaminski (Louisiana)
Easton Most Valuable Player Josh McQuade (Fayetteville) Riley Gill (Louisiana)

All-SPHL selectionsEdit

  Position   First Team[5] Second Team[6] All-Rookie[7]
G Flag of the United States Riley Gill (Louisiana) Flag of Canada Andrew Loewen (Columbus) Flag of the United States Ross MacKinnon (Pensacola)
D Flag of Canada Andrew Smale (Fayetteville) Flag of Canada Kirk Byczynski (Louisiana) Flag of Canada Kirk Byczynski (Louisiana)
D Flag of Canada Mark Van Vliet (Knoxville) Flag of the United States Bret Tyler (Columbus) Flag of the United States Mike Kavanagh (Fayetteville)
F Flag of Canada Josh McQuade (Fayetteville) Flag of Canada Matt Gingera (Columbus) Flag of the United States Derek Elliott (Fayetteville)
F Flag of Canada Matt Robertson (Louisiana) Flag of Canada Eric Satim (Knoxville) Flag of Canada Matt Gingera (Columbus)
F Flag of Canada Ryan Salvis (Pensacola) Flag of Canada Matt Whitehead (Mississippi RiverKings) Flag of Canada Todd Hosmer (Mississippi RiverKings))

ReferencesEdit

  1. Fayetteville FireAntz clinch SPHL regular-season title. thesphl.com (25 March 2013). Retrieved on 26 March 2013.
  2. Huntsville Havoc loses to Pensacola in SPHL championship game. al.com (14 April 2013). Retrieved on 14 April 2013.
  3. SPHL Standings. Pointstreak.com. Retrieved on 25 March 2013.
  4. SPHL Awards Schedule Announced. thesphl.com (25 March 2013). Retrieved on 26 March 2013.
  5. Fayetteville, Louisiana Head All-SPHL First Team. thesphl.com (28 March 2013). Retrieved on 28 March 2013.
  6. All-SPHL Second Team Announced. thesphl.com (28 March 2013). Retrieved on 28 March 2013.
  7. SPHL Announces All-Rookie Team. thesphl.com (27 March 2013). Retrieved on 27 March 2013.


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