The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) is a low-level professional ice hockey league based in Huntersville, North Carolina, with teams located in the Southeastern United States. Dec 28th brawl video below and announced suspensions.
HUNTERSVILLE, NC – Following its review, the SPHL today announced disciplinary action resulting from an incident occurring in Game #99, Mississippi at Huntsville, played on December 28:
Huntsville player Corey Fulton has been suspended four (4) games and fined an undisclosed amount.
Huntsville player Chapen LeBlond has been suspended five (5) games and fined an undisclosed amount.
Huntsville player Matt Smyth has been suspended five (5) games and fined an undisclosed amount.
Huntsville player Bill Baker has been suspended three (3) games and fined an undisclosed amount.
Huntsville head coach Glenn Detulleo has been suspended two (2) games and fined an undisclosed amount under Rule 29, Supplementary Discipline, for failing to control his bench.
Huntsville players Bryant Doerrsam and Ian Boots and trainer Billy Welker were fined for their actions. The Huntsville Havoc organization was also fined pursuant to League rules.
Mississippi player Brandon Kosolofsky has been suspended six (6) games and fined an undisclosed amount.
Mississippi player Anthony Collins has been suspended three (3) games and fined an undisclosed amount.
It’s not a great brawl by any stretch of the imagination. It does evoke memories of the Big Bad Bruins and the Broad Street Bullies.
Now here’s another way to win fans if the fighting doesn’t cut it.
Sabres welcome newborns
Along with a pat on the butt, Buffalo babies born in 2013 will get a spanking new Sabres blanket.
The hockey team and Kaleida Health have teamed up for the “Sabres Newborn Baby Program.” All children born in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital and Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo this year will receive a Sabres-themed blanket and a certificate from team owner Terry Pegula.
“Fandom in Buffalo is something that runs much deeper than in most other places,” said Sabres President Ted Black, who will visit Millard Fillmore this afternoon to kick off the program. “Even from birth, people here know that hockey and the Sabres are a part of life. This program is a way for us to welcome the newest members of our community and hopefully plant the seed of passion that will grow into a lifetime of embracing the game that we all love so deeply here in Buffalo.”
The gold, hooded baby blankets are emblazoned with the Sabres’ logo and “We Live Hockey” on the back. They also have “’13” to signify the year and Kaleida Health’s “Buffalo Baby” logo.
In addition to the blanket, each baby will receive a “Future First-Round Pick” certificate. The certificates feature the Sabres and Kaleida Health logos, space to fill out the baby’s birth information and Pegula’s signature.
“Over 6,000 babies will be born at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital and the Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo in 2013,” said James R. Kaskie, president and CEO of Kaleida Health. “This is a great way to welcome each and every one of them to our team.”
I guess this is somewhat similar to when I was growing up. My father was a Leafs fan and I just picked up the fever. Now it will be interesting to see if any of these 2013 babies do get drafted. That story would almost be as good as the 94/95 Pinnacle Patrick Kane RC.